Sophos announced Wednesday (5 September) that Kris Hagerman will become the company's new chief executive officer effective immediately, and will join the company's board.
Hagerman is taking over the position from Steve Munford, who will become non-executive chairman of the board, said the security services provider in a statement. Munford has been CEO of Sophos since 2006.
Hagerman spent seven years in senior management positions at Symantec and Veritas before becoming CEO of Corel Corporation in 2008.
Peter Gyenes, the current chairman, will continue as a member of the Sophos board as its lead independent director, the company added.
"I am proud of our team's accomplishments over the last seven years as we have transformed Sophos from an anti-virus vendor to a strategic provider of complete security," said Munford. "I am excited to welcome Kris as our new CEO to lead Sophos into the future. I look forward to working closely with Kris and the board as we continue to build on Sophos' global success."
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