In a wave of new appointments signaling Xage‘s expansion, the cybersecurity services company has appointed former Booz Allen Hamilton executive Darron Makrokanis as chief revenue officer and former Lockheed Martin executive Matthew Heideman as vice president of federal business.
Makrokanis and Heideman are expected to assist Xage in their new roles with managing business spurred by the last few years’ precipitous increase in cyber attacks, the Palo Alto, California-based company said Wednesday.
Duncan Greatwood, CEO of Xage, said Makrokanis and Heideman’s additions to the company are slated to accelerate the company’s mission of helping vulnerable organizations in both the private and public sectors safeguard data and information against cyber attacks.
“Darron’s impressive track record scaling software and cybersecurity companies will help us broaden our impact across sectors,” Greatwood continued.
At Xage, Makrokanis will be expected to administer all sales and business development efforts while directing the go-to-market strategy. The executive is a former Maryland police officer and Naval intelligence officer who has also held positions such as senior program manager and business development leader at Booz Allen Hamilton, vice president and general manager of sales at cybersecurity company Tenable and senior manager of business development at software development provider Splunk, leading sales to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and federal government.
Prior to joining Xage, Makrokanis was senior vice president and general manager for the Americas, Australia and New Zealand at Kubernetes practitioner D2iQ. The company focused its efforts on smart cloud-native programs.
“We’ve also tapped Matthew to lead and extend our work within the federal government specifically. Both are the right leaders to guide Xage through our next phase of growth,” Greatwood announced.
Like Makrokanis, Heideman comes to Xage from D2iQ, where he was director of strategic partnerships and growth for the public sector. Before that, Heideman served in roles such as business development manager at Lockheed Martin, program manager and business development lead at Deloitte, DOD business sales and delivery executive at IBM and strategic account executive at Red Hat.
The new Xage VP’s expertise lies in acquisitions, contract and program management, IT and business consulting. At Xage, Heideman will promote the introduction and sustainment of zero trust policies within federal agencies’ security infrastructures.