Sophos Senior Executive named as finalist in 2008 American Business Awards

June 02, 2008 Sophos Press Release

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BOSTON, Mass. - June 2, 2008 - IT security and control firm Sophos announced today that Michael Rogers, Vice President, Global Alliances and OEM Sales is a finalist in the Best Sales Executive category in The 2008 American Business Awards.

The American Business Awards are the only national, all-encompassing awards program honoring great performances in business.

Stevie Award winners will be announced during the annual gala on Thursday, June 12 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. More than 600 executives from across the U.S.A. are expected to attend. The ceremonies will be broadcast on radio nationwide by the Business TalkRadio Network and hosted by Liz Claman of FOX Business Network.

Since joining Sophos in September 2006, Rogers has driven the launch of Sophos's 100% channel strategy in North America. He also helped to create a stratified coverage model ensuring a culture of reciprocation and investment between Sophos and its partners. Rogers introduced a two tier, variable margin structure that appropriately rewards the level of partner engagement in each opportunity.

"ABA entries grew more than 30% this year, so being named a finalist is more of an accomplishment than ever before," said Michael Gallagher, founder and president of The Stevie Awards. "It means that independent business executives have agreed that the nominee is worthy of national recognition. We congratulate all of the finalists on their achievement and wish them well in the competition."

More than 2,600 entries from companies of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted for consideration in 40-plus categories, including Best Overall Company, Best Executive, Best New Product or Service, Best Corporate Social Responsibility Program, and new categories including Best Management Team and Best Corporate Environmental Responsibility Program.

Members of the Awards' Board of Distinguished Judges and Advisors and their staff will select Stevie Award winners from among finalists in the last round of judging during the week of May 19. Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April through early May.

Details about The American Business Awards and the list of finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba.

About The Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, The Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Honoring companies of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about The Stevie Awards at www.stevieawards.com.

Global Sponsor of the 2008 Stevie Awards is Dow Jones. Supporting sponsors of The 2008 American Business Awards include FIS Softpro, High Performance Technologies Inc. John Hancock, RCN Corporation, Richardson, and Ultimate Software. Media sponsors include the Business TalkRadio Network, CRM Advocate, and Human Resource Executive.