Michael Valentine

Chief Revenue Officer

Michael Valentine joined Sophos in 2013 as senior vice president, worldwide sales and is responsible for the company’s global sales and channel organization. Michael has more than twenty years of senior sales and channel experience at global IT security companies and is consistently named as a “Channel Chief” by CRN magazine.

Prior to joining Sophos Michael served as vice president, Americas sales and support at Fortinet. In this role, he oversaw all facets of the company’s network security offerings—VPN, UTM, web filter, security software—and business development across North America, Latin America and Australia/New Zealand, helping to increase corporate revenues by nearly 40 percent.

Before joining Fortinet, Michael held vice president of Americas sales positions at both SonicWALL and WatchGuard Technologies, as well as senior sales positions at Panasonic.

Michael has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing from the University of Texas - Arlington.