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Zscaler Names Strand Regional Sales Manager for Enterprise

San Francisco Bay Area resident Michael Strand, who’s been in the tech field for almost 20 years, will focus on enterprise accounts in Northern California.

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Michael Strand, a veteran of almost 20 years in the tech sector, has been named regional sales manager by Zscaler, covering enterprise accounts throughout Northern California.
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Michael Strand

Strand, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, joined Zscaler this month. He most recently was with Citrix, where he was a strategic-accounts manager specializing in app delivery and security. His previous roles have included sales and management positions with Palo Alto Networks, SGI, Rackable Systems and VaxGen.

In his new role, Strand told Techwire, “I sell across all verticals and the hottest market segment of mobility and cloud services ¯ creating a solution for direct access to mobile and cloud environments.”

“I choose to join Zscaler for several reasons,” Strand said in an email. “First, Zscaler is a leader in cloud security and has a fantastic product line that helps solve today’s challenges. Zscaler is a great place to work and grow. The culture, the people and the product are why I choose to work here.”

In his off time, Strand is an avid golfer and enjoys doing volunteer work for Raphael House in San Francisco. “We also enjoy the outdoors and cooking,” he said.

Strand received his diploma from Sequoia Technical Institute in climate control and programmable controls, and he also attended Las Positas College. Strand also has professional certifications from, among others, SkillPath, Linux Academy and TechSkills.
Dennis Noone is Managing Editor of Techwire. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in the Northern California foothills.