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Tanium Names Former Salesforce Exec As Chief Revenue Officer

Tanium has added another executive to its lineup, appointing former Salesforce executive Mark Wayland to the newly created role of chief revenue officer.

Posted by CRN on June 26, 2017:

Tanium has added another executive to its lineup, appointing former Salesforce executive Mark Wayland to the newly created role of chief revenue officer.

Wayland officially starts at Tanium on July 10.

Wayland joins Tanium after 10 years at Salesforce, most recently as senior vice president of marketing for cloud. He has also held positions at Gartner, Scient and Nortel.

In an interview with CRN, Wayland said he joined the Emeryville, Calif.-based security company because he saw the opportunity to help it grow in the same way he saw Salesforce grow.

"I love Salesforce. I loved every minute I was there … [My move] was really about how thrilled I was at the opportunity at Tanium. It really felt like the Salesforce I joined 10 years ago, and it seems like it was too good to pass up."

While he hasn't had a security role before, Wayland said he believes he brings skills around running a large sales organization and driving predictable results with tools like training, go-to-market plans, territory planning, and more. He said he also brings experience from a platform company, which he said will be helpful as Tanium looks to leverage its platform beyond the security market.

Chris Schwind, a technical solutions architect at WWT, said in an email that he is "very excited" to see Wayland's appointment to the CRO role. He said Wayland's experience at a company like Salesforce "makes him the ideal leader to drive the company's expansion and lead it into its next phase of growth."

"It’s been exciting to watch the company grow and hire such a strong bench of people. Tanium’s investment in talent and its people-first approach to sales leadership aligns with our core WWT values and our approach to partnerships," Schwind said.

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