Byos announced that Rob Valiton will become its new COO and John Bryant its new Director of Corporate Sales. By adding more than five decades of industry experience to Byos’ leadership team, the recruits demonstrate the company’s commitment to accelerating growth.
The announcement comes less than three months after Byos launched its Industrial μGateway (“micro-gateway”): a plug-and-play, legacy-compatible secure gateway for critical infrastructure.
“We are delighted that Rob and John are joining us,” said Matias Katz, Founder and CEO of Byos. “From product to sales, Rob has spent his career driving results across all functions of the company, and John has a lot of experience selling to CISOs. They both have a deep understanding of how to bring breakthrough products like Byos to market, and with the strong traction we’ve seen, we’re doubling down on our go-to-market execution plans.
With over 25 years of experience in the tech industry, Mr. Valiton’s expertise spans many market segments including semiconductors, automotive, aerospace, IoT, security, industry and IT. Rob was senior vice president and general manager of Atmel Corporation, a leading semiconductor manufacturer acquired by Microchip Technology in 2016 for $ 3.6 billion.
Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Global Sales at Silicon Image, where he was responsible for making HDMI the market standard it is today. He was also a board observer and business advisor to Byos for almost two years prior to this appointment.
“I am very happy to have joined the growing Byos team,” said Rob Valiton. “Byos created a solution that many in the industry have been trying to put in place for decades. Their new approach to microsegmentation makes a complex technology simple to deploy, whether for legacy systems or for new embedded design applications entering the market. From my many years in Silicon Valley, I know how rare this combination is.
Mr. Bryant has spent the past 27 years as the first sales employee for founders of cybersecurity companies, he has guided several start-ups from their first steps to successful exits.
“Byos has everything I was looking for in a startup,” said John Bryant. “It’s rare to find a founder who has created something completely new in cybersecurity and critically important to the security challenges that all CISOs and security teams face. After listening to Byos customers and getting to know the team, I am delighted to join the group as we expand our presence in North America.
In June, Byos announced the release of Industrial μGateway. The increasing use of IoT devices in industrial, medical and other environments poses a substantial risk of cybersecurity attacks for organizations that depend on them. Existing security solutions do not support legacy systems and leave industrial IoT devices vulnerable to lateral movement and ransomware.
Located between the IoT endpoints and the network, the industrial gateway provides security through edge micro-segmentation. This approach provides security, asset management, and secure remote access to connected devices without installing anything on endpoints or changing local network configuration.