McAfee picks ex-Adobe head to run Middle East affairs

Christopher Brennan tasked with driving software licence sales in emerging markets

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McAfee picks ex-Adobe head to run Middle East affairs Christopher Brennan will be responsible for McAfee sales in the Middle East and a number of emerging European markets.
By  Andrew Seymour Published  June 7, 2010

Security software vendor McAfee has selected Christopher Brennan as the man to run its business in the Middle East and a number of emerging markets in the EMEA region.

The former Adobe executive will take on the role of VP emerging markets at McAfee, with responsibility for commercial activity across Russia, the Middle East, Africa, Greece and Turkey. 

Brennan is well-versed in the challenges of driving software sales in developing markets from his time as general manager for Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa at Adobe.

At McAfee he will be based at the company's Munich office, reporting directly to EMEA president David Quantrell.

Brennan insists he is joining the company at a time when customers require a compelling but affordable security proposition.

"McAfee has incredible opportunities for its business across the emerging markets in EMEA, with a unique offering that enables businesses to implement better security at a lower cost, thanks to McAfee's optimised security model that makes the most of security strategy and processes, minimises risk and reduces total cost of ownership," he stated.

Prior to his time at Adobe, which he joined in 2006, Brennan served as general manager for Eastern Europe at Microsoft, and also held a number of senior commercial positions with IBM.

His predecessor at McAfee, Jan van Vliet, is now VP for Nordics and Benelux.

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