Former Verizon executive to lead UK Sales

Posted On 19 Jan 2014
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Alert Logic, a US-headquartered provider of security-as-a-service solutions for the cloud, has appointed David Howorth as Vice President of Sales in the UK. In this new position, David will oversee building the UK sales team as Alert Logic begins its expansion into Europe. Howorth joins Alert Logic from Verizon Enterprise Solutions’ Global Strategic Services, where he most recently served as Area Vice President, Verizon Enterprise Solutions Global Strategic Services. During his tenure at Verizon, Howorth held numerous leadership positions, including Regional Vice President EMEA of both the Security Solutions and the Cloud & IT business units. In these positions, Howorth played a key role in the successful launch adoption of cloud and security services in EMEA as well as developing numerous strategic partnerships in support of outcome-based cloud solutions. Gray Hall, CEO at Alert Logic said:” David’s expertise in the areas of cloud and security, coupled with his leadership experience in establishing and maintaining global teams for a major solution provider makes him an ideal fit to lead our expansion into the UK.”

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