Sophos appoints Kris Hagerman as new CEO

4 Sep 2012

Kris Hagerman begins a new role today, as chief executive officer of security firm Sophos. He also joins the company’s board.

Hagerman succeeds Steve Munford, who becomes non-executive chairman of the board. Current chairman Peter Gyenes continues as lead independent director of Sophos’ board.

Hagerman spent seven years in senior management positions at Symantec and Veritas before being appointed CEO of Corel Corporation in 2008.

“Kris brings strong execution and strategy skills, a proven ability to lead top-performing teams, and a successful track record of scaling billion-dollar software organisations,” said Gyenes.

“We enthusiastically look forward to working with Kris and to his leadership for the company’s continued growth.”

Hagerman said he is thrilled to be joining the company.

“Sophos has a winning strategy, a highly talented team, and world-class products that provide an exciting opportunity to expand our share of the growing IT security industry. I look forward to working with the Sophos team to deliver compelling value to our customers and partners and to continue the company’s momentum and success.”

Munford had been CEO of Sophos since 2006. He will be returning with his family to his native Canada.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic