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February 15, 2024 |

Sopho’s Latest Executive Changes

Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cyber security as a service, today announced that Kris Hagerman has stepped down as its CEO and will serve as an advisor to the company until April 1, 2024. Effective immediately, Joe Levy is the President and acting CEO of Sophos. Hagerman has been CEO of Sophos […]

Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cyber security as a service, today announced that Kris Hagerman has stepped down as its CEO and will serve as an advisor to the company until April 1, 2024. Effective immediately, Joe Levy is the President and acting CEO of Sophos.

Hagerman has been CEO of Sophos since 2012 and led the company through a period of dramatic growth. The company has roughly tripled its revenue during his tenure to over $1 billion and has grown its customer base from roughly 150,000 customers to over 580,000 customers worldwide, establishing Sophos as one of the clear next-generation leaders in the cybersecurity industry. Hagerman led the successful IPO of Sophos on the London Stock Exchange in 2015, and a successful sale to Thoma Bravo in 2020.

“I am proud of our team’s accomplishments over the last 12 years as we have transformed Sophos into a true next-generation cybersecurity leader and an industry innovator in delivering cybersecurity as a service,” said Hagerman. “I am excited to pass the baton to Joe Levy as President and acting CEO to lead Sophos into the future. Joe and I have worked closely together for over nine years, and he has been pivotal in leading our product, services and technology initiatives that have underpinned Sophos’ growth. He has my full and enthusiastic support.”

Levy is a nearly 30-year veteran of cybersecurity products and services innovation. He has also been working closely with the channel since the mid-1990s. With his business accomplishments, hands-on experience as a security practitioner and deep knowledge of attacker behaviors, Levy is well-positioned to competitively lead Sophos to fulfill market need and demand, due to the increase in the unrelenting cyberattack climate. During his nine-year tenure at Sophos, Levy also drove the transformation of Sophos from a product-only vendor into the global cybersecurity as a service company it is today. Sophos’ managed services now defend more than 20,000 customers worldwide. Levy also brought his vision for creating an operational threat intelligence unit to life. Called Sophos X-Ops, the 500+ person team joins together cross-departmental cybersecurity operators and threat intelligence experts to provide real-time and historical attack data that makes Sophos’ defenses smarter and faster.

“I am extremely excited for the opportunity to further grow Sophos as a global cybersecurity leader. Many organizations worldwide are still neglected relative to the industry’s focus on securing large enterprises, leaving them exposed to opportunistic and targeted attacks. Our immediate goal is to work with our partners to further expand our collective ability to secure organizations that are unprotected or need stronger cyber defenses.

“Our research indicates that midmarket and smaller organizations are increasingly in the crosshairs of attackers. The interconnectedness of the modern world, with these under protected segments as its critical substrate, leaves us all exposed to the direct or indirect risk. The best way to reach all these organizations is to arm Managed Security Providers (MSPs) and cyber-focused channel partners worldwide – those capable of operating cost-effectively at massive global scale – with innovative security technologies and services they can resell or co-deliver. Fundamentally, the vision is that we are all more secure as more of us are secure, and in my new role, Sophos is more focused than ever on making that happen,” said Levy.

Comment from Thoma Bravo

“Kris has been an outstanding leader for Sophos. Under his leadership, the company has delivered strong growth in revenue and profitability, strengthened the company’s next-generation product portfolio, and entered high-growth strategic new markets and channels. The board appreciates Kris’ contributions to the success of the company, and we wish him well for the road ahead.

“We’re pleased to appoint Joe as the President and acting CEO of Sophos. Joe’s hands-on career as a cybersecurity practitioner, innovator and successful business leader moves Sophos into a whole new level of competitiveness. With his industry pedigree and accomplishments, Joe is well-positioned to lead Sophos in the direction the market is demanding,” said Chip Virnig, a partner at Thoma Bravo and a Sophos board member.

About Sophos

Sophos is a worldwide leader and innovator of advanced cybersecurity solutions, including Managed Detection and Response (MDR) and incident response services and a broad portfolio of endpoint, network, email, and cloud security technologies that help organizations defeat cyberattacks. As one of the largest pure-play cybersecurity providers, Sophos defends more than 500,000 organizations and more than 100 million users globally from active adversaries, ransomware, phishing, malware, and more. Sophos’ services and products connect through its cloud-based Sophos Central management console and are powered by Sophos X-Ops, the company’s cross-domain threat intelligence unit. Sophos X-Ops intelligence optimizes the entire Sophos Adaptive Cybersecurity Ecosystem, which includes a centralized data lake that leverages a rich set of open APIs available to customers, partners, developers, and other cybersecurity and information technology vendors. Sophos provides cybersecurity-as-a-service to organizations needing fully-managed, turnkey security solutions. Customers can also manage their cybersecurity directly with Sophos’ security operations platform or use a hybrid approach by supplementing their in-house teams with Sophos’ services, including threat hunting and remediation. Sophos sells through reseller partners and managed service providers (MSPs) worldwide. Sophos is headquartered in Oxford, U.K. More information is available at www.sophos.com.


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