Craig WhitneyVice President, EMEA
Craig Whitney — keen golfer, gadget addict, long-time suffering NY Mets fan — is a veteran of the IT industry in Europe. With his extensive experience, Whitney has a reputation for building successful technology companies in the EMEA region.
Whitney has led a variety of start-up and mature businesses in the EMEA region and brings fifteen-years of dedicated Information Security knowledge to the TeleSign team in addition to his career-long experience in launching European operations, building winning teams, and establishing European sales strategies.
Prior to joining TeleSign, Craig was Managing Director- Western Europe for iPass, a global leader in enterprise mobility. As an executive at Tumbleweed Communications, now part of Axway, Whitney was responsible for converting the sales model from direct to indirect, increasing channel sales from 10-percent to 90-percent and tripling revenue over an eighteen month period.
Whitney was a founding member of FrontBridge Technologies EMEA operation. Recruiting Sales teams and opening offices in London and Paris, he was responsible for building a multi-million dollar SaaS business in less than two years before FrontBridge was acquired by Microsoft Corporation in July 2005.
As a member of the UK start up team for Internet Security Systems (ISS), later acquired by IBM, Whitney served in a variety of senior sales and marketing roles in London and ISS’ European Headquarters in Brussels. Whitney was responsible for signing ISS’ first OEM partner — Computacenter — for their Managed Security Services Division, and later managed the company’s key technology alliances in Europe.