KnowBe4 Hires Jan van Vliet as Vice President for European Region

Experienced C-level executive to lead KnowBe4’s sales and channel efforts

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has hired Jan van Vliet as the new vice president for a portion of the European region (focusing on France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and The Netherlands), where he will be responsible for sales management efforts and coordination of KnowBe4’s partner activities.Jan Van Vliet

Throughout the past 25 years, Van Vliet has held several key sales leadership positions at various startups, scale ups and large vendors, all in the IT security vendor space. The last position Van Vliet held was VP & GM EMEA at Digital Guardian. Prior to that, he held several VP sales positions at McAfee / Intel Security. Van Vliet is highly valued for his ability to attract and retain strong sales talent throughout the years. He was responsible for double-digit growth of new business throughout all his positions. Van Vliet holds a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.

“With more organizations across Europe realizing the need for security awareness training to empower their workforces to make smarter security decisions, hiring Jan comes at a perfect time,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “Jan is a successful and respected sales leader, with a proven track record. We look forward to the contributions he will make to our organization in this new role.”

“It is great to see that KnowBe4 is a leader in the security awareness training space,” says Van Vliet. “Every organization needs to build their human firewall to fight social engineering attacks. I look forward to helping organizations learn how to stay safer throughout the region with KnowBe4’s security awareness training and simulated phishing platform.”

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About KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 35,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. Kevin Mitnick, an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4's Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Tens of thousands of organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as the last line of defense.

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