Bill Solms Named Qualys Federal VP, GM

Bill Solms

Bill Solms, formerly president and CEO of WildRock Security Group, has joined Qualys (Nasdaq: QLYS) as vice president and general manager of the cloud security and compliance services provider’s federal arm.

Solms will oversee sales, marketing, systems development and strategic efforts for Qualys’ government information technology programs, the company said Monday.

“We welcome Bill, who has developed a unique expertise in the federal sector, to our federal division to help agencies streamline their security and compliance initiatives as they transition to the cloud,” said Philippe Courtot, Qualys chairman and CEO.

Solms, who also co-founded WildRock in 2016, previously served as CEO and president of Wave Systems.

He held business development VP roles at PAE and IntelliDyne and prior to that, worked at Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) as director of U.S. federal sales for Oracle On Demand and at Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) as a sales executive responsible for Defense Department clients.

His two-decade career in the U.S. Army included time as an Apache helicopter commander and strategic planner for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Solms said he will help lead Qualys’ expansion efforts in the federal market and assist government clients in their digital transformation and network security efforts.

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