- Thornton brings over 20 years of success in the cybersecurity industry, a customer-centric approach, and a strong focus on delivering differentiated value to clients
- He will be responsible for driving growth across the North America market
Cyble, an AI-powered, Y Combinator-backed, cyber intelligence company has announced that James Thornton, former Senior VP, Strategic Sales – U.S. for General Dynamics, will now be joining Cyble as the Regional Director Sales & Customer Success – North America. The news follows Cyble’s recent announcement of the $4 million seed financing led by Blackbird Ventures and Spider Capital, with participation from Xoogler Ventures, Picus Capital, and Cathexis Ventures.
Thornton brings over 20 years of success in the cybersecurity industry, a customer-centric approach, and a strong focus on delivering differentiated value to clients. He will be responsible for driving growth across the North America market.
Richard Sands, Cyble’s General Manager for the North America region said, “I am excited for James to join the Cyble team. James is a senior and well-respected leader with a passion for helping clients and a talent for building sustainable relationships. His strong cybersecurity knowledge coupled with his proven expertise in growing organizations will be invaluable as he leads Cyble’s Go-to-Market (GTM) strategy to expand our reach in North America.”
Extensive sales and business development experience
He joins Cyble with an extensive sales and business development experience at reputed organisations such as Deepfence, Cavirin Systems, General Dynamics, and MTM Technologies among others.
Recently, as part of its strategic hiring, Cyble has also appointed Ruchir Verma, former Regional Manager – Cybersecurity at IBM India as the Regional Sales Director – South India and Srilanka. As Cyble scales new growth trajectories, Ruchir has been appointed to implement and manage sales activities, meet customer requirements, and reach out to customers in South India and Srilanka faster.
Cyble’s CEO and founder Beenu Arora said, “James brings an impressive set of capabilities to Cyble’s leadership team. His credential as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) accreditation from (ISC)² demonstrates a globally recognized level of competence, covering critical topics in security today. North America has been an area of enormous potential for Cyble. We look forward to channel James’ sales expertise and customer engagement potential to generate continued growth of the business and sustain the demand for our solutions across the region.”