Sophos has appointed former Veritas and Symantec senior manager Kris Hagerman as its new CEO.
Replacing Steve Munford, who will become non-executive chairman of the board and will be returning to his native Canada, Hagerman was previously group president, data centre management at Symantec and executive vice president, storage and server management at Veritas. Most recently he was CEO of Corel Corporation.
Hagerman said: “I am thrilled to join Sophos. Sophos has a winning strategy, a highly talented team and world-class products that provide an exciting opportunity to expand our share of the growing IT security industry. I look forward to working with the Sophos team to deliver compelling value to our customers and partners and to continue the company's momentum and success.”
Munford said: “I am proud of our team's accomplishments over the last seven years as we have transformed Sophos from an anti-virus vendor to a strategic provider of complete security.
“I am excited to welcome Kris as our new CEO to lead Sophos into the future. I look forward to working closely with Kris and the board as we continue to build on Sophos' global success."
Peter Gyenes, the current chairman, will continue as a member of the Sophos board as its lead independent director.