SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – May 24, 2013 –Sophos today announced the appointment of Karen Delaney to the role of Channel Director for Sophos in Australia and New Zealand.
In this role, Delaney will be responsible for driving growth in Sophos’ partner ecosystem, ensuring partners are aligned with the company’s complete security product portfolio.
Delaney brings a strong track record of IT channel success, having spearheaded channel strategies within leading organizations including IBM, Acer and SonicWALL. Delaney joined the Sophos team in 2011 as part of Sophos’ acquisition of Astaro, and played an integral part in bringing Distribution Central and Connector Systems onboard as Sophos’ first distribution partners in Australia and New Zealand.
“I am very excited about this opportunity. Our channel-first focus, coupled with our complete security offerings, make Sophos the ideal IT security vendor for partners,” said Delaney. “I am looking forward to driving further momentum in the channel and believe it is crucial to provide our resellers with a strong value proposition in order to assist them to better serve their customers.”
Ashley Wearne, General Manager of Sophos, ANZ says Delaney’s appointment is part of a plan to assist Sophos in expanding its partner footprint across the region.
“Karen has strong sales and channel expertise in the network security and UTM market, areas that are now a substantial part of Sophos’ complete security offering. Her role as channel director will be fundamental in ensuring the partner community is on board with our mission to deliver security that is simple and manageable,” said Wearne.
In addition to Delaney’s appointment, Sophos has also announced two additional hires within its Sydney office. Sophos recently appointed Vikas Uberoy and Rishi Mehra as part of its local sales and channel teams.