RedSeal Expands Executive Team with Product Management Specialist Kurt Van Etten

SUNNYVALE, Calif.— September 22, 2015—RedSeal (, the cybersecurity analytics company, today announced that it’s expanding the senior management team with the appointment of industry veteran Kurt Van Etten as Vice President of Product Management. Mr. Van Etten brings deep expertise to his new role at RedSeal, with a history of implementing continuous improvement and best practices while building high- performance teams. With his rich understanding of security and network ecosystems, he is uniquely qualified to lead RedSeal product initiatives towards securing networks.

“It’s always been important at RedSeal to build a team of people who can balance comfort in technical details with a strong grasp of the strategic big picture, and Kurt is clearly in that rare category,” said Ray Rothrock, chairman and CEO of RedSeal. “I respect his discipline and mission focus—I’m sure his time serving as an officer in the Marine Corps has a lot to do with that—and I’m delighted to welcome him to our team.”

Mr. Van Etten was most recently Director of Product Management for Symantec’s Data Center Security offerings, where he delivered security, risk and compliance solutions. Previously he served as the Director of Risk Product Management at PayPal, responsible for developing solutions for identity risk, merchant risk, resolutions and protections. Mr. Van Etten was also Director of Information Security Programs at eBay with responsibility for the network security and risk and compliance teams. Additionally, he held positions at Motorola and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps. Mr. Van Etten holds an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University, a Masters in Engineering Management from Northwestern University, and a BS from the United States Naval Academy.

“I’ve always been drawn to companies that are executing on a critical and innovative mission, and RedSeal meets that very high standard,” Mr. Van Etten noted. “This is a rapidly evolving market, and RedSeal clearly has the solution and talent necessary to help customers build resilient networks. I’m excited to join the team and pursue new market opportunities with this powerful product offering.”

About RedSeal (
RedSeal provides a cybersecurity analytics platform to Global 2000 organizations that helps maximize digital resilience against cyber events. RedSeal’s advanced analytics engine creates functioning network modelstests networks to identify security risks, prioritizes needed actions, and provides critical information to quickly remediate issues. The result: measurable reduced cybersecurity risk and lower incident response and maintenance costs. With operations in North America, Europe, and Asia, RedSeal customers include leaders in finance, retail, technology, utilities, service providers, and government, all served by RedSeal’s channel partner network.

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