Tripwire Appoints Alex Thurber to VP of Sales for the Americas and APAC

Portland, OR - Jan 16, 2012 - Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of IT security and compliance solutions, has appointed Alex Thurber to the role of VP of Sales for the Americas and APAC.  In his role, he will be responsible for driving the company’s sales strategy and growth around the world.  

Thurber brings over 20 years of sales leadership experience in enterprise security software, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Channel Operations for McAfee where he managed all aspects of their worldwide channel strategy and operations.  Prior to McAfee, Thurber spent ten years at Cisco, where he led the development and execution of Cisco’s channel strategies and programs for security, wireless, and emerging technologies. 

Thurber returns to Portland having initiated his security career in 1991 by founding Thurber Technology Group in Portland.  The company was the fastest growing technology in Oregon in 1998.  In 1999 Thurber was named Oregon's Technology Entrepreneur of the Year.

 “As we look to 2012, we’re thrilled to have Alex on board to help accelerate Tripwire’s growth in key regions across the globe,” says Jim Johnson, President and CEO, Tripwire.  “Alex has a proven track record of high quality performance and with his extensive channel experience, brings a unique perspective that will be critical to building strategic relationships with our clients and partners.”

The addition of Mr. Thurber to lead Tripwire’s sales organization continues the focus on building a world-class leadership team and investing in Tripwire’s future growth and success.

“Tripwire’s distinctive approach and commitment to delivering innovative solutions for security control is unmatched,” says Thurber.  “I’ve watched Tripwire grow over the past few years and see tremendous opportunity moving ahead.  I look forward to contributing to Tripwire’s continued growth for many years to come.”


About Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire is a leading global provider of IT security and compliance solutions for enterprises, government agencies and service providers who need to protect their sensitive data on critical infrastructure from breaches, vulnerabilities, and threats. Thousands of customers rely on Tripwire's critical security controls like security configuration management, file integrity monitoring, log and event management. The Tripwire VIA platform of integrated controls provides unprecedented visibility and intelligence into business risk while automating complex and manual tasks, enabling organizations to better achieve continuous compliance, mitigate business risk and help ensure operational control. Learn more at or follow us @TripwireInc on Twitter.