Account Executive

Sales & Business Development New York City, New York McLean, Virginia United States Chicago, Illinois Miami, Florida Phoenix, Arizona Tampa, Florida


What’s your mission?

IronNet’s mission is simple:  To deliver the power of collective cybersecurity to defend companies, sectors, and nations.  For decades, companies have been defending against cyber attacks on their own while adversaries have been organizing themselves into sophisticated hacker networks … until now, with IronNet Collective Defense.  In 2014, General (Ret) Keith Alexander, former Commander U.S. Cyber Command, launched IronNet to strengthen cybersecurity defense against highly sophisticated adversaries, across all borders and sectors.   

In response to cyber adversaries who increasingly collaborate for collective offense, leading organizations in our critical infrastructure are using collective defense strategies and solutions to meet these powerful and ever-changing threats.  We believe that collective defense is our collective responsibility and we are leading the charge.

The Opportunity

IronNet is hiring Account Executives in the Northwest, Southwest, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic to expand our enterprise account base across the United States.  These new roles will be key to continuing our mission and expanding our growth.  

To be successful in this role you must be able and willing to . . .

  • Leverage a well-defined sales process to achieve and exceed 100% net-new quota 
  • Use creative methods and approaches to prospect and sell new business, i.e. social selling - Twitter and leverage podcasts 
  • Embrace a variety of sales tools to identify, prospect and track opportunities, including SalesLoft, LinkedIn Navigator and
  • Successfully build out a net new territory
  • Differentiate and stand out from the competition
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, growth-minded company that is being created in real-time
  • Sell a paradigm shifting solution for which there is no “magic quadrant”
  • Heavily research your account set and develop 3.5x of pipeline of net-new business opportunities from a multi-pronged prospecting approach
  • Demonstrate an understand cybersecurity solutions, terminology, and trends
  • Work harder than you ever have before to truly make a difference

You may be the person we need if you . . .

  • Have a track record of success in a Senior Inside Sales Rep or Junior Field Sales Rep selling cybersecurity products to enterprise customers
  • Thrive in high-transaction sales environments focused on 100% net-new business 
  • Use creative methods and approaches to close new business
  • Prospect with a focus on generating a high volume of transactions vs a few very large transactions
  • Have documented formal sales training and have progressed from Sales Development to Inside Sales to Field Sales 
  • Leverage a well-defined, repeatable sales process that delivers results
  • Use tools such as SalesLoft, Sales Navigator and
  • Understand how to differentiate product to close deals
  • Demonstrated success, flexibility and adaptability through the Covid pandemic, and made the transition to selling in a “Work from Home” environment
  • Are mission and values focused, as well as tenacious and have a can-do attitude
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of ways and are extremely detail oriented
  • Can accurately forecast revenue quarters in advance

What we expect from you . . .

We recognize few candidates meet every requirement and that many skills are transferable.  We believe in hiring smart people and expect them to grow and learn.  If your resume doesn’t match all of the requirements, you can still apply.  However, please address any skill gaps in a cover letter, upload a portfolio, or include a note in the application form, so our recruiting team and hiring managers can see beyond your resume.  

Align with and Model IronNet’s Values:

  1. The Mission Continues.
  2. Thrive personally, grow professionally―be happy!
  3. Innovate, learn, lead.
  4. Be the best and prove it.
  5. Act with integrity―always do the right thing.
  6. Be the most trusted, respected, and loved cybersecurity company in the world.

People who are successful at IronNet consistently demonstrate these qualities:

  • Always Accountable -- You commit to be the best at your job and prove it every day, delivering results with integrity, transparency and quality.
  • Will to Win -- You demonstrate urgency and take thoughtful risks, understanding that failing fast is critical to success.
  • Flexible and Adaptable -- You anticipate and plan for potential changes based on competing internal and external demands and do not let shifting priorities frustrate or annoy them.  
  • Passion for Customers -- You integrate innovation and quality to fulfill customer needs -- the value to customers is the first priority, both internally and externally.
  • Highly Capable and Innovative -- You develop innovative solutions to complex problems, strive for continuous improvement and adapt quickly to changes.
  • Technical Fit -- You understand the technology specific to the team / role / duties of the position.  The more senior the position that you are applying for, the more that we expect you to bring fresh perspectives and new ideas.

Recognition & Awards

IronNet is recognized as a representative vendor in Gartner’s “Market Guide for Network Detection and Response (NDR)”, and Forrester recently named IronNet a representative vendor in its “Now Tech: Network Analytic and Visibility, Q2, 2020” research. 

2020 Awards:

  • CRN Emerging Vendors
  • Fortress Cyber Security
  • Hot 150 Cybersecurity Companies
  • Cyber Security Awards: Innovative Product of the Year - Threat Detection

2019 Awards: 

  • Fortress Cyber Security
  • EMA Vendor To Watch
  • CRN Security100
  • NVTC Tech 100

More About IronNet:

IronNet delivers unmatched collective cyber threat detection for enterprise on-premise, cloud, and hybrid networks.  We do this through the application of advanced behavioral analytics, AI, and machine learning techniques.  Our team combines the tradecraft knowledge of the best offensive and defensive cyber operators in the world with world-class mathematicians and data scientists to engineer solutions that empower companies to defend against advanced threats.

Our founder and Co-CEO, General (Ret) Keith Alexander, is a recognized cybersecurity innovator and a frequent speaker about current cyberthreats and effective defenses. We have a leadership team with deep government and commercial cyber experience, and the company is advised by a board of esteemed security and venture investment professionals, including Jan Tighe Retired Vice Admiral, Former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Information Warfare and Director, Naval Intelligence, US Navy; and Jack Keane Chairman, Institute for the Study of War, Retired Four-Star General, Former Vice Chief of Staff, US Army.

Benefits of Working at IronNet:

IronNet strives to provide and takes pride in being able to offer comprehensive, essential and affordable benefits for our employees and their families.  We offer an unlimited PTO plan, 401(k) match as well as Medical, Dental, Vision, and Disability Insurance.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

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