Wednesday, 16 January 2019 11:21

Sophos appoints Struthers to top role for Asia Pacific, Japan

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Gavin Struthers, Sophos Gavin Struthers, Sophos

Network and endpoint security vendor Sophos has announced the appointment of 30-year industry veteran Gavin Struthers as regional vice-president for Asia Pacific and Japan.

Sophos says Struthers has been charged with driving the company’s business growth plans and excellence in channel operations across the region.

Struthers brings almost 30 years’ experience in IT sales leadership and general management to his new position, including channel and cyber security 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. Sophos has a global reputation for focusing 100 percent on its channel and for providing the programs that partners need and the products that customers demand,” said Struthers.

“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.”

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