OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Oct 17, 2016) - Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security today announced the appointment of Eleanor Lacey as senior vice president and general counsel. Lacey brings almost 20 years of experience as a vice president and general counsel for a variety of leading private and public software companies. Lacey will be based in the Sophos office in Santa Clara, California and will report directly to chief executive officer, Kris Hagerman.
Lacey will join Sophos from SurveyMonkey where she is senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. Prior to joining SurveyMonkey in 2012, Lacey was general counsel and vice president of business development at Corel Corporation. Before Corel Corporation, Lacey held the position of vice president of corporate and business development at SupportSoft and prior to that was vice president and general counsel at Niku which was acquired by Computer Associates in 2005. Lacey began her career as a litigation associate at two leading law firms in San Francisco.
"I am delighted to welcome Eleanor to the senior management team at Sophos," commented Kris Hagerman, chief executive officer at Sophos. "Having worked closely with Eleanor at Corel, I know she combines an in-depth knowledge of corporate law with an entrepreneurial spirit that is critical to driving growth in this highly competitive and dynamic market. Sophos has continued to grow faster than the market in both endpoint and network security, and we continue to innovate and deliver next-generation protection to customers worldwide. Eleanor is a great addition to our team."
"I am excited to join the management team at Sophos," commented Lacey. "Sophos is a success story with real momentum and is addressing a massive market opportunity. I am very pleased to have the opportunity work with Kris and the entire Sophos team. Security, privacy and data protection are among the biggest challenges facing businesses and individuals. As we depend on the internet and mobile devices for 24x7 information sharing and communication, and we store our most valuable commercial and private information online it has become a top priority. I look forward to joining the team at Sophos, as we look to address these key challenges for our customers and partners worldwide."
Lacey holds a BA in English and History from the University of Massachusetts, at Amherst and received her J.D. from Yale Law School.
Lacey joins Sophos on November 21, 2016.
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