Sophos announces new additions to management team

Cyber security company announces new senior VP of human resources and VP of engineering

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Sophos announces new additions to management team Hagerman: "I believe Edie and Wolfgang will be key contributors in driving our company mission to be the best in the world at delivering complete IT security to small and midmarket enterprises and the channel that serves them."
By  Helen Gaskell Published  October 8, 2014

Cyber security firm Sophos has today announced two new appointments to its senior management team.

Edie Givens will take the role of senior vice president of human resources and Wolfgang Hilpert as vice president of engineering of the Sophos Network Security Group (NSG).

"It's gratifying to have such talented and experienced professionals join our company," said Kris Hagerman, CEO, Sophos. "These are exciting times at Sophos, as we are outgrowing the market, we are attracting extraordinary talent, and we are continuing to build momentum.  I believe Edie and Wolfgang will be key contributors in driving our company mission to be the best in the world at delivering complete IT security to small and midmarket enterprises and the channel that serves them."

Edie Givens was previously vice president of human resources for a number of groups within Yahoo, she also led human resources for Adobe's business units, core technologies and emerging markets.

"I'm thrilled to be part of the high-velocity team at Sophos. I've always been drawn to up-and-coming technology companies, and Sophos is at an exciting point in its nearly 30-year history," said Givens.  "Sophos has all the ingredients and talent to become a disruptive leader, and I'm excited to see what the future holds."

Wolfgang Hilpert joins Sophos after holding senior engineering leadership positions at SAP, Microsoft, Nemetschek AG and IBM.

"Sophos has a well-deserved reputation for strong products and high caliber global engineering teams. I look forward to leveraging my passion for lean and agile software methodologies to continue our team's impressive track record in delivering simple, effective, and innovative security solutions for Sophos customers," said Hilpert. 

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