Account Executive, Enterprise (Ohio)

US - OH - Remote


US - OH - Remote


Sales & Business Development

Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD) is helping organizations around the globe advance securely. Our technology, services, and community-focused research simplify complexity for security teams, helping them reduce vulnerabilities, monitor for malicious behavior, investigate and shut down attacks, and automate routine tasks. With more than 9000 customers across 120+ countries, Rapid7 is a recognized leader in cybersecurity that has proudly earned numerous industry accolades and strong recognition for our technology and culture. Learn more at

We are looking for someone to sell into Fortune 500 accounts covering Ohio.


Rapid7 is looking for an experienced Enterprise Account Executives to join our Enterprise Accounts sales team, accelerating our growth within the Fortune 500. While we have a solid presence in the Fortune 500, we are looking to elevate our profile within our most strategic accounts and become a trusted advisor to the world's biggest and most beloved companies and brands. The Enterprise Account Account Executive will run a territory of named accounts with expectations to manage the full sales lifecycle from demand generation through deal closure, while building out a go-to-market plan of direct sales and through leveraging channel partnerships. 

Position Summary

This role is the apex of a sales career at Rapid7. The Enterprise Account Account Executive is tasked with earning trusted advisor status at both the User and the Executive levels within their key accounts, and will represent a small, select group among a large and diverse sales team.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of achievement against quota attainment, with an average deal size of $500K+ while showing the ability to be both highly transactional, i.e. “Land and Expand”, as well as strategic, i.e. “Platform Deals”. 


How We Set You Up For Success

  • Best-in-class sales enablement training: a three week training program focused around an introduction to our industry and how to sell our security products. 

  • Follow-up training and coaching sessions paired with sales process and methodology training.

  • Sell the entire portfolio of products including: Vulnerability Management, Intrusion Detection and Response, Application Security, Threat Intelligence and Cloud Security.

  • A ramping quota that is designed to prioritize your development and training in order to have a successful, long-term tenure with the organization.

  • Access to tools such as DiscoverOrg, LinkedIn Sales Navigator and Sales loft in order to uncover new business opportunities.

  • Supportive and transparent communication from the sales leadership team, including 1-on-1 coaching and feedback from your direct manager.

  • An opportunity to build equity within the organization, including a clear promotion path and an employee stock purchase plan.

  • Partnership opportunities with cross-functional teams to help fuel your development and continue to secure new customers, including the marketing, sales engineering, and legal teams, among others.

  • The ability to travel and be onsite with customers for QBR's, trade shows, and in-person meetings.


To be successful in this role, you ideally have:

  • 8-10 years of experience successfully selling enterprise software to executives in Fortune 1000 companies.

  • Ability to work a named account list in territory, while being willing to travel to meet with large distributed teams in various cities throughout the US.

  • Track record of Quota and Presidents Club attainment selling both new and existing products. Experience closing seven figure enterprise software deals leveraging internal and external partnerships.

  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn new products and solutions.

  • Ability to drive consensus between multiple buyers within each assigned account and develop champions to target the Economic Buyer – i.e. get “high and wide”.

  • Understand customer selection criteria for budgeted and unbudgeted needs. Inspires confidence in prospective buyers.

  • Ability to have strategic, business-oriented conversation at the VP and CISO level. Able to convey technical differentiators and link those differentiators to business value.

  • Command of the forecast and sales process – reliably knows where they are in the sales process and whether/when to move opportunity into best case or commit for the quarter.

  • Inquisitiveness – will research each account in territory and use that research to develop a hypothesis about how the solution will likely create value for the prospect.

  • Probing and Discovery – able to ask second and third-level probing questions.

  • Objection handling – ability to deal with concerns in a way that politely challenges the prospect to reconsider.