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Tessian's Human Layer Security platform uses machine learning to understand human relationships and communication behavior in order to protect businesses from threats executed by people on email.

Enterprise Account Executive -West Coast
San Francisco, CA, US
Boston, MA, US
Job Description / Skills Required


Tessian protects every business’s mission by securing the human layer.

Using machine learning technology, Tessian automatically predicts and eliminates advanced threats on email caused by human error - like data exfiltration, accidental data loss, business email compromise and phishing attacks - with minimal disruption to employees' workflow. As a result, employees are empowered to do their best work, without security getting in their way.

Founded in 2013, Tessian is backed by renowned investors like Sequoia, Accel and Balderton and has offices in San Francisco and London.

Tessian is looking for highly motivated, self-driven, and experienced Enterprise sales executive dedicated to making a difference in global security by protecting organizations against the most advanced attackers in the world.

As our Enterprise Account Executive you will be managing our largest Enterprise accounts and will take Tessian’s product capabilities and value to potential clients, match our strengths to clients' needs, and help our clients defeat the adversary.

The successful candidate has executive level contacts and is flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing situations.  You must be extremely results driven, customer focused, technologically savvy, and innovative at building internal relationships and external partnerships to attack the market with passion! This position is open to candidates in US (Remote).

In this position you'll get to:

        Identify, develop and execute account strategy to close new business opportunities and expand revenue with customers across the assigned region; independently and cooperatively.
        Scope, negotiate and bring to closure agreements to exceed booking and revenue quota targets.
        Target and gain access to decision makers in key prospect accounts in the assigned territory.
        Establish access and maintain existing relationships with key decision makers (typically at the CIO and CSO level) in industry, partners, and enterprise customers to drive all pertinent issues related to sales strategy and goal attainment.
        Collaborate with operative peers across functions (including the Field Sales, Marketing, Sales Operations, System Engineering, Customer Support, and Product Development) to create visibility with target accounts and drive engagement of target prospects at both the individual contributor and executive level.
        Work cooperatively with partners to leverage their established account presence and relationships.
        Capture, maintain, and disseminate accurate and relevant prospect information using Salesforce.

We'd love to meet someone who:

        Strong understanding of Cybersecurity, Cloud and SaaS technologies and competitive offerings in the marketplace.
        Minimum 2 years of selling directly into enterprise companies in the East Coast
        Demonstrates experience of target account selling, solution selling, and/or consultative sales techniques.
        Strong problem solving skills, ability to analyze complex multivariate problems and use a systematic approach to gain swift resolution.
        Significant and proven experience developing relationships with senior executives.
        An aptitude for understanding how technology products and solutions solve business problems.
        Ability to explain complicated concepts to a variety of audiences and skill levels.
        Outstanding presentation, written, verbal and closing skills.
        Strong time management, organizational and decision-making skills.
        Self-motivated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
        Strong communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills, both internally and externally.
        Ability to work remotely and able and willing to travel on short notice, up to 50% of the time.
        Possess the drive to succeed and to participate in the growth of an exciting, fast-paced company.

Why we think you'll love it here:

        You’ll work alongside amazing, high-performing colleagues, and have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of starting up a new office of a fast-growth, Sequoia-&-Accel-backed technology company
        Great startup culture
        We offer a competitive salary and equity options with every role, with annual salary reviews
        Everyone gets 25 days of paid holiday leave a year (15 days of paid vacation plus 10 paid federal holiday days)
        Flexible working hours and work from home policies (for those who aren't fully remote anyhow!) including flexibility for parents and caregivers
        We offer three tiers of plans, with the lowest tier of Aetna health insurance 100% paid for by Tessian (no employee contribution required), with a $0 in-network deductible.
        401K Company Match: 100% of first 1% and 50% of next 5%
        You’ll get a high quality MacOS tech kit to work on including laptop, phone and peripheral accessories
        One week of remote working from abroad per year (if you're not already fully remote)
        Monthly fitness subsidy of $60 towards ClassPass
        Work from home subsidy to cover all of your office must-haves

Equality & diversity

Tessian is an equal opportunity employer, committed to equality and diversity amongst both our employees and prospective applicants. The Human Layer we're securing is diverse, and we know we need to be diverse and inclusive to successfully create HLS that reflects this. You can read our equality and diversity statement here.

As part of our commitment to equality and diversity, we're also a corporate member of the WISE Campaign for gender equality in STEM & we're a founding member of the WEDS network driving diversity & inclusion in startups.

Important notices

Please note that we do not accept applications or résumés from recruiters. Any unsolicited CVs, profiles, or names, submitted in any format, by any channel, to any of our team, will be deemed to fall outside any terms and/or conditions with either the person submitting the information or their company of employment/representation.

By submitting your application to Tessian, you consent to Tessian retaining your information and contacting you about future job opportunities, that may be of interest, for up to 2 years in accordance with our Privacy Policy

Please note, that any job offers will be subject to the candidate passing background screening checks.