Tripwire Appoints John Kelly Vice President of Worldwide Channel Sales

PORTLAND, Ore. — November 17, 2015 Tripwire, Inc., a leading global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, today announced that John Kelly has been named vice president of worldwide channel sales for Tripwire. In this role, Kelly will be responsible for expanding partnerships and deepening customer relationships within the channel.

Kelly was most recently the vice president of Americas channel sales at Imperva. During his five-year tenure, he helped the company increase channel sales by over 150 percent. Prior to that, he was the North American manager of end point security sales at Cisco Systems, where he more than tripled Network Admission Control sales over a three-year period. Kelly has also held senior leadership positions with TIBCO LogLogic and SBC DataComm.

“John has an impressive track record growing channel revenue and sales, and he brings an excellent skill set to our team,” said Dave Dickison, vice president of worldwide sales at Tripwire. “John has a wide range of experience – he has run the partner portfolio for the largest reseller in the world and created programs from scratch at innovative security startups. His insight, knowledge and experience make him the perfect candidate to capitalize on Tripwire’s growing channel success.”   

“I am very excited to join the team at Tripwire”, said John Kelly.  “Tripwire’s proven technology is more relevant now than ever, and our opportunity to grow our reach through our partners is tremendous.  Tripwire has significant, and accelerating, momentum in the channel and I am pleased to have the opportunity to take the program to the next level. ”

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Tripwire is a leading provider of security, compliance and IT operations solutions for enterprises, industrial organizations, service providers and government agencies. Tripwire solutions are based on high-fidelity asset visibility and deep endpoint intelligence combined with business context; together these solutions integrate and automate security and IT operations. Tripwire’s portfolio of enterprise-class solutions includes configuration and policy management, file integrity monitoring, vulnerability management, log management, and reporting and analytics. Learn more at, get security news, trends and insights at or follow us on Twitter @TripwireInc.

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