UnboundID Opens UK Office to Expand Into Europe
UnboundID (Austin, Texas, USA) a leading platform provider for identity services, have announced the opening of its new office in London to facilitate its business development and sales operations throughout the U.K. and Europe. UnboundID recognized and seized the opportunity to expand its growth into EMEA markets in order to increase sales and adoption of its identity services platform in other global markets and better meet the needs of its customers.
“With rapid growth expected in the Identity Economy, we are expanding our global presence and customer reach,” said UnboundID CEO Steve Shoaff. “We see tremendous growth potential and opportunities in Europe across several vertical markets, especially telecom and financial services. With this expansion, we now have the geographic support to meet the needs of our customers in Europe.”
To manage daily operations, UnboundID hired Matthew Hemming, a seasoned IT managing director with 23 years of experience at the management level working with leading technology services and solutions providers. Hemming will be responsible for creating and executing new sales strategies for U.K. and Europe, as well as building out the European sales team. He also will coordinate expansion into target vertical markets, including telecom and financial services.
“I appreciate the trust UnboundID has placed in me,” said Hemming. “I believe UnboundID can unlock hidden value from the identity data that EMEA businesses have and help them bring to market new revenue generating services. I look forward to using my experience to help the company achieve its goals in Europe and help support more customers across global markets.”
Hemming has led sales teams in the European, South American, African and Middle Eastern markets. He previously worked as managing director of Northern Europe for Motive, Inc. (now owned by Alcatel-Lucent), a provider of network manageability and serviceability solutions to telecommunications companies. Prior to Motive, he served as Trilogy’s vice president of sales for Europe and client services and later moved to 535X as its managing director.
“We are excited to have Matthew join the UnboundID team and lead our European operations,” said Jeff Bolke, UnboundID Vice President of Sales. “With Matthew’s extensive management and global sales experience, he will be instrumental in leading our efforts to support EMEA companies in providing identity management solutions across cloud, mobile and social applications.”
UnboundID recently announced that it received $12.5 million in funding from OpenView Venture Partners to expand its market reach through geographic expansion and vertical market focus. The new office in London and hiring of Hemming is a key step of UnboundID’s growth plan.