As urgent need for Xage Solutions and Services grow, CRO Darron Makrokanis and VP Federal Matthew Heideman join Xage
PALO ALTO, Calif., August 31, 2022 – Xage, the zero trust real-world security company, today welcomed two new additions to its executive leadership team: Darron Makrokanis as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) and Matthew Heideman as Vice President of Federal. Both join Xage during a moment of accelerating growth driven by the urgent need to cyber-harden critical infrastructure industries.
“Xage is on a mission to protect the world’s most vulnerable organizations from potentially devastating hacks. This means we need to continue to scale across both the public and private sectors,” said Duncan Greatwood, CEO of Xage. “Darron’s impressive track record scaling software and cybersecurity companies will help us broaden our impact across sectors. In addition, we’ve also tapped Matthew to lead and extend our work within the federal government specifically. Both are the right leaders to guide Xage through our next phase of growth.”
Makrokanis brings decades of experience from tech companies such as Druva, Tenable, Splunk, and Booz Allen Hamilton to Xage’s C-suite. Most recently, Makrokanis was Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Americas, Australia and New Zealand at D2iQ, an enterprise Kubernetes provider for smart cloud-native applications. He also previously served as an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves. In his new role as CRO, Makrokanis will spearhead Xage’s go-to-market strategy, overseeing all aspects of sales and business development.
“The increase in cyberattacks has put many critical industries under pressure to evaluate and update their security strategies,” said Makrokanis. “Xage’s zero trust capabilities, solutions, and services meet this rapidly growing need for proactive cyber defense. Xage has the right product, for the right markets, at the right time.”
Alongside Makrokanis, Matthew Heideman joins the executive team from D2iQ, where he served as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Growth for the Public Sector markets. He also held roles at Red Hat, IBM, Deloitte, and Lockheed Martin. As Xage’s VP of Federal, Heideman will lead Xage’s continued work with federal agencies to integrate zero trust into security strategies.
We’re hiring! To learn more about our expanded team and view a full list of open positions, visit the Xage website.
Xage is the first and only zero trust real-world security company. Xage’s solutions and services accelerate and simplify the way enterprises secure, manage and transform digital operations across OT, IT, and cloud. Xage products include Identity & Access Management (IAM), remote access, and dynamic data security, all powered by the Xage Fabric. Xage also offers Xage Cybersecurity Services, which deliver expert design, implementation, and support services to accelerate the adoption of proactive cyber-defense and underpin secure digital transformation. Xage is currently offering a free trial for secure remote access to qualified critical infrastructure operators.