Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, today announced the executive appointment of Wagner Tadeu as vice president of sales for Latin America.
Tadeu is responsible for accelerating midmarket and enterprise growth across Latin America, which has increased due to the demand for Sophos’ portfolio of cybersecurity solutions, including Sophos Managed Detection and Response (MDR), Sophos Incident Response, Sophos Intercept X with XDR, Sophos Firewall, and more. Sophos’ Latin America billings grew 40% year-over-year across these markets in its most recent fiscal year, ending March 31, 2023.
“Sophos has never been more committed to the channel and working with our partners to increase growth in the region, and Wagner will play a vital role in further building relationships with both partners and our customers to keep the momentum we have across Latin America strong,” said Pat Sheridan, senior vice president of Americas sales at Sophos. “Wagner has an exceptional track record scaling high performing sales teams, which we have in Latin America. We’re excited to have Wagner leading our expansion, especially at a time when cybersecurity to defeat ransomware and other threats is critical for every organization.”
Based in São Paulo, Tadeu brings more than 25 years of leadership experience driving security software and hardware sales across Latin America. He joins Sophos from Forcepoint, where he served as vice president of Latin America. He also previously held sales and channel leadership positions at ClickSoftware, Pure Storage, NetApp, and Symantec.
“I am incredibly excited to join Sophos at such a pivotal time. Latin America is a rapidly growing market, and I look forward to working closely with partners and our customers and leading a world-class salesforce,” said Tadeu. “Sophos is renowned for its industry-best security offerings, and what really drew me to Sophos – and differentiates the leader from others – is the team’s relentless commitment to protecting organizations of all sizes and across all industries from active adversaries amidst today’s constantly changing threat landscape.”