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Enterprise Sales Executive - Security and Risk

Primer AI

Jul 14


At Primer, we build intelligent machines to help analysts, scientists, and other knowledge workers consume written information hyper-efficiently and focus their human intelligence on the most critical world problems to empower our customers by vastly reducing the cost of curiosity.

Primer is at the forefront of the natural language processing revolution. Our artificial intelligence platform can read millions of documents per hour, extracting information and updating a knowledge graph of billions of entities. It is capable of answering natural language questions and generating the first draft of natural language analytical reports in seconds.

Our customers include some of the world’s largest corporations, financial institutions, and government agencies. You can learn more about Primer's technology and the problems we solve here, on our blog.

Primer is proud to be recognized on two of Built In’s “2022 Best Places to Work” lists.  For the second year in a row, Primer is one of the “Best Midsize Companies to Work For” – ranked No. 21 out of 100 companies – and this year we’ve also been named an overall “Best Places to Work” in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

The Enterprise Commercial Sales Executive - Security & Risk, is the subject matter expert (SME) for Primer Command and our Security & Risk Intelligence solutions. The role is first and foremost customer facing, working in partnership with a senior commercial sales team to achieve rapid growth of Primer’s subscription revenues within the Fortune 2000. The person in this role acts as the SME in all strategic customer engagements, comfortable talking 1-1 or in a group setting about a wide variety of topics relating to security and risk for commercial companies, building trusted relationships while highlighting the benefits of Primer’s solutions to the challenges that are faced.  

Who You Are:

  • You are comfortable working with Senior (C-suite) Executives and senior security/compliance leadership, possess strong and compelling presentation skills as you will be presenting to groups of evaluators and decision-makers and potentially at industry events/trade shows as a “thought leader”. 
  • In working with customers and prospects, you are called upon to engage them where they are (understanding their current security situation, areas of interest, need), present and demonstrate Primer solutions from their perspective, and engage in developing high level business pipelines and process flows showing how Primer works within their current processes.  
  • Your long-term goal is to make Primer an indispensable part of every Fortune 2000 security and risk strategy.  In this role, you are the one to bring critical feedback to Primer to shape enhancements and direction for our Intelligence solutions.

How You Will Make An Impact: 

  • Become the undisputed SME - Understand intimately how F2000 companies think about security and risk - their strategy and tactics to identify, understand and mitigate risks to their business - be it social/news, physical, geographical, employees, brand/reputation, cyber, … 
  • Directly team and engage with Enterprise Sales Executives on specific account engagements. 
  • Build relationships with and leverage expertise from/with other thought leaders in the space, while also leveraging their contacts for referrals to prospective customers.
  • Participate in and support efforts with messaging for prospecting and lead qualification of new prospective customers.
  • Collaborate with internal partners (e.g., product, engineering, customer success) and colleagues to provide a use case and product feedback, develop fresh approaches to utilizing the system, understand winning strategies, and champion sustained success.

Experience We Are Seeking:

  • 7+ years of experience in the domain of Security & Risk, with 2+ years in a commercial (non-government) role.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate with and earn trust from peers, business leaders (C-Suite) and security experts.
  • Strive for operational excellence with an ability to effectively utilize your own time and the time of others, while showing passion about Primer’s mission and in helping customers benefit from it.
  • Experience working in a fast-growing startup is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred, advanced degree and/or security clearances a plus.


What We Offer

We are a series C funded company with investors from Lux Capital, Amplify Partners, Addition Capital, Bloomberg Beta, and others. 

We are intentional around building a diverse and inclusive team of subject matter experts to better advocate for the needs of our users. 

We care a lot about our work and about the well being of our team. We encourage everyone to work at a sustainable pace and have an unlimited vacation policy for team members to utilize, Wellness Days and 100% paid leave for parents of growing families.

We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. This includes full medical, dental, and vision coverage, fertility benefits through Carrot, mental health coverage on demand with Ginger, 401(k) (US employees), remote work stipends, monthly internet allowance, and dedicated days off annually for you to volunteer for a cause that your heart calls you toward.


Primer is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Please see the United States Department of Labor's EEO poster and EEO poster supplement for additional information.

 If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at [email protected]

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.