Zane Taylor Bios

Zane Taylor
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER –– PARTNER

Austin, Texas

+1 408.621.9358

ztaylor@ignite-companies.com

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Heald Collage, Santa Clara CA.
  • Certification in Management Business and Administration, West Valley College, Saratoga CA.
  • Certification in Digital Communications and Design, San Jose State University, San Jose CA

CERTIFICATIONS 

  • Microsoft Certifications
  • AWS and VMWare virtualization
  • ISACA Member

Dynamic, entrepreneurial global operations executive who builds lasting value for all stakeholders. Applies deep understanding of technology, IT operations, and product manufacturing from cutting edge design to product commercialization to ensure customer-centric support and solutions. Forward thinking and strategic, keeps an eye on a 3 to 5-year horizon without losing sight of SG&A, margins, and the bottom line. Collaborates with all levels from Board to front line technical professionals. A team player who equips sales teams with the tools they need to be successful while creating customer support teams driven to serve and satisfy the customer.

Accelerating Global Go-to-Market Strategies and Revenue Growth

Major Account Development: Built and trained domestic, international, and distributor channels, growing sales to record $5M first year for FireEye.

Innovation: Pioneered launch of industry’s first unified solution that correlated live traffic with logged network traffic to generate a new perspective on network intelligence for Sideband Networks.

Customer Support: Transformed support team into a profit center that contributed 20% of corporate revenue.

Exit Strategy: Instrumental in delivering FireEye’s IPO with $3.6B valuation. Award-Winning: First place winner of IOT Tie award, CIO Magazine 2015, “Five Networking Startups to Watch in 2014,” Enterprise Networking Planet, and the “10 Coolest Networking Startups of 2013,” CRN.

Technology Expertise:

Inventor of 3 patents. Expertise that Drives Stakeholder Value; Strategic Planning; Entrepreneurial Vision; Startups | Exits | VC Funding | IPOs

Operational Excellence; Client-Centric Innovation; Business Development; Revenue Growth. Fortune 500 Partnerships; Cost | Margin Control; Team Creation | Leadership. Cloud Implementation; Data Analytics | AI | SaaS; HW | SW | Network Optimization; Data Integrity | Cyber Intrusions

Sales Training Certifications, SPIN, and Dale Carnegie. Customer Centric, Sales & Marketing Training, Jefferey Gitomer. Cisco Technology Suite Certification

United States Patent 8438631 – Security enclave device to extend a virtual secure processing environment to a client device

United States Patent 8448238 – Network security as a service using virtual secure Channels

United States Patent 8441961 – Metadata-Driven switch network control