Brennan joins McAfee from Adobe, where he held the post of General Manager and Director, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
With a proven track record of sales leadership across diverse territories, Brennan brings a great deal of expertise to McAfee’s EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) management team, and as part of this will report to David Quantrell, President, EMEA.
Prior to joining Adobe in 2006, Brennan was GM, Eastern Europe at Microsoft and he has held a number of senior commercial positions with companies such as IBM and BP Oil Europe. With significant experience of working across emerging markets, he has demonstrated an ability to build and strengthen teams across a diverse range of business environments and to drive business within multinational organisations. Brennan replaces Jan van Vliet, who has taken on the role of Vice President, Nordics and Benelux.
Commenting on his appointment, Brennan said: “McAfee has incredible opportunities for its business across the emerging markets in EMEA, with a unique offering that enables businesses to implement better security at a lower cost.”
“This proposition is compelling for the broad range of organisations that operate across this very diverse territory, where trying to do more less is one of only a few common themes. Furthermore, with security as an area that truly has the potential to facilitate business, rather than to stifle it, McAfee’s role as a security advisor to businesses of all sizes, as well as to individuals, in one that I’m excited to be taking on.”
Quantrell added: “I’m delighted that Christopher is joining my EMEA management team, taking the reins of our Emerging Markets organisation. With considerable experience of managing emerging territories and in delivering revenue and profitability in these environments, he is the right person to be driving our business forwards across this area of McAfee’s operations in EMEA.”
McAfee has appointed Christopher Brennan as VP of Emerging Markets, with responsibility for commercial activity across Russia, the Middle East, Africa, Greece and Turkey.