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Zscaler Names New Regional Sales Manager

The tech veteran, who has more than 25 years’ experience in sales and management, will serve large city and county governments in Southern California, as well as the states of Nevada and Hawaii.

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A technology professional with more than 25 years’ experience in serving the public sector in California has joined Zscaler in the role of regional sales manager.

Leslie Ross now covers the public sector for Zscaler in Southern California’s larger cities and counties, as well as the states of Nevada and Hawaii.
Leslie Ross.

“The interesting part of this move is that I started my career in proxy technology — with Blue Coat, where I spent 10 years,” Ross told Industry Insider — California. Blue Coat, which was acquired by Symantec in 2016, used proxy architecture (on-premise, in the cloud and hybrid) in its security platform.

With Zscaler’s cloud proxy, Ross said, “It feels like going back to my roots — except at Zscaler, we now offer a native cloud platform which reduces risk, cost and complexity.”

Before joining Zscaler, Ross most recently was regional sales manager for Splunk in the Sacramento area. Before that, she had served in various sales and management roles with Fortinet, Symantec (now NortonLifeLock), Intel Security/McAfee, Accuvant/Optiv, Trend Micro, and Blue Coat, where she built out that company’s state/local/education practice.

“I am excited about growing the territory I have been assigned and helping my customers and prospects in their digital transformation journey,” Ross said.

In her LinkedIn profile, Ross describes herself as a “cyber enthusiast with over 25 years of experience in security and networking, passionately helping my customers to be successful in their outcomes.” The Henderson, Nev., resident also describes herself as “dedicated and passionate in helping women and children to achieve their fullest potential.”
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in Northern California.