SecureWorks Hires Former Oracle Executive Eddie Chance to Drive ChannelGrowth in EMEA
Appointment highlights security service providers further commitment to the EMEA market
London, UK December 1, 2010 SecureWorks Inc., a leading global provider of information security services protecting 2,900 clients worldwide, announces the appointment of former Oracle executive Eddie Chance as Director, Partner and Sales Operations based in the UK. Chance will be instrumental in driving further channel growth and developing SecureWorks engagement with strategic partners across the public and private sectors in EMEA.
Organizations worldwide are facing a growing, persistent set of security threats while struggling to keep up with the legislative burden placed upon them. By expanding our partner network within EMEA, SecureWorks can help more businesses protect against the rapidly evolving threat landscape, while meeting their regulatory requirements.
Chance has 25 years of experience in sales and business management within the IT industry. He joins SecureWorks from Chance Associates, where he served as founder and director of the management consulting business, which specialized in effective sales-team development. Previously, he held a range of sales, technical and executive roles within Oracle, where he was most recently Area Vice President and Country Manager of Oracle Scotland.
During Eddies term as Area Vice President at Oracle Corporation, he developed partnerships with global businesses that contributed to significant revenues for the company. While CEO of Adventi, Eddie developed partnerships with Apple, Cisco, Microsoft and HP,said Richard Lewis, Vice President, EMEA at SecureWorks. Eddies successful track record as a sales and management executive and his experience in the EMEA region make him the perfect choice to spearhead our channel strategy throughout the EMEA market, continued Lewis.
Chance said, I am pleased to have the opportunity to accelerate growth through the channel for an organisation with such a successful track record. I expect to work closely with current and future partners to create more opportunity for organisations to increase security while reducing operational costs.
SecureWorks is one of the top information security service providers protecting over 2,900 clients worldwide, spanning North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. Organizations of all sizes, including 85 of the Fortune 500, rely on SecureWorks to protect their assets, improve compliance and reduce costs. The combination of award-winning security technology, strong client service, and experienced security professionals makes SecureWorks the premier provider of information security services for any organization. SecureWorks was one of only two "leaders" cited in The Forrester Wave: Managed Security Services, Q3 2010 report (August 2010) and is positioned in the Leader's Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for MSSPs. SecureWorks has also won SC Magazines Best Managed Security Service award for 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 and has been named to the Inc. 500, Inc. 5000 and the Deloitte lists of fastest-growing companies. www.secureworks.com