Thorsten Freitag will lead the company’s sales operations in more than 50 countries
Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), a leading provider of cyber security solutions globally, announced today the appointment of Thorsten Freitag as its new Vice President (VP) of Sales in EMEA, to lead the growth of its operations in the continent. Freitag joined Check Point in 2020 as its VP Sales for Europe.
Freitag has more than 30 years of experience in leading tech companies, during which time he has held senior executive positions in the areas of product, operations and sales. In his previous positions, Freitag served as a Senior Vice President at F5 Networks, Executive Vice President at Infoblox and prior to that he was Chief Risk Officer (CRO) at Druva and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Claroty. Thorsten has lived and worked in four continents. In his new role as VP EMEA, Freitag will report to Dan Yerushalmi, Chief Customer Officer (COO) at Check Point Software. He will replace, Bruno Darmon, who after 15 years as the EMEA sales VP will be moving to a new strategic position within the company’s global sales organization.
Check Point Software is active in more than 50 countries in EMEA and works closely with thousands of partners and customers. The company employs over 750 employees in the region.
“I am extremely excited to join Check Point and take a leading role in its important efforts to better secure the world,” said Thorsten Freitag, VP Sales EMEA at Check Point Software. “Like never before, digital transformation presents enterprises with new and exciting opportunities that need to be secured. I am proud to have joined a global company, which provides the most comprehensive and advanced cyber security solutions.”
The cyber threat landscape is reaching new levels of risk and requires a holistic security architecture to prevent the next cyber pandemic. Check Point Infinity architecture uniquely addresses these needs and consolidates security for the user, the network and the cloud to prevent 5th generation level (Gen V) of cyberattacks.
“We warmly welcome Thorsten to Check Point’s global sales management,” said Dan Yerushalmi, COO at Check Point Software. “Organizations all over EMEA are going through a rapid digital transformation, which requires the level of security provided by the Check Point Security Infinity architectureand our leading solutions. I am confident that Freitag’s experience will catapult one of Check Point’s most important and growing markets.”