Appgate appoints Fiona Doak as Director of Channel Sales EMEA
Industry veteran joins ZTNA leader to implement channel-first strategy in EMEA
London, UK – June 3, 2021 – Appgate, the secure access company, today announced the appointment of Fiona Doak as Director of Channel Sales EMEA. With more than 25 years’ experience in the cyber security industry, Fiona brings a strong track record of creating and managing successful channel partner programs and will play a pivotal role in the strategic development and execution of Appgate’s channel-first sales business model across EMEA.
Prior to joining Appgate, Fiona was EMEA Partner Director at Duo Security, a position she held for more than three years, where she worked closely with the partner ecosystem to build trusted relationships and develop a forward-thinking channel partner program that put indirect sales at the forefront of the business’ ongoing sales strategy. Fiona has also held senior channel director roles at TrapX Security, WhiteHat Security, InfoBlox, F5 Networks and RSA Security.
In her new role, Fiona will be responsible for building Appgate’s EMEA channel strategy and partner program as the company seeks to expand its foothold across Europe and provide secure access and Zero Trust Network Architecture (ZTNA) solutions to enterprises via strategic value-add partners. Using her wealth of experience and extensive contacts within the industry, Fiona is tasked with the creation, delivery and development of innovative new business strategies and a partner program that will support Appgate’s aggressive growth plans in EMEA and drive customer success.
As a part of the channel-first strategy and building the Appgate partner community, Fiona is actively seeking to engage with innovative partners that have security at the heart of their business.
“The Zero Trust market is one of the hottest out there right now with everyone from mid-market enterprises through to the US President coming to recognise its importance in protecting our networks and critical data. I passionately believe in ZTNA and can see the opportunity of this market on the cusp of greatness, which is what made Appgate stand out for me” comments Fiona Doak.
Fiona continues: “Having a robust and engaged channel partner program will be key to our success and as such, I want to work with the best in the business, those partners that have security running through their core and truly understand the Zero Trust framework and the plethora of elements that make it up. For me, our partners are an extension of the Appgate team and by working together and supporting one another, I am excited to see what we can achieve in the next 12 months.”
Alex Pearson, Senior Vice President of EMEA Sales at Appgate adds: “Fiona’s credentials and experience in this market is unparalleled and she is already positively impacting our European business and putting the channel at the centre of what we do. By harnessing her knowledge and impressive contact book, Fiona is building a world class EMEA Partner Program that will support our regional expansion plans and reinforce the commitment to our partners as we support them in driving sales and market awareness.”
Appgate is the secure access company that provides cybersecurity solutions for people, devices, and systems based on the principles of Zero Trust security. Appgate updates IT systems to combat the cyber threats of today and tomorrow. Through a set of differentiated cloud and hybrid security products, Appgate enables enterprises to easily and effectively shield against cyber threats. Appgate protects more than 650 organizations across government and business. Learn more at appgate.com.
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