Manager of Customer Success - SLED / FED

Boston, MA


Boston, MA


Customer Success & Support

Company Description 

Rapid7 is breaking down silos and transforming how Security, IT, and DevOps teams work together to drive secure innovation. Our analytics and automation cloud, Rapid7 Insight, provides the shared visibility, intelligence, and connected workflow these teams need to manage the vulnerabilities, threats, and performance issues that put their organizations at risk. With more than 7,100 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.

Developing meaningful customer partnerships is not just something we talk about at Rapid7 - it's a core value in everything we do. From product development to sales, marketing and support, providing our customers with better outcomes in protecting and securing their organizations is our mission.


The Opportunity 

This key role within our Customer Success organization, reporting to the Director, Customer Success management, will be responsible for leading a team of Customer Success Managers in the care, retention, and growth of our State government, Local government, educational institutions as well as Federal government customers. This population of customers represents a significant portion of Rapid7's annual recurring revenue, and this person will help to design and execute on our customer relationship strategy that is focused on driving high retention (90%+) and expansion across a highly diverse and large percentage of SLED/FED customers.

The ideal candidate has experience in working with a large volume of customers in both proactive and reactive manners, participating in and driving cross-functional programs focused on improving customer experience, and has a proven track record for coaching and advancing their team to high standards of excellence. This leader has a passion for solving problems, is devoted to operational and engagement improvements, and is committed to developing the skills of their team.


Essential Responsibilities 

  • Predictably manage recurring revenue and deliver high, on-time renewal rates 

  • Own key metrics for your team including renewal forecast, activity management, upsells, adoption, and churn 

  • Guide adoption practices with the goal of driving increased value realization and decreased time-to-value from our solutions 

  • Recruit, coach, motivate and manage a high performing team 

  • Understand and train team on local and federal government procurement processes

  • Build and support a high-energy, customer-focused culture 

  • Personally manage escalations and negotiations alongside your direct reports 

  • Work cross-functionally to advocate for customer needs and ensure proper company alignment in support of these accounts

  • Partner closely with the entire Go to Market team to deliver a seamless customer experience  

Job Requirements 

  • Proven experience leading a Customer Success team for a rapidly growing SaaS company 

  • Strong analytic and strategic thinking – able to take complex customer concerns and orchestrate resources and tactics to address them 

  • A solid professional, with a minimum of 8 years experience in a B2B client facing role managing a high performing team (professional services, sales, CSM, or account management) 

  • SLED/FED experience preferred

  • Be able to travel up to 20% of the time to customer meetings or remote offices