Kaspersky has moved Chris Connell to the dual role of Deputy Vice President of Global Sales and Director of European Operations. He has been UK and Ireland General Manager since March 2019 after moving from Ingram Micro, with his role also expanded to cover the Nordic and Benelux regions. A new General Manager for the UK and Ireland will be announced in the coming months.
In his new position, Connell will be responsible for the control of the company’s corporate and sales strategy execution, including sales framework development and implementation, sales pipeline planning and performance. A key component of the new role will be to ensure that all segments of Kaspersky’s businesses – SMB, Enterprise and Tangible – align with the business’ global sales strategy.
Connell has over 20 years of experience within the industry, with stints at VIP Computers and Azlan, delivering consistent revenue and profit growth. Connell’s broad sector experience has also seen him work with several blue-chip tech firms, including IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Apple. Prior to joining Kaspersky, Connell spent 15 years at Ingram Micro where he was Vendor Director across several categories within both the B2B and B2C sectors.
Chris Connell: “The cornerstone of our business strategy is to transform our leading security intelligence into real protection for our clients, to enable them to use technologies in their lives and businesses safely and trust them. Our goal is to bring on the future for our customers”.
“This year has already brought some new and exciting opportunities forward for our company, and Chris’ role in particular, will bring the final pieces of the puzzle together. 2020 promises to be a productive and rewarding year for all of us at Kaspersky as we realise our vision for the future.” said Evgeniya Naumova, Vice President of the Global Sales Network.