Dubai, UAE, June 25, 2014: Sophos has promoted Thomas Thoelke to the new Territory Manager for Northern and Eastern Europe, Middle East, and Africa (NEEMEA). Prior to this, he was Sales Director for Eastern Europe and Nordics. Thoelke joined Sophos via Astaro, which he worked for since 2008. Previously, Thoelke served in sales positions in the distribution and reseller channel in Germany and Finland. In his new role he will be responsible for recruiting and enabling Sophos partners in the NEEMEA region. Focus is the establishing of effective sales structures to support the ongoing growth of Sophos in that region.
Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman said, “Thomas Thoelke has demonstrated the ability to adjust to different cultures and partner requirements across a large and diverse number of countries. He has been a key driver of our success in NEEMEA and brings a passion for performance and results with an ability to both start new businesses and effectively manage existing relationships.”
Thoelke said, “I believe Sophos has a huge and growing opportunity to capture sizable market share. The ‘mega trends’ of cloud, mobility, virtualization and big data all represent growth opportunities for Sophos and our partners, and I’m thrilled to be part of the team that will bring security to this landscape.”