Sophos appoints new Head of Product Management

May 19, 2003 Sophos Press Release

Gary Thomassen

Sophos, a world leader in anti-virus protection for businesses, has appointed Gary Thomassen as its new head of product management. Based at Sophos's UK headquarters, Thomassen will lead the company's existing team of product managers to identify new and changing customer anti-virus requirements. He will also be responsible for driving and co-ordinating Sophos's overall product strategy and ensuring that developments in the company's range of new and existing products closely reflects business needs.

"Sophos's anti-virus protection has won a string of awards for its usability and ability to block malicious code," said Richard Jacobs, technical director at Sophos. "Gary's strong commercial experience enhances our ability to deliver technical excellence through products that meet and exceed market demands."

Thomassen joins Sophos with extensive experience of global product management and marketing, most recently at Clearswift, and previously at Citrix and Symantec. After graduating from Oregon State University in Business Administration, Thomassen has racked up 13 years in the security software industry.

"Sophos's superior technology and support - together with its ambitious business plan - means the company is rapidly capturing market share from its competitors," said Gary Thomassen. "I'm looking forward to helping Sophos continue on its impressive growth path."