BOSTON, MA – August 26, 2013 – Sophos today announced the appointment of John Keenan as vice president of sales for North America. Keenan joins Sophos from Dell SonicWALL.
Keenan brings more than 20 years of sales and sales management experience to Sophos, including 13 years with SonicWALL, where he most recently built a new sales organization for mid-market accounts and developed the division’s channel strategy. As vice president of North America Sales, Keenan grew the business by fostering key relationships with the company’s channel partners.
“John Keenan is widely respected by the security channel, and I am thrilled to welcome him to Sophos. He brings a proven track record of success in the security space and has winning experience in leading channel and sales teams,” said Michael Valentine, senior vice president of sales for Sophos. “Every day, the Sophos team is working hard to be the preferred vendor in security for the channel and customers. Our products, our people and our partner programs continue to gain industry accolades. In bringing John aboard, we have an ideal leader for continued growth in our North American business.”
“I am excited to join Sophos; the company’s value proposition of ‘security made simple’ clearly resonates with customers and the channel,” said Keenan. “The company’s relentless focus on empowering the channel, a best-in-class portfolio of endpoint, mobile, server and network solutions, and the opportunity to contribute to Mike Valentine’s winning team made my decision to join Sophos an easy one.”