Toomey chartered to lead ThreatX sales team toward high-growth in next-gen WAF market
ThreatX, the leading provider of SaaS-based protection for complex web application and API environments, has appointed Billy Toomey as the company’s vice president of sales. Toomey is a results-driven sales leader who brings more than a decade of experience building strategic relationships and developing market opportunities for cybersecurity technologies.
His responsibilities at ThreatX will include sales team leadership, expanding ThreatX’s footprint in the highly competitive, fast-growing next-gen WAF/WAAP marketplace, and contributing to the company’s overall go-to-market and business strategies.
“I am excited to join ThreatX’s executive team to lead the sales efforts as we partner with companies around the world to help solve some of the most difficult cybersecurity challenges,” said Toomey. “Businesses everywhere are aggressively migrating into the cloud, and ThreatX is uniquely equipped to help protect everything exposed to outside environments, including web applications and APIs, as well as Bot management and DDOS mitigation.”
Before joining ThreatX, Toomey built, scaled, and lead go-to-market teams at multiple early- and mid-stage companies. Most recently, Billy led western region enterprise sales go-to-market at AtScale. Previously, Billy was the initial sales hire at Komand (acquired by Rapid7), where he developed and led go-to-market strategies. Prior to Komand, he was an early sales hire at Resilient Systems (acquired by IBM).
“Billy’s addition to the team comes at a critical time for ThreatX,” said Gene Fay, CEO at ThreatX. “His experience will be invaluable as ThreatX continues to innovate and deliver the most comprehensive, container-based security solution available to protect the web applications and APIs that run the world.”
Toomey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern New Hampshire University.
ThreatX provides customers with a unified solution—bringing WAF, API, Bot management, and DDOS mitigation together to deliver a full spectrum approach to threat detection. ThreatX’s centralized cloud-based, real-time risk engine aggregates suspicious behaviors from threat actors and applies right-time protection to enable broad-spectrum attack coverage.