Aqua Makes Executive Hires
April 17, 2017
Security has hired Upesh Patel as vice president of Business Development
and David Segev as vice president of International Sales. As container
adoption rates continue to spike, the container security market is
experiencing unprecedented momentum. David and Upesh's efforts will help
Aqua harness that momentum to accelerate customer acquisition. Patel and
Segev join Aqua as part of its global expansion strategy: the company
grew its headcount by 48% over the course of Q1 2017 and opened an
office in Boston.
"Aqua is at the right place at the right time with the right technology,
and with the addition of Upesh and David - and the people we are hiring
globally - we are bringing the right people on board," said Dror
Davidoff, CEO, Aqua Security. "It's a good time for Aqua - morale is
high and the entire company is energized. We are excited to have David
and Upesh on board and look forward to reaping the benefits of their
A seasoned technology executive with more than 25 years of experience,
Upesh Patel will forge and lead Aqua Security's partnerships with
strategic technology, consulting and services companies worldwide. Prior
to joining Aqua Security, Upesh was Vice President of Business &
Corporate Development at CrowdStrike where he launched CrowdStrike's
Elevate Partner Program – an ecosystem of technology, go-to-market and
services companies. Upesh has established a track record of successfully
driving new business and partnerships with many startups including
Perspecsys, Trusteer and Guardium resulting in high-value mergers with
Blue Coat Systems, IBM and RSA Security. He was also one of the original
pioneers of the OPSEC program at Check Point Software.
see a tremendous opportunity for customers as they develop their hybrid
cloud strategy to leverage Containers and to finally 'bake' security
into their DevOps process," said Upesh Patel, Vice President of Business
Development for Aqua. "With one foot in the security world and the other
in DevOps, Aqua truly reflects the future of cyber security, and I am
delighted to be a part of such an innovative, visionary company."
David Segev has held senior sales and business development positions at
several companies, including NICE, McAfee and Cellebrite, all resulting
in a significant growth in sales. Most recently, David was Senior Vice
President of Sales for EMEA, Forensics for Cellebrite, a company
specializing in mobile device forensics.
"Containers change the way organizations develop and deploy
applications, and the upside for our customers is transformational,"
said David Segev, vice president of International Sales, Aqua Security.
I'm delighted to lead Aqua's international sales organization and look
forward to contributing to our success."