WhiteHat Security has announced the appointment of Derek James as Regional Director for UK & Ireland. With more than 30 years of experience in senior leadership, sales and business development roles, he will be responsible for WhiteHat’s business development strategy in the two territories.
Prior to joining WhiteHat Security, James held the role of Commercial Director at established cybersecurity consultancy, PTP Consulting. He has a proven track record in driving growth and significantly improving overall business performance, whilst working with customers and partners in both enterprise and SME markets.
“Derek brings to WhiteHat a deep understanding of security trends and technologies, extensive experience in IT sales, and a first-hand understanding of the nuances and needs of the UK and Ireland markets and customers,” said Richard Dobber, EMEA Vice President Sales, WhiteHat Security. “Derek will be working closely with both customers and our partners to further expand business across two of our key EMEA territories.”
“The UK and Ireland represent a huge market opportunity for application security. WhiteHat’s ability to secure applications throughout the entire software development lifecycle with solutions for dynamic, static, and mobile application security – backed by the largest team of application security experts in the world – makes it an extremely compelling choice for partners and customers alike,” added James. “I am looking forward to forging even stronger relationships with our existing customer and partner ecosystem, and to bringing our market-leading web application security solution to new customers in the region.”