The new channel leader will accelerate growth of Sophos' MDR and incident response services.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

May 5, 2023

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Sophos channel partners have a new Americas sales leader. FireEye/Trellix vet Pat Sheridan has joined the vendor as its senior vice president of Americas sales.


Sophos’ Pat Sheridan

Prior to Sophos, Sheridan was senior vice president of Americas sales at Trellix. He also held several leadership positions at FireEye. In early 2022, McAfee Enterprise and FireEye emerged as a new company under the name Trellix.

At FireEye, he played a key role in the 2021 acquisition of its product business, including senior vice president of worldwide sales, Americas sales and U.S. public sector sales.

Sheridan also held leadership roles at Commvault, Data Domain, BladeLogic and Brocade.

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What’s in Store for Sophos Channel Partners

Bill Robbins, Sophos’ president of worldwide field operations, said Sheridan will be instrumental in accelerating growth of Sophos’ managed detection and response (MDR), and incident response services. He’ll also accelerate its more than $1 billion endpoint, network, email and cloud security product portfolio in the Americas.

“Pat is an accomplished sales leader with deep cybersecurity expertise and nearly three decades of experience delivering high-performing sales operations and strategy,” he said. “He’ll be a tremendous asset to Sophos and our frontline channel partners, and collective customers.”

“The threat landscape is growing more complex, and ransomware remains one of the most pervasive threats, as evidenced in the Active Adversary Report for Business Leaders,” Sheridan said. “Adversaries are also executing attacks faster than ever before, and the need for industry-best, always-on defenses are imperative. Widely recognized as the gold standard in cybersecurity, Sophos has long led the midmarket segment.”

There’s “extraordinary” opportunity to optimize Sophos’ strengths, build on its successes and amplify growth within the midmarket and across larger organizations, he said.

“And I look forward to applying my results-driven approach in running enterprise, commercial, channel and public sector sales teams to do exactly that,” Sheridan said.

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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