Protegrity Appoints Mike Howse as Director of Sales, EMEA

By | April 25, 2006

Protegrity Corporation, a leading provider of data security management solutions, today announced the appointment of Mike Howse as its Director of Sales for EMEA. Formerly the Vice President of Sales for EMEA at Eracom Technologies AG, he brings 20 years of pan-European sales and marketing experience, specializing in security hardware and software, to Protegrity and will oversee the EMEA sales function as the company continues its geographic expansion drive.

“Mike is a significant, high-level addition to our management team,” said Robert Fitzgerald, Executive Vice President of Sales “He has some of the most impressive sales credentials in the security arena in this region. He will be a key member of our team as we seek to continue Protegrity´s growth.”

Prior to his role at Eracom, Howse was Sales & Marketing Director at UK-based ASPACE Solutions. He has successfully established relationships with a wide variety of systems integrators, partners and OEMs across EMEA, as well as developing major accounts in finance and banking, telco and other large enterprises.

´”Protegrity is at the forefront of development and adoption of encryption technology for data security management. This adoption is being fuelled by the compliance demands of legislation such as the European Union Directive on Data Protection, SOX, Basel II, and PCI,” Mike said. “There is pent-up demand for Protegrity security technology across EMEA; my appointment signifies Protegrity´s continued commitment to the European marketplace.”

Howse previously held senior positions at companies including nCipher, Racal-Airtech and Ungermann-Bass. At nCipher, he was European Sales Manager before becoming Sales Director.

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