Sophos Names Joe Levy as CEO

Security solutions company Sophos has appointed Joe Levy as its new chief executive officer. He has served in the role on an interim basis since February.
At the same time, Jim Dildine was confirmed as the company’s new chief financial officer and a member of the senior management team.
As CEO, Levy plans to expand Sophos’ customer base in the midmarket, which includes nearly 600,000 customers worldwide and generates more than USD1.2 billion in annual revenue. As a cybersecurity solutions provider for the midmarket, Sophos has the ability to further scale its business and the business of its partners by helping organisations in dire need of basic and expanded defences against opportunistic and targeted cyberattacks. These organisations include the critical substrate, small- to mid-sized organisations that comprise the machines of the world’s economy and are just as susceptible to cyberattacks as major corporations.
Our goal is to help more organisations in the midmarket – the estimated 99% of organisations that are below the cybersecurity poverty line – be better at detecting and disrupting inevitable cyberattacks,” said Levy. “Our envisioned approach to achieving this is to work with MSPs and channel partners that can scale alongside us with our innovative critical cross domain technologies – endpoint, network, email, and cloud security – and managed services that they can resell and co-deliver.”
Levy is a nearly 30-year veteran of innovating and leading cybersecurity product development, services and companies, including nine years at Sophos, where he drove the transformation of the business from a product-only vendor into the global cybersecurity company.
Levy’s leadership strategy includes adding Dildine as CFO. Dildine joins Sophos from cybersecurity software and services company, Imperva, where he was CFO for more than four years. Before Imperva, Dildine was CFO for Symantec’s USD2.5 billion enterprise security business unit for three years. Dildine also previously held key financial leadership roles for nearly nine years at Blue Coat Systems, where Levy served as chief technology officer.
“Having worked in technology and finance for more than 30 years, it is exciting to join Sophos at this juncture, when the company is well on its way to breaking through to the next level,” said Dildine. “I am looking forward to helping Joe accelerate growth and further position Sophos as a leader in the industry.”

Comments are closed.