Brian Cohen 30-year career features a wide variety of technology leadership roles and entrepreneurial ventures. Most recently, he was Vice President of Sales Strategy & Operations at Hewlett-Packard, where he was responsible for driving the Americas regional sales coverage and compensation, sales process management, sales productivity and sales readiness programs within HPâ€™s Enterprise Group. In this effort, he worked closely with the Worldwide and Regional Business Units, Sales Finance, Human Resources, and Country-based Sales Operations teams.
Prior to joining HP in August 2010, he was a Fellow in the 2009 New England Clean Energy Fellowship, an MIT program designed to prepare serial entrepreneurs for leadership roles in the clean technology industry. Prior to that, he served as President and CEO of Steelbox Networks, developing technology for the next wave in video switching.
As President and CEO of SPI Dynamics, Cohen led the company through its acquisition by HP in August 2007 when its application security software became a key part of the application management solution in the HP Software line. Under Cohen’s leadership, SPI Dynamics was recognized as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America by Deloitte for four consecutive years starting in 2003.
Cohen has also founded and served as President and CEO of Technologic, Inc. (sold to eSoft, Inc. in 1999), and in executive management positions with Management Matters, Inc., a private investment and consulting company, and Dun & Bradstreet Software (aka Management Science America). He has a BA from the University of Florida and began his technology career as a systems engineer with Electronic Data Systems. Cohen also serves as Chairman of the Board of Lancope, Inc., a network security and network performance optimization company, as an advisor to Bluebox Security, a mobile security platform company, and is the proud father of two beautiful daughters.