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Sophos hires ex-McAfee SVP Gavin Struther

16 Jan 2019

Sophos, a provider of network and endpoint security, has announced the appointment of Gavin Struthers as its regional vice president for Asia Pacific and Japan, to drive strategic business growth plans and excellence in channel operations.  

Struthers is based at the Sophos office in Singapore. 

Struthers brings almost 30 years’ experience in IT sales leadership and general management to his new position, including a wealth of channel and cybersecurity expertise. 

Prior to Sophos, Struthers spent 16 years at McAfee where he held several senior leadership positions in the US and within the Asia-Pacific region, most recently serving as senior vice president and president, APAC at McAfee.  

During his time at McAfee, Struthers collaborated with partners, distributors, and managed service providers to deliver sales strategies and growth across the region. 

“We’re very excited to have Gavin join Sophos for this next chapter of his career,” said Michael Valentine, senior vice president, worldwide sales at Sophos. 

“Gavin’s industry knowledge and depth of channel understanding will be critical to our growth and expansion across the APJ region as we continue to deliver our channel first, channel best strategy. I look forward to working with him to deliver the products, services, and programs our channel partners need to succeed and grow.”

“The key to growing a successful business in the Asia Pacific region is to nurture and support the right channel partners,” says Struthers. 

“Sophos has a global reputation for focusing 100 per cent on its channel and for providing the programs that partners need and the products that customers demand. The innovation that Sophos is delivering to the industry through its synchronised security vision uniquely positions the brand in the market. 

“I’m thrilled to join the company as it continues to lead an industry that’s constantly evolving and rising to meet new challenges.” 

Sophos was recently positioned as a leader in Gartner’s September Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management (SMB Multifunction Firewalls) and has been consistently positioned as a leader by Gartner in both the January 2018 Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms and the Magic Quadrant for Unified Threat Management.

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