Cyber-security specialist Tesserent Limited (ASX:TNT) has appointed Kurt Hansen as Global Head of Sales. Kurt has been brought on board to grow Tesserent’s local and international Security-as-a-Service business. Kurt, whose career in the IT industry spans more than 20 years, has a proven track record of transforming sales teams and delivering significant business growth.
Most recently Kurt was Regional Managing Director for Check Point Software Technologies, where he was responsible for Cyber Security Sales and Services in Australia and New Zealand. Kurt was instrumental in building a high-performing sales culture within Check Point and continued Check Point’s impressive growth in Australia & New Zealand.
Prior to Check Point, Kurt was the managing director of F5 Networks in Australia, where he delivered significant revenue growth for the company. Before joining F5, Kurt was the CEO of AirData Pty Limited. AirData supplied Enterprise Mobility Solutions predominately to retail and supply chain industries.
Earlier in his career, Kurt gained extensive sales and operational leadership experience at Symbol Technologies, Telstra Wholesale, Cisco Systems, and Ericsson. In these positions, Kurt was responsible for increasing revenue and managing costs while building high-performing sales and delivery teams.
Kurt said “It’s a dynamic time for Tesserent following its ASX listing in February this year. After running several local IT operations, predominantly for global IT software vendors, I’m looking forward to leading an Australian IT company’s global sales strategy. I believe Australia needs to get behind local technology companies like Tesserent who are leading the way in Australia’s emerging innovation boom. Tesserent has a great offering, which is locally developed and has already proven to be successful in Australia and overseas. With this solid foundation and a well-executed sales strategy, Tesserent has the opportunity to become an Australian technology powerhouse. With unprecedented growth in the threat landscape, it is vitally important that Australian technology companies like Tesserent are at the forefront of cyber security.”
Tesserent’s CEO Keith Glennan said “I am delighted to have Kurt join the team. Kurt has a wealth of experience within the IT sector and a demonstrated track record of building first-class sales teams. Kurt’s appointment is a testament to Tesserent’s commitment to growth, both in Australia and overseas. I’m confident that Kurt will play a major role in the future success of Tesserent.”