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Avecto expands executive team with Robin Saitz as CMO and Andrew Avanessian as COO

Key marketing and operations appointments extend Avecto's leadership position in privilege management

Avecto, a leader in privilege management software has made two key executive appointments: Robin Saitz as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and Andrew Avanessian as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Robin Saitz joins the company with a proven track record of building high-performance teams and brands. Prior to Avecto, Saitz was CMO at sales enablement software company Brainshark and Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Operations at PTC, where she spent 25 years. Based out of Avecto's US headquarters in Somerville, MA, Saitz will steer the company's marketing strategy, including messaging and positioning through to demand generation and awareness programs.

Commenting on her appointment, Robin Saitz said, “Preventing security breaches is a number one priority for CIOs/CISOs, CEOs, and Board Members. Privileged Access Management is fundamental to helping a business achieve this goal, whether for compliance reasons or to protect company data. With Avecto, companies can accomplish a least privilege environment very easily and I’m excited to help the company build on its prior successes to grow as the definitive leader in this space."

Additionally, Andrew Avanessian has been promoted from VP of Technology to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Andrew has progressed with Avecto since its inception and has driven Avecto’s rapid market growth and international expansion. In his new role, Andrew will be responsible for key operations in the company, leading Avecto’s international pre- and post-sales teams as well as the company's customer success, support, and IT department. The role will also see Andrew focus on building upon the company's success in the US market.

Commenting on his new role, Andrew Avanessian said: “Although the size and scope of the business has changed dramatically since I joined, its culture of ambition and innovation has remained. I have seen the company grow from strength to strength and I’m excited to extend my remit to further optimize our operations.”

Paul Kenyon, Co-CEO and Co-founder of Avecto said the appointments come at an important point in the company's history. "The pace of growth we've experienced has been phenomenal and these key, strategic appointments will ensure that momentum continues.  

"Robin brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience that is essential to building on and accelerating the growth of the business. We have an incredibly strong story to tell and many exciting developments planned, so Robin will play a crucial role in making sure the Avecto message is heard and understood across the globe.

"Throughout his tenure, Andrew has demonstrated drive, leadership, operational excellence, and innovation at every turn and those skills sat perfectly with our vision for a COO. Not only is Andrew a recognized thought-leader and author in the endpoint security space, he has established best practices across our sales and implementation teams and is constantly looking for new ways to develop our offering. I wish both Andrew and Robin every success in their new roles.”