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Sophos Expands Focus on Cloud Security with Key Executive Appointment
Bill Lucchini, OnForce and Intuit senior executive, named general manager of new
Sophos Cloud division
May 7, 2013 5:05 by anila
Dubai, UAE – May 7, 2013 –Sophos announced the appointment of Bill Lucchini as general manager of Sophos Cloud, the company’s new Cloud business unit. Lucchini will be based in the Company’s North American headquarters in Boston, and will report to Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman.
Lucchini brings more than twenty years of business strategy, management and operational excellence to Sophos. He will be responsible for driving the company’s cloud strategy, a key strategic priority. Lucchini previously served as chief operating officer of OnForce, Inc., where he was responsible for all day-to-day operations for the company, a leading cloud-based technology talent marketplace for on-site field service providers.
Prior to OnForce, Lucchini spent 17 years at Intuit. He held a variety of leadership roles in several of Intuit’s key SaaS offerings including Intuit QuickBase, an online database used by Fortune 100 companies; the Intuit Partner Platform, Intuit’s platform and app store for delivering small business SaaS applications; and QuickBooks Online, Intuit’s SaaS-enabled small business accounting product. He also led Intuit’s Mid-Market Division where he launched Intuit’s first VAR channel.
“Our customers and partners around the world are keenly interested in how Sophos is leveraging cloud-based technology to deliver complete security without complexity,” said Kris Hagerman, CEO, Sophos. “We’re excited to bring in an accomplished industry veteran like Bill to lead this key business unit. Bill’s leadership and experience in driving cloud-focused product strategies, coupled with his deep background in working with SMBs and the channel, make him an ideal fit for this role.”
“Bringing Sophos’ complete security portfolio to the cloud promises to be a strategic differentiator for the company, and will dramatically simplify the delivery and administration of IT security for time-strapped enterprises and MSPs,” said Lucchini. “I’m thrilled to join Sophos and help the company leverage the power and flexibility of the cloud to fully deliver on its vision to ‘make security simple.’”
More than 100 million users in 150 countries rely on Sophos’ complete security solutions as the best protection against complex threats and data loss. Simple to deploy, manage, and use, Sophos’ award-winning encryption, endpoint security, web, email, mobile and network security solutions are backed by SophosLabs – a global network of threat intelligence centers.
Sophos is headquartered in Boston, US and Oxford, UK. More information is available at www.sophos.com.