SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 28, 2012 – Axceler®,the leader in Microsoft SharePoint governance, administration and migration, today enhanced its security expertise with the appointment of veteran sales executive Michael X. Burns as Regional Vice President of Sales for Western North America. Axceler is announcing the appointment at SPTechCon – the SharePoint Technology Conference being held in San Francisco this week – where Gold Sponsor Axceler is exhibiting (booth # 608) and participating in the speaking program.
“Michael’s knowledge of enterprise security challenges, coupled with his track record in scaling up sales organizations and engaging with partners, will play a major role in solidifying Axceler’s leadership role in the SharePoint community,” said Jeff Gore, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development, Axceler. “Organizations investing in SharePoint as a strategic platform need to look at security from an enterprise-wide perspective, and Michael will be able to help educate them on security best practices across the enterprise, including the SharePoint space. We welcome him as a valuable asset to the Axceler management team.”
Burns joins Axceler from Rapid7, the leading provider of security risk intelligence solutions, where he headed up Rapid7’s business development teams as Regional Vice President for Western U.S. and U.K. Sales. His tenure at Rapid7 gave him broad insight into the complex security concerns facing today’s enterprises, which will further enhance Axceler’s stellar reputation for SharePoint security, analysis and enforcement. When Burns leftRapid7, the company had 1,700 customers, with revenue that had increased more than 900% during the past four years and reported its tenth quarter of record revenue in Q3 2011.
Prior to Rapid7, Burns spent nine years at Stride & Associates, a leading provider of national placement services for full-time IT, financial and account professionals. He helped grow the Stride & Associates sales team to 500 at its peak, serving simultaneously in senior sales positions in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and New York City. Burns earned a BA in political science from Gettysburg College.
Axceler solutions enable enterprises to simplify, optimize and secure their collaborative platforms. Today, Axceler is a leader in managing SharePoint governance, security, reporting and analysis. Among its numerous Microsoft SharePoint solutions, Axceler offers award-winning ControlPoint for administration and Davinci Migrator for migration. In 2011, ControlPoint won the Best of Connections Award, the Gold Editors’ Best Award and the Bronze Community Choice Award in the SharePoint category from the readers and editors of Windows IT Pro. More than 2,000 organizations worldwide are using Axceler products to control their SharePoint environments. Headquartered in Woburn, MA, USA, Axceler maintains offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, London and Sydney.