Phil Saunders - Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer
Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer
As SafeNet’s Chief Revenue Officer, Philip Saunders has overriding responsibility for SafeNet’s core functions of worldwide sales, business development, marketing, product management, customer service, operations & fulfillment. Saunders leads the company’s global sales organization and is responsible for the strategy and execution of field, channel and technical sales teams, as well as sales operations and administration. He is also responsible for developing the strategy for generating profitable revenue over the long term; building the bridge from corporate strategy to field execution, ensuring that the entire organization has the direction, information, resources and support to successfully execute in the field.
Mr. Saunders began his SafeNet career in 1997 as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, cultivating strategic partnerships and transforming the Company’s marketing initiatives. In 2000, he took a position as Senior Vice President of Business Development at OpenReach (now known as Corente). Mr. Saunders returned to SafeNet in 2002 and has held several highly successful positions in sales and marketing, including Senior Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Customer Service, Vice President, Worldwide Enterprise Sales, Vice President and General Manager of the Borderless Security Business Unit and Director of Channel Development.
Prior to joining SafeNet in 1997, Mr. Saunders was Director of Sales at Nuera Communications and previously spent several years at Motorola in a variety of sales roles. Mr. Saunders has received numerous leadership awards for his outstanding achievements including awards from the American Marketing Association (AMA).
Mr. Saunders holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the State University of New York at Albany and a Masters in Business Administration from Seton Hall University’s W. Paul Stillman School of Business.