BeyondTrust adds Christman as federal head

Former Quest Software executive and 25-year public sector veteran Paul Christman has joined Phoenix-based cybersecurity company BeyondTrust as vice president of federal sales.

Christman will oversee efforts to help federal agencies and defense contractors identify and fix asset vulnerabilities targeted by cyber attackers. He will also direct sales and marketing of BeyondTrust’s software and services agencies use to reduce risk of misuse of system or device privileges, the company said Monday.

Also at BeyondTrust, he will work to help expand its footprint in privileged access management and vulnerability management markets.

His career at Quest includes its four years as part of Dell’s former software business.

Dell acquired Quest for $2.36 billion in 2012 to form the software business, all of which was then sold in 2016 to private equity firms Francisco Partners and Elliott Management. The investment groups then re-launched the acquired company as Quest.

At Quest, he managed all public sector sales with responsibility over business and channel development. His roles there have included vice president of public sector sales and vice president of federal sales.

Christman held the role of vice president of public sector at Dell’s software group after the Quest transaction. His career prior to BeyondTrust included state and local government roles at Veritas Software, Metiom, Microsoft and Lotus.

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