Author: Dean Hickman-Smith

With more than 20 years of executive sales leadership, Dean Hickman-Smith joined vArmour in May 2015. Dean brings past leadership experience including building a global network of strategic channel partners that served more than 15,000 customers within enterprises, service providers and government accounts. He is also an expert at scaling field operations to support mega-growth of emerging companies and helped to take three companies public that are now valued in the billions. Prior to joining vArmour, Dean held roles as SVP of Worldwide Field Operations at Aerohive Networks, SVP of Worldwide Sales & Services at leading cloud security company Proofpoint, and was VP of Emerging Technology at both Juniper Networks and NetScreen (prior to acquisition by Juniper). Dean attended the University of the West of England and RAF College Cranwell and enjoys Aerobatic flying and running.

Partner News Alert: vArmour Recognized by CRN As A 2016 Emerging Vendor

Partner News Alert: vArmour Recognized by CRN As A 2016 Emerging Vendor

We’re very excited to say that CRN has named vArmour to its 2016 list of Emerging Vendors. This annual list recognizes recently founded, up-and-coming technology suppliers who are shaping the future of the IT channel through uniqu...
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[Video] CTO of Education Networks of America on Protecting Our Kids’ Data

[Video] CTO of Education Networks of America on Protecting Our Kids’ Data

Our nation’s schools, colleges, and universities are responsible for our country’s most precious assets— our children. In addition to their physical security, these organizations are also charged with the task of keeping our stude...
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[Video] Head of Infrastructure of Equens on the Importance of Proactive Cloud Security

[Video] Head of Infrastructure of Equens on the Importance of Proactive Cloud Security

Of all the customers I meet, those in financial services are undergoing one of the most significant shifts when it comes to the digitization of their industry, replacing their brick and mortar locations that see hundreds of custom...
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[Video] CIO of John Muir Health on Securing the Digitization of Healthcare

[Video] CIO of John Muir Health on Securing the Digitization of Healthcare

In many of my conversations with our customers in financial services to retail, they talk about the digitization of their industry. Healthcare is no exception to this trend, from actual services provided to electronic patient reco...
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vArmour Named on CRN’s 2015 Emerging Vendors – And We Want to Make You a Partner

vArmour Named on CRN’s 2015 Emerging Vendors – And We Want to Make You a Partner

We are excited and honored to be named to The Channel Company’s exclusive 2015 CRN® Emerging Vendors List . With our industry-first distributed security system, we are featured as one of the “new kids” on the tech block that are c...
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Become a vArmour Invited Partner & Let Us Show YOU the Money

Become a vArmour Invited Partner & Let Us Show YOU the Money

Today, I am excited to introduce an essential component to bringing vArmour’s industry-first distributed security system to markets worldwide: the vArmour Invited Partners program, or “VIP” as we like to call it. At vArmour, we be...
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Is Beer a Snack? And other Questions & Answers from our new SVP of Field Operations, Dean Hickman-Smith

Is Beer a Snack? And other Questions & Answers from our new SVP of Field Operations, Dean Hickman-Smith

In part two of our blog series to get to know our new executives, we sat down with our recently announced SVP of Field Operations, Dean Hickman-Smith, who, like our CEO, hails from across the pond (so… you can excuse some of his U...
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