Bitdefender appoints Roman VP of EMEA

Insecurity outfit Bitdefender, has named Emilio Roman as Vice President of EMEA sales, to drive the company’s growth objectives.

Roman will be responsible for Bitdefender’s sales strategy and go-to-market execution in EMEA.

A successful executive with more than 20 years of experience leading high-performance global teams, Emilio Roman has broad cybersecurity and cloud industry experience and has successfully led multidisciplinary teams, in the execution of fast scaling business strategies.

His appointment, the company said,  supports the company’s growth across the EMEA region and builds on Bitdefender’s commitment to channel development and rapid expansion in the business-to-business market. Emilio will be leveraging the increased need for cybersecurity, generated by significant shifts in how companies are operating, and the opportunities generated by the market consolidation, in recent years.

Joe Sykora, VP of Global Sales and Channels said that Roman was an accomplished sales and business leader with a proven record in leading successful teams and delivering high growth to companies in EMEA and APAC.

’’Emilio brings a wealth of experience, regional market expertise and deep security industry knowledge. His experience and expertise, combined with the world-renowned performance of the Bitdefender technologies, will play a key role in consolidating our efforts in EMEA.’’

Roman said the role at Bitdefender was an exciting opportunity to work with one of the most innovative players in the cybersecurity market, with rapid global expansion and widening product portfolio’.

“I look forward to leading the EMEA team’s efforts – growing the company’s footprint and expanding its relationships with partners’’.

Bitdefender has enjoyed high growth for the past five  years, based on the B2B market. In the past year, the company redesigned its channel offering, adding two new business lines in response to growing demand from customers requiring Network Security Analytics and Managed Detection and Response solutions.