Internet Security Systems (ISS) (NASDAQ: ISSX), the worldwide leader in pre-emptive, enterprise security, today announced the appointment of Andrew Lawton and Bridget Charles as part its Northern European Management Team.
Andrew Lawton joins ISS as Regional Director for Northern Europe. Here he will be responsible for providing leadership to the Northern European team and together with their support, will build and expand the business throughout the UK, Ireland and the Nordic regions.
Prior to joining ISS, Andrew worked as UK Sales Director for HP’s Business Continuity Business. While at HP, Andrew doubled the performance of the fixed sales team at the same time as integrating two businesses, their people, structures, processes and reporting.
“I am extremely pleased to be joining a company with such a pre-eminent position within its market place and with a history of excellence in its technology and research. In the short time that I have already been with the company I can see that it is a team of good people with the very best intentions for its customers. I am looking forward to building on the company’s successes in Northern Europe,” said Lawton.
Also joining ISS as Marketing Manager for Northern Europe is Bridget Charles. Bridget is responsible for ISS’ marketing activities in the UK, Ireland and Nordic regions. Most recently, Bridget was the Marketing Manager at AXS-One, a content archiving software company which focussed on electronic records compliance management, where she was responsible for setting up the company’s European marketing initiatives.
Bridget has over seven year’s European IT marketing experience gained predominantly from the IT security arena, focussing on e-security solutions, access management solutions, enterprise network security solutions and content archiving solutions.
“The Northern European market is very important to ISS. And having the right people in place to drive its growth is just as important,” said Jaap Smit, Senior Vice President EMEA for Internet Security Systems. “Both Andrew and Bridget bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience and we are happy to have them both as part of our growing team.”