Jared Ballou

Mr. Jared Ballou has spent the last 15 years in the security industry. Jared’s focus on rapid client delivery and collaborative deal structuring has led to extensive growth and repeat business.   

In 2018, Jared joined ObserveIT where he was responsible for growing a world-class sales organization while continuing to help build a company founded on a high-energy and high-integrity culture. In 2019, Proofpoint (A Thoma Bravo company) acquired ObserveIT. Jared led the Information Protection Business Unit, extending Proofpoint’s people-centric security portfolio by augmenting Proofpoint’s DLP capabilities with Endpoint, CASB, Web Isolation, and SASE solutions while continuing to collaborate with new and existing customers and partners to maximize their success to drive new business. 

Before ObserveIT, Jared served as VP of Sales & Alliances at MixMode.ai, where he oversaw sales operations during the critical transition from stealth mode to public product launch.  

Earlier, Jared served in various roles at Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD) from 2006 to 2016. He was the twenty-seventh employee to join the company in 2006. During his decade-long tenure at Rapid7, Jared helped architect a sales model that leveraged strategic partnerships to routinely drive record-breaking year-over-year growth. 

At DirectDefense Jared is responsible for developing and fostering new and existing relationships that will drive new lines of revenue for the company.  

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