SOURCE: Sophos


April 25, 2016 09:00 ET

Sophos Appoints Jonathan Schoonmaker as Senior Vice President, Human Resources

OXFORD, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Apr 25, 2016) - Sophos (LSE: SOPH), a global leader in network and endpoint security, today announced the appointment of Jonathan Schoonmaker as senior vice president, human resources. Schoonmaker brings more than three decades of experience in developing HR organizations to support global technology companies through periods of high growth and high performance.

Schoonmaker joins Sophos from Hewlett Packard, where he served as senior vice president of human resources for the Enterprise group and Imaging Print and Solutions group, supporting more than 60,000 employees worldwide. Prior to joining Hewlett Packard in 2014, Schoonmaker was vice president for human resources at VMware where he established a high performance talent management program that helped support the company's rapid growth, and led several acquisition integration projects. Before VMware, Schoonmaker held executive HR leadership positions at Borland, Business Objects, and Cadence Design Systems.

"I am very pleased to welcome Jonathan to our senior management team," commented Kris Hagerman, chief executive officer at Sophos. These are exciting times at Sophos. We continue to grow well above the market and we are actively fulfilling our mission to deliver complete IT security, synchronizing across network and endpoint. Nothing is more important to our continued success than investing in our team. Jonathan's experience in leading world-class HR that supports high performing and high growth organizations is a great fit for Sophos -- both where we are today, and where we're headed."

Schoonmaker will be based in the Sophos office in Santa Clara, California and will report directly to chief executive officer, Kris Hagerman.

"I am excited to join the management team at Sophos," commented Schoonmaker. "The company has built a solid foundation based on great technology, strong values and a focus on innovation. The senior management team demonstrates great commitment to its employees and has a vision to support its 21st century workforce with leading-edge HR initiatives. Best practice talent management in fast-moving sectors such as IT security is constantly changing, and I look forward to bringing my experience to the company to support its next stages of growth and development."

Schoonmaker holds a BS in Communications from Ohio University.

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