Carbon Black, the leader in next-generation endpoint security, announced the company has hired Thomas Hansen as chief revenue officer and executive vice president.
A former global executive at both Microsoft and Dropbox, Hansen will lead Carbon Black’s worldwide sales, sales engineering, channel sales, customer success, and customer services.
Prior to joining Carbon Black, Hansen worked as Dropbox’s global vice president of revenue from 2015 to 2017 and played a key role in making the company the fastest SaaS company to reach $1B in revenue, according to IDC. During his tenure, Hansen led the company’s significant growth with a global, multi-channel, go-to-market strategy that helped Dropbox surpass $1B in annualized revenue run rate.
At Microsoft from 2001 until 2015, Hansen most recently served as the worldwide vice president of the SMB organization at the company’s headquarters in Redmond, WA, where he was responsible for a global team of sales, marketing, and partner management professionals and led a multi-billion dollar, fast-growing business. While at Microsoft, Hansen’s team recruited and built one of the world’s largest cloud ecosystem of partners.
"We're excited to welcome Thomas to the Carbon Black team,” said Patrick Morley, Carbon Black’s president & CEO. “His extensive experience in managing and growing global teams will help Carbon Black accelerate our go-to-market strategy around the globe and guide our transition to becoming a leading cloud company.”
Born, raised, and educated in Denmark, Hansen has also lived in South Africa, Thailand, and Turkey. He holds a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. He is married with three children and currently lives in Seattle.
“As the market leader in endpoint security, Carbon Black is well-positioned to empower customers around the globe to prevent, detect and respond to the most advanced cyberattacks,” Hansen said. “I am honored to be working with the Carbon Black team as we continue to grow our global footprint and mentor our employees to advance in their careers.”