JACINTA Tobin is senior vice president of worldwide sales and business development at Cloudmark, Inc. in San Francisco, the world’s leading provider of security solutions, protecting over one billion users in 190 countries from spam, phishing and viruses. Cloudmark’s customers include MySpace, Microsoft, Comcast, Time Warner, France Telecom and AT&T.
As head of sales, Tobin has grown company revenues by 10 times, securing a leadership position for Cloudmark in its industry.
A native of Kilmaley, Ennis, Co. Clare, Tobin earned a bachelor’s in international marketing and languages from Dublin City University.
One of the reasons why she moved to the U.S. in 2000, she says, was to be closer to home. “I was living in Australia at the time so coming to the U.S. was one step closer. I have always had a love of the U.S. and enjoy the innate sense of optimism here,” Tobin says.
A member of the Irish Network of San Francisco, Tobin says her best preparation for the corporate world was working in her parents’ bar and shop, Tobin’s in Kilmaley, where they taught her to always put the customer first and always strive to be the best.
“Being Irish instills in you a steely determination to be who you are, while at the same time giving you the ability to laugh at yourself. Also, most importantly, being Irish means truly caring about and valuing other people,” Tobin says.
Outside of the corporate world, Tobin has spent time on TV presenting an Irish motor sports program, and on stage, most recently playing Gerty in James Joyce’s Ulysses for a loomsday celebration.
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