ReliaQuest, the world-renowned Open XDR-as-a-Service company, has announced the appointments of Mike Burkland, John Spiliotis and John Fernandez to its board of directors.
The strategic additions further strengthen the company’s leadership team to support its rapid employee and revenue growth driven by increased market demand for GreyMatter, the vendor-independent, cloud-native Open XDR technology adopted by hundreds of organizations around the world.
Burland, Spiliotis and Fernandez join recently appointed board member Kara Wilson, adding sales, marketing, cloud and finance expertise to ReliaQuest’s board of directors.
“Customers are responding to our Open-XDR-as-a-Service approach and we continue to grow the business at all levels to meet this growing demand,”Said Brian Murphy, CEO of ReliaQuest.
Brian Murphy adds: “Mike, John Spiliotis and John Fernandez each bring strategic insights from extended careers that will help support our rapid growth, and they join us in an exciting phase for the company as we drive innovation in security with our GreyMatter platform and let’s build our global presence to become the cybersecurity force multiplier for customers around the world.“
John Spiliotis Joins ReliaQuest Board of Directors as Market Advisor
John Spiliotis joins ReliaQuest’s Board of Directors as Market Advisor. Spiliotis brings more than 35 years of experience in technological leadership in several sectors. At Palo Alto Networks from 2013 to 2017, he was responsible for driving the company’s direct and indirect sales in the Americas, across all customer segments.
Currently, John Spiliotis is a member of the KKR Next Generation Technology team, senior operational advisor at LLR Partners and advisor to several privately funded venture capital and cybersecurity firms.
Expert in cloud infrastructure solutions
Mike Burkland is Chairman of the Board and former President and CEO of Five9, a cloud contact center solutions provider. As a result of its leadership, Five9 has increased its revenue 50 times and its valuation 700 times to over 10 billion, becoming one of the largest and fastest growing cloud contact center software providers. fast.
Prior to Five9, Burkland was CEO of several enterprise and cloud software companies in market segments ranging from systems and content management to security and CRM. He has also managed three private companies through successful acquisitions by public companies.
Veteran of high growth software companies
With over two decades of experience managing large financial organizations, John Fernandez brings extensive experience working with high growth software companies, ranging from start-ups to large public companies.
He has worked in the area of raising capital, both debt and equity, and has successfully completed and integrated several transactions in software mergers and acquisitions. His previous employers include Rearden Commerce, Siebel Systems and UBS Financial Services. Fernandez is currently Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Vice President of Global Operations for ForgeRock, a corporate identity platform company.