Industry Veteran Mike Gillespie Named Director of Sales; Tasked with Expanding Company’s Strong Market Presence
Denim Group, the leading secure software development firm, announced the expansion of its business development leadership team today, adding industry veteran Mike Gillespie as Director of Sales. Brought on to manage the company’s growing sales force, Gillespie will focus on leading and coordinating Denim Group’s Business Development Managers and overall sales efforts.
“There has never been a greater need for more secure software given today’s evolving threats which drive the constant stream of high-profile breaches,” explained John Dickson, Principal at Denim Group. “We’ve been able to help our clients deploy mobile and Web software more quickly with confidence that their software is resilient against attack. This is driving more demand for our services and our ThreadFix product, elevating the need to bring a seasoned veteran like Mike on board.”
Most recently with AT&T, Gillespie brings over 25 years of senior management experience and success in building sales and new business programs that meet and exceed business goals. Prior to AT&T, he held senior positions with such companies as Photo Telesis, NovusEdge, ThinkSpark and SecureLogix. At SecureLogix, Gillespie helped boost sales 700 percent and brought in more than 60 new customers. A proven leader in achieving business growth within start-up, turnaround and high-growth environments, Gillespie’s experience spans both U.S. and global companies within multiple industries. Mike is also a veteran of the U.S. Army.
The addition of Gillespie rounds out a solid leadership team, ensuring the company remains at the forefront of delivering secure software development solutions. Most recently, the company released an enhanced version of ThreadFix, its application security vulnerability management tool for developers and security professionals. Key enhancements provide organizations with the ability to assess vulnerabilities and prioritize risks in real time, while supporting IAST, CLM and GRC technologies. Going beyond the boardroom, Denim Group is an avid supporter and active participant in the San Antonio, Texas Cybersecurity Boot Camp, a program specifically designed to assist talented veterans with navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship to start their own cybersecurity business.
About Denim Group
Denim Group is the leading secure software development firm, serving as a trusted advisor to customers on matters of software risk and security. The company builds software for the most security conscious while helping organizations assess and mitigate risk within their existing software. Denim Group’s flagship ThreadFix product accelerates the process of software vulnerability remediation, reflecting the company’s rich understanding of what it takes to fix application vulnerabilities faster. Denim Group has emerged as a strong contributor to the larger application security community and has actively participated in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) since shortly after its inception.
Among many other awards, Denim Group has landed on the ‘Inc. 5000’ list – which recognizes the country’s 5000 fastest-growing private companies – for five years in a row. In addition, the San Antonio Business Journal named Denim Group as one of the “Best Places to Work” in the city.