Gerard Allison, new Senior Vice President of Sales EMEA at Sophos

cybersecurity company sophoshas announced the addition of Gerard Allison to the Sophos team as the new Senior Vice President of Sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

“We are very pleased that Gerard is joining Sophos to lead and drive our growth efforts in EMEA, one of the largest regions for the company. Gerard has in-depth knowledge of the distribution channel and resellers, as well as extensive knowledge in successfully establishing new routes to market. With this impressive track record, Gerard will be a valued and important Sophos sales leader overseeing EMEA, especially as we enter 2023 with our new Sophos Managed Detection and Response service.” comment Michael Valentine, Sophos CRO.

«As the ‘Sophos Threat Report 2023’ indicates, having modern cybersecurity solutions, such as MDR services that include a team of experts trained to detect ‘hidden in plain sight’ intrusions throughout the attack chain, has become a need. Sophos’ line of threat intelligence products, services and capabilities, together with Gerard’s professional experience in cybersecurity and technology, will ensure that our EMEA partners provide customers and prospects with the most advanced security solutions”.

«Sophos is a leader in the industry, leading the way with a new type of MDR service that any business can benefit from, so I am delighted to join Sophos at this time and lead the company’s impressive EMEA sales team. »Allison says. “I’m also looking forward to working closely with our extensive network of partners in the region to develop new revenue streams and ensure customers have the security they need to defend against today’s persistent attackers.”

Allison He has more than 30 years of experience in the sector and is known for his entrepreneurial style and vision, revenue growth, sales program development, education and training, as well as building customer and partner engagement, among many other things. Allison joins Sophos from Exclusive Networks. He has also previously worked at Gigamon and Juniper Networks. He currently resides in Essex, UK.

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