Sophos bolsters UK sales and marketing team with key appointments

May 10, 2006 Sophos Press Release

Matt Wise, Stuart Wilson, Piers Morgan, and Aruna Carver.
Matt Wise, Stuart Wilson, Piers Morgan, and Aruna Carver.

Sophos, a world leader in protecting businesses against viruses, spyware and spam, has announced the appointment of Aruna Carver as head of UK marketing. This move is the latest in a series of appointments to senior sales and management positions.

Carver's appointment represents a strengthening of the UK operation across sales, channel marketing and product management. In her new capacity, Carver will be responsible for developing both the UK marketing and channel strategy, as well as the pricing initiatives in the UK.

In her previous position, Carver was the marketing director of Microsoft Business Solutions, where she received a number of accolades for her success in developing new business pipelines and re-invigorating the reseller channel.

"I'm delighted to be joining Sophos at such an exciting time of growth, with the reseller recruitment drive and Sophos expanding its product range," said Carver. "I'm particularly looking forward to the challenges involved in making these new initiatives a success."

Coupled with other recent appointments that bring a wealth of experience from many companies including Dell and Proofpoint, the senior management team at Sophos is now stronger than ever. This puts Sophos in a good position to continue its aggressive growth strategy across all areas, including strengthening relationships with the channel, developing new opportunities for the expanded product range and opening up new business pipelines.

Other recent appointments include Louise Sanders who has recently taken on the role of sales manager, responsible for managing mid-tier accounts. Piers Morgan joins Sophos as corporate sales manager. Most recently Morgan headed up the software and peripherals sales team at Dell.

Matt Wise has been appointed as the sales manager for small and medium businesses, leading the newly formed business development team. Matt joins Sophos from Messagelabs. Stuart Wilson has joined Sophos from Proofpoint and is now the UK gateway sales manager.

"Our recent partnership with Ingram Micro and the strong end-user demand for our products means our sales team must grow and evolve," said Stuart Small, UK sales and marketing director at Sophos. "These appointments will allow us to ensure our channel partners receive all the necessary support."

High resolution photography of the new staff can be downloaded here.