William Tysiak has been focused on launching predominantly U.S.-based IT Security companies into Canada, dating back to 1998.
William was the first card carrying employee of Network Associates (NAI) in Canada, the Santa Clara, California merger between McAfee and Network General, and he helped build their enterprise client base and channel. From there William launched Texas-based Intrusion.com, an IDS and firewall appliance manufacturer into Canada as their Country Manager. William’s next project was launching Atlanta-based Ciphertrust, the manufacturer of IronMail (the World’s first email firewall and arguably the top anti-spam solution of the day), into Canada as their Country Manager. Ciphertrust was eventually purchased by Secure Computing which in turn was acquired by McAfee. William then turned his attention to a Toronto-based pre-revenue email-encryption company called Echoworx, where his rolls included the VP of Business Development and the VP of Enterprise Sales.
William’s current and most exciting project in his IT Security career has been launching Denver-based, Accuvant into Canada, as their Country Sales Manager. Accuvant is the only research-driven information security partner delivering alignment between IT security and business objectives, clarity to complex security challenges and confidence in complex security challenges.
Based on Accuvant’s clients’ unique requirements, Accuvant assesses, architects, and implements the policies, procedures and technologies that most efficiently and effectively protect valuable data assets. Since 2002, more than 3900 organizations, including 65 of the Fortune 100 and 20 of the largest Federal Agencies have trusted Accuvant with their security challenges. Accuvant now has 35 offices across the United States and William opened Accuvant’s doors in Toronto back in January of 2011 and is currently building out a team of senior Account Managers, Solutions Engineers and Security Consultants across Canada.