David Rogers

Vice President, Cloud Security Business Development Optiv


David Rogers is a global executive with over 20 years of diverse experience in technology. A career that began as a systems engineer has grown to sales, sales leadership, sales transformation and executive leadership for some of the most influential technology companies in the world and their partners. Rogers possesses an instinctive ability to develop and execute winning strategies for teams, organizations, and clients.

As Optiv’s vice president of cloud security business development, Rogers is responsible for three key areas: Developing Optiv’s rapidly growing cloud security (GTM) strategy; working with cloud service providers and security partners to create strategies that help clients expedite the adoption of cloud technologies; and building and leading the specialty sales and business development expertise to support sales regions across North America.

A global technology leader, Rogers has led hundreds of conversations with clients about their unique journey to the cloud and brings years of experience leading global transformation strategies focused on security, cloud, virtualization, application development, business continuity and consulting. He is also a partner at Six Thirty Cyber, an early stage business development accelerator for cyber security companies where he mentors the CEOs of those companies with the positioning and development of their go-to-market strategies.

Prior to joining Optiv, Rogers held multiple leadership roles supporting commercial, enterprise and Federal businesses across North America. He spent nearly 15 years at EMC in leadership roles, including the roles of senior account executive, regional sales management and as a senior director leading the

North America partner organization. His most recent position before joining Optiv included leading an executive team responsible for 800 partners and $4 billion in annual revenue leading the EMC North America channel sales transformation while growing the industry across all segments. Priorevious to EMC, Rogers spent a decorated 5 years in technical and sales roles at IBM.

Rogers also currently serves as a partner at Six Thirty Cyber, a business development accelerator that invests in cybersecurity-based technology companies. He has earned an Executive MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and a BA in from Truman State University.  He is a regular speaker at cyber security conferences, recipient of numerous excellence awards, and member of the Security Advisors Alliance.



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