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Fortinet Appoints New UK Sales Director

Friday 4 April 2014

Fortinet a global leader in high-performance network security – today announced the appointment of Rupert Clayson to the position of regional sales director for the UK and Ireland. An experienced sales director with a proven track record in sales management and business development, Clayson’s role will be to sustain and extend Fortinet’s penetration into local markets and take advantage of Fortinet’s technology superiority and growing, committed partner base. Coinciding with Clayson’s appointment, David Park has been announced as Fortinet’s new director of channel & commercial sales in the UK.

“Rupert and David are very important additions to the UK team, and their expertise is needed because we’ve got such great opportunities to convert,” said Andy Travers, vice president of EMEA (North, West, Central) for Fortinet. “Fortinet is a well recognised global network security provider, with strong growth continuing not only in the UK, but across Europe. With their combined knowledge and experience of the industry, I’m confident that our new colleagues will help us achieve the targets we have set ourselves for 2014 as a part of the wider global targets.”

Commenting on his appointment Clayson explained, “I am thrilled to be joining Fortinet, which I consider to be one of the most innovative security vendors in the world. This is an opportunity for us to fully realise the potential of Fortinet within the UK market, continuing to create and build on existing channel relationships - and our reputation in the enterprise market - to achieve our goals.”

Rupert Clayson joins Fortinet having been sales director at F5 Networks for the last three years and, prior to that, holding various senior sales positions at Dimension Data. David Park also joins from F5, having accumulated more than a decade of channel management experience in distribution (Avnet, Horizon Equip) and at resellers including Teksys.

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