Sophos, a leading provider of cybersecurity as a service, recently appointed Gerard Allison as Senior Vice President of Sales for Sophos -EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa).
Allison brings over 30 years of experience and is well known for his long-term vision and entrepreneurial approach, accelerating revenue, training & enablement, developing sales programs, building customer as well as partner engagement, and more. Allison has joined Sophos from Exclusive Networks. He has previously worked at Gigamon and Juniper Networks and is currently based in Essex, U.K.
Gerard joined Sophos to lead and accelerate growth initiatives in EMEA, a prominent region for the organization. Gerard has an extensive understanding of the reseller and distribution channel and deep knowledge of successfully establishing fresh routes to the market. With this impressive track record, Gerard will be a valuable and important Sophos sales leader overseeing EMEA, particularly as we head into 2023 with our new Sophos Managed Detection and Response service,” said Michael Valentine, chief revenue officer at Sophos.
“The need for modern cybersecurity solutions, including MDR services from a team of experts trained to spot intrusions ‘hiding in plain sight’ along the attack chain, has become imperative, as indicated in the Sophos 2023 Threat Report. Sophos’ lineup of products, services, and threat intelligence capabilities, coupled with Gerard’s career expertise in cybersecurity and technology, will ensure our EMEA partners provide customers and prospects with the most advanced security solutions available.”
Allison, on the other hand, stated, “Sophos is an industry leader, pioneering the way with a new type of MDR service that every organization can benefit from, so I am thrilled to be joining Sophos at this time and leading the company’s impressive sales team in EMEA.”
Allison also added that he is looking forward to working closely with its extensive partner network in the region to create new streams of revenue while ensuring customers have the proper security required to defend against today’s persistent attackers.
Sophos is a global innovator and leader of sophisticated cybersecurity solutions, including MDR (Managed Detection and Response) and incident response services and a portfolio of network, endpoint, cloud security, and email technologies that aid businesses defeat cyberattacks.