CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO – March 14, 2018 eSentire, Inc., the largest pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider, today announced the appointment of Chris Gesell as chief strategy and marketing officer, and Brett Davis as executive vice president, global sales, effective immediately. Gesell will be responsible for driving eSentire’s business and brand strategies, while Davis will lead the company’s global sales strategy, execution, and growth.

“Chris and Brett will play crucial roles in eSentire’s growth strategy,” said Kerry Bailey, eSentire CEO. “Our customers’ experience, from their first point of contact through to service delivery, is critically important to us. Chris and Brett each have deep experience leading impactful, high-performance go-to-market organizations in security and IT services. Together, they’re the perfect duo to lead the company into its next growth phase.”

Chris Gesell, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer

With a proven track record of creating winning business and brand strategies, Gesell brings to eSentire over 20 years of global leadership experience in IT services, including consulting, cloud, security, data center, and managed services. Gesell’s experience in corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, along with setting a company’s direction will be critical in taking eSentire into its next growth phase. Most recently, Gesell served as VP of Worldwide Partner Strategy at Hewlett Packard Enterprise and CMO at Terremark, a Verizon company.

Brett Davis, Executive Vice President, Global Sales

With over 25 years’ experience in sales leadership and customer facing roles, Davis has a successful record leading high performing global sales organizations, building trusted client relationships, and delivering consistent growth. An accomplished sales leader, Davis delivers a sales process that provides clients with the information and support they need to make the right decisions for their organizations and its constituents. Davis has served in executive level roles at Cybertrust, Verizon Enterprise Services, Focal Point Data Risk, and Digex.

About eSentire:

eSentire® is the largest pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) service provider, keeping organizations safe from constantly evolving cyber-attacks that technology alone cannot prevent. Its 24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC), staffed by elite security analysts, hunts, investigates, and responds in real-time to known and unknown threats before they become business disrupting events. Protecting more than $5 trillion in corporate assets, eSentire absorbs the complexity of cybersecurity, delivering enterprise-grade protection and the ability to comply with growing regulatory requirements. In August 2017, the company received a significant equity investment from Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing. For more information, visit and follow @eSentire.


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