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Jane Gilson to Lead CloudSphere as CEO

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Gilson's rare combination of leadership experience makes her the ideal person to drive CloudSphere's success in its next phase of growth.

FREMONT, CA: CloudSphere, which delivers governance across security posture, identity, compliance, and cost management in the cloud, announces the appointment of Jane Gilson as the company's CEO successor to Patrick McNally. In her role, Gilson will use her extensive international experience, her background with the Software as a Service model, and her understanding of cloud customer demands to help CloudSphere scale to the next level as the platform's need increases. Gilson's background spans emerging a multi-billion-dollar division at Google, heading global business strategy at Microsoft, co-founding a venture-backed firm, and mentoring many technology startups.

Gilson's experience as a global executive in the Czech Republic, Germany, France, and Ireland provides her a unique perspective vital in growing CloudSphere on a worldwide scale. Before joining CloudSphere, Gilson served as Microsoft's general business strategy manager and Google's director of large customer sales for emerging markets. Under her leadership, Google's emerging market division grew over 66 percent. She has handled businesses ranging from $100M to $5B and founded The Scout Group, a pro-bono business advisory service dedicated to assisting small businesses.

CloudSphere has the right technology in place, and with Gilson joining the company, it has the executive leadership to innovate the business and scale the company internationally. As cloud adoption boosts amid the COVID-19 pandemic, IDC forecasts spending on cloud services will surpass $1 trillion in 2024. Multicloud strategies are the new norm, and with 81 percent of firms using two or more cloud providers already, securing and governing multicloud environments is a top IT hurdles facing enterprises. CloudSphere addresses this issue by helping enterprises simplify cloud management and avoid costly breaches by automating governance, reducing security risks, and managing costs from a single platform.

With the new role, Gilson will be relocating from Europe to the United States to develop CloudSphere's strategic partnerships with Microsoft, AWS, and Google Cloud, while continuing to lead CloudSphere's international offices in India, Ireland, and Romania. Along with its new CEO, CloudSphere is widening its sales executives' team to escalate the demand for its platform.