Data management and recovery company Commvault on Thursday announced the addition of two sales leaders to its Americas Public Sector to improve recovery readiness, make use of modern infrastructure and cloud offerings, and interpret data.
Steven Picot will lead business in the public sector for the Tinton Falls-based firm, while Richard Breakiron will serve as senior director of strategic initiatives; both will report to Anthony Faustini, vice president of sales for the Americas.
Picot comes to the role from advanced cybersecurity company root9B, where he served as chief revenue officer. According to Commvault, root9B works with the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Cyber Command and other U.S. intelligence agencies. Picot’s experience also includes serving as chief sales officer for IronNet Cybersecurity and co-founder and chief executive officer of Ascolta in addition to positions at ViOn and Cisco Systems.
Breakiron previously served as executive vice president, Public Sector, also at root9B. His experience also includes a role as senior director; cyber solutions for ViON, time with the Defense Information Systems Agency, as the executive program director of the Joint Regional Security Stack; and serving in the office of the U.S. Amry Chief Information Officer/G-6 at the Pentagon.
“Steve’s experience will be essential to our expansion into the public sector, while Richard has spent 40 years supporting the U.S. Department of Defense and brings an insider perspective into how these organizations can use technology to transform their businesses,” Faustini said in a prepared statement.