Sophos appoints Darren Barker as regional VP of sales for Northern Europe

Sophos has appointed Darren Barker as regional vice president of sales for Northern Europe. Mr Barker is responsible for leading sales of Sophos’ Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and Incident Response (IR) services, as well as the company’s portfolio of endpoint, network, email, and cloud security solutions, in the UK, Ireland and Nordics.

“We are delighted to welcome Darren to the Sophos team,” said Gerard Allison, senior vice president of sales EMEA at Sophos. “His strong history in sales leadership will be key to achieving our growth goals within Northern Europe, especially as we continue to build our cybersecurity as a service offering, with Sophos Managed Detection and Response at its heart. Darren’s deep understanding of the distribution and partner ecosystem will be essential in expanding our go to market strategy this year.”

With nearly 30 years of sales experience, working with brands such as Hitachi, EMC and Fujitsu, Mr Barker is passionate about building high-performance sales organizations that put customers and partners at the core of planning and execution. Formerly, Barker managed and built the mid-market business unit at Tanium, creating a culture of accountability and setting a vision for success with his team. He is based in Weybridge, UK.

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