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Regional Sales Director Federal - DISA | 4th Estate

Forward Networks

Forward Networks

Sales & Business Development
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Forward Networks is revolutionizing the way large networks are managed. The Forward Enterprise platform delivers a vendor-agnostic "digital twin" of the network, based on a mathematical model. The platform scales to support hundreds of thousands of network devices, whether cloud, hybrid cloud, or on-prem. It serves as a single source of truth for the network, enabling network operators to instantly verify security posture, accelerate troubleshooting, avoid outages, and modernize network management.

Over the past few years, Forward Networks has received tremendous industry recognition, including “Cool Vendor in Enterprise Networking” by Gartner, “Product of the Year” by Cloud Computing, “Enterprise Cloud Computing Software of the Year,” and has been named to Fortune’s 2022 “Best Workplaces in the Bay Area” list.

The company was founded by four Stanford PhD graduates who saw a massive opportunity to improve network operations. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, Threshold Ventures, and Goldman Sachs.

Forward Networks is looking for an experienced Regional Sales Director Federal - DISA - 4th Estate:

  • Do want to create a category and help build a special company?
  • Do you want to sell a platform that solves real networking problems?
  • Do sensible quotas and no cap on earnings pique your interest?
  • Join a company that has been in market 5+ years and has some of the top

Federal agencies and F500/Global 2000 already buying and referenceable.

  • If you have 7-10 years of wildly successful experience selling to the federal

government ..you may be the one!

  • We are building a special team and hope you consider us if you want to have

the experience of changing the networking world as we know it.

This role will focus on DISA - 4th Estate as part of our Federal team.


  • Own the development and execution of your sales strategy in territory that

aligns with the company’s goals and objectives

  • Identify and qualify leads, and generate new Intel opportunities in order to

achieve quota on a quarterly and annual basis

  • Build strategic working relationships with clients, maintaining a high level of

face-to-face contact

  • Analyze potential sales opportunities by using data analysis and segmented

research to identify the attributes most valued by our potential clients

  • Develop a deep understanding of the competitive landscape and maintain a

client database

  • Maintain a high level of product and industry knowledge
  • Build and maintain a robust pipeline of at least 3x revenue target
  • Clearly explain the value proposition and goals of the Forward Networks



  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • Minimum 7-10 years experience selling to DISA - 4th Estate
  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding quota in technology sales
  • Deep understanding of the networking and security industry, products,

competitors, history, emerging trends and changing marketplace.

  • Experience in selling Enterprise software with an ARR model preferred
  • Must be able to communicate business and technical value to all levels of


  • Prior experience managing a sales team a plus
  • Excellent communication and listening skills; persuasive
  • Background in IT infrastructure

Compensation Range 280-350K USD