SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skyhigh Security today announced the appointment of Christopher Brennan as Vice President of EMEA Sales, Claire Hatcher as Regional Director of the UK and Thomas Wethmar as Regional Director of Germany, Switzerland and Austria (DACH). With Brennan’s extensive experience in the IT and cybersecurity sectors, he will lead Skyhigh Security’s business across the region, including adding and expanding relationships with local and regional customers and partners.
“Christopher’s deep knowledge of the region and market, combined with his proven track record of launching and expanding the footprint of high-growth IT start-ups, puts him in a strong position to help us drive growth in EMEA,” said Paul Barbosa, Chief Revenue Officer, Skyhigh Security. “He brings a deep blend of strategic development, sales and solution strategies, and leadership, along with a strong ability to transform that knowledge into actionable results. With Christopher’s guidance overseeing local, in-country teams, and Claire and Thomas focused on the DACH and UK markets, we will be uniquely positioned to accompany and advise organizations on their cloud security journey.”
Brennan is based in Munich, Germany, and reports directly to Barbosa. He joins Skyhigh Security most recently from Dragos as Regional Sales Director, where he was responsible for leading a high-performing sales team of cybersecurity professionals across Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Eastern and Central Europe, and Russia. Prior to Dragos, Brennan was Director of Sales at Checkmarx Security and has held several other sales and channel positions at leading cyber security companies in EMEA, along with board positions at Info AG and OSB GmbH. Brennan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University College Cork, an MBA from the ESCP Business School, and a Ph.D. from the Cranfield School of Management.
“Many organizations across EMEA require both an on-premise and cloud-based solution that is cloud-native and built upon Zero Trust principals, which makes our hybrid approach to data security unique in the region,” said Brennan. “In addition, we’re closely aligned with our channel partners, and with much of our technology made in Europe, including research and development centers in Aylesbury, UK and Paderborn, Germany, we can provide closer customer interaction and exchange. This will equip more and more customers across EMEA, along with our partners, with the tools that are critical for today’s remote workforce.”
Hatcher, who also reports to Brennan, is based in London, England. She joins Skyhigh Security from Lookout, where she was the Regional Sales Director for Europe North. Prior to delving into the SSE space at Lookout, she worked at several large cybersecurity companies, including RSA Security and Kaspersky, where she focused mainly on fraud prevention and authentication. Hatcher holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Leeds and an MBA for the University of Birmingham.
Wethmar, who reports to Brennan, is based in Hamburg, Germany. He brings more than 20 years of experience in IT infrastructure and security, joining Skyhigh Security most recently from Netskope where he successfully expanded the company’s DACH channel. Prior to that, he was the Sales Director, Germany, at Exclusive Networks and has also other sales and channel positions in the DACH cybersecurity market.
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Skyhigh Security is focused on helping customers secure the world’s data. It protects organizations with cloud-native security solutions that are both data-aware and simple to use. Its market-leading Security Service Edge (SSE) Portfolio goes beyond data access and focuses on data use, allowing organizations to collaborate from any device and from anywhere without sacrificing security. For more information, visit www.skyhighsecurity.com.