McAfee appoints new VP for UK and Ireland

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McAfee has appointed Nick Viney as regional vice president for the UK, Ireland and South Africa, with his primary duty to drive business growth across the region.

He will do this by building better relationships with partners in the region and working closely with end users to bring them the tools they need to better manage their security.

He explained the increasing threat landscape and incoming GDPR regulations will have a big impact on businesses and he's excited to offer enterprises and channel serving them the tools and advice to ensure they're compliant and networks are secured.

Before being promoted to regional VP, Viney was VP EMEA of the company's consumer sales division and has been a vital part of growing the company's market share in the consumer space.

“Now more than ever, the line between consumer and corporate devices is blurring,” McAfee's EMEA boss Adam Philpott said.

“Nick’s understanding of the threat intel we yield from our consumer customers, combined with his experience of the corporate threat landscape means he is best placed to understand our customers and their employees as individuals. I look forward to him taking this passion and knowledge, and injecting it into his new role.”

Before joining McAfee, Viney held various roles in the tech sector, including enterprise and partner sales management at Microsoft in both it's UK and EMEA divisions. He also worked at Google as head of consumer and SMB sales in the company's DACH region.

“With increasing convergence between consumer and corporate product portfolios, I am looking forward to using my prior experience at McAfee in this new role – working to develop deeper relationships with both enterprise customers and channel partners in these three key markets,” Viney commented.

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