Forcepoint appoints John Sorensen to lead global sales strategy

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Global cyber security specialist Forcepoint has announced the appointment of John Sorensen as its new vice president of global sales strategy and execution.

Reporting to chief revenue officer Kevin Isaac, Sorensen will lead the acceleration of the firm’s global growth strategy as it looks to cement its place as the cybersecurity partner of choice for enterprises.

Drawing on 35 years’ industry experience, the seasoned cybersecurity veteran will head up a new department to help scale and achieve new growth targets through an enterprise-class customer experience, Forcepoint said.

Sorensen will also join the team taking the firm’s Converged Security Platform to CISOs and security professionals requiring consolidated, cloud-based security in a deployment-agnostic delivery model.

“John represents a unique and crucial add-on to the global sales team, and with his sales leadership and deep understanding of the channel ecosystem including system integrators, I look forward to Forcepoint’s continued growth and category-disruptive brand position in the cybersecurity market,” commented Kevin Isaac, CRO at Forcepoint.

The appointment follows the launch of Forcepoint’s redesigned partner ecosystem back in April, which included investments across channel, global systems integrators (GSIs) and technology alliances.

The cyber security firm has also revealed it is investing in the creation of a human-centric partner ecosystem, designed to help customers better achieve their digital transformation outcomes. Spanning a wide range of areas and mission-critical business applications, inaugural technology alliances include AWS, IBM Security, Microsoft, Citrix, Boldon James, Ping Identity and Seclore.

“Forcepoint’s philosophy of putting users and data at the centre of security architectures is very different to legacy cybersecurity firms, and offers huge potential to organisations looking to unlock value from today’s complex IT environments,” Sorensen said.

“My new team will explore multiple strategies to help deliver business success for our customers, whether that is assisting in the evolution of our frictionless channel partner program, building on the recent investments in the technology partner ecosystem, or better enabling our sales teams to deliver our converged capabilities.”

Daniel Todd

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