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Saviynt strengthens EMEA leadership team with a fistful of new strategic hires

Saviynt, a leading provider of intelligent identity governance solutions, today announced three new strategic appointments to capitalise on the growing demand for converged identity solutions across the EMEA region. Brooks Wallace takes the role of Senior Vice President of Sales, EMEA, leading Saviynt’s expanding sales and partner operations in EMEA. He is joined by Fredrik Hörnell and Henri Mannelin, both Regional Sales Directors, who will spearhead operations in the Nordics.

Under this new regional leadership, Saviynt will accelerate its expansion in EMEA; a market where it has already doubled its workforce in the past year. This growth is fueled by strong demand from enterprises requiring a cloud-based approach to Identity Governance, enabling them to implement Zero Trust strategies even in the most complex, multi-cloud environments. The leaders will focus on strengthening Saviynt’s EMEA partner ecosystem in order to support enterprises as they seek more simple approaches to cyber security and compliance.

Wallace is a proven sales leader with more than 20 years of experience in technology and joins Saviynt following a six-year tenure at Trusted Knight. He has a successful track record for leading the sales operations at early-stage, high growth SaaS businesses across Europe including at Trustwave, where he was the company’s first European hire, establishing a 200-strong team before the company was acquired by Singtel.

“As organisations continue to transfer their operations to the cloud – and are managing an expanding number of applications, dispersed workforces and complex supply chains – there is an increasing urgency for centralised approaches to identity governance,” said Wallace. “Saviynt leads the market in this field, so I’m eager to help the company – and its strategic EMEA partners – seize on this exciting opportunity.”

Both Hörnell and Mannelin have extensive experience in the cyber security industry. Hörnell joins from Semperis where he was Northern European Sales Director and has performed strategic roles at NetIQ, Verisign, Fortinet and NTT. Mannelin brings a wealth of experience from his time at service providers and integrators of identity solutions such as Nixu Cybersecurity and Checkpoint Software Technologies.

“I am delighted to welcome Brooks, Fredrik and Henri to the EMEA team and excited to see their contributions to our highly-successful, fast-growing operations in the market,” said Amit Saha, CEO, Saviynt. “They will play a pivotal role in safeguarding enterprises; helping them to unlock the benefits of our intelligent, cloud-first identity governance and access management solutions.”