Cybersecurity leader appoints Christophe Laakmann as Area Vice President of Channels and Alliances, EMEA and promotes Baptiste Rech to Area Vice President, Southern Europe
Semperis, a pioneer in identity-driven cyber resilience, is experiencing powerful growth in adoption of its hybrid identity protection solutions within enterprises in Europe. To support and accelerate this expansion, Semperis has appointed Christophe Laakmann as Area Vice President (AVP) Channel & Alliances, EMEA and Baptiste Rech as AVP, Southern Europe.
Following Semperis’ $200+ million Series C round led by KKR—one of the largest cybersecurity fundraisings in 2022—the company’s rapid expansion in Europe increases the availability of its award-winning Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR) and cyber-recovery solutions at a time when identity-related cyber threats are steadily increasing. Recognised by the Financial Times and Deloitte Fast 500 as one of the fastest growing cybersecurity companies in America, Semperis plans to double its headcount over the next year to meet market demands and customer needs.
To support this effort, Christophe Laakmann is responsible for establishing the 100% Channel roadmap in EMEA, building the team and supporting Semperis’ growth strategy with the partner ecosystem. He will leverage his expertise in European distribution channels, gained during a career at major technology companies including Splunk, CA Technologies, VMware and Symantec.
“There is no better time to join Semperis, the pioneer of identity-driven cyber resilience for cross-cloud and hybrid environments,” Laakmann notes. “Semperis meets the needs of the majority of enterprises looking for an effective solution to ensure their cybersecurity.”
As Area Vice President, Southern Europe, Baptiste Rech brings security expertise and market knowledge gained at Splunk, Checkmarx, IBM and Lexsi, to his focus on consolidating and increasing Semperis’ growth in the region.
“With 12 years in the security market, Baptiste has a large network that demonstrates his ability to build and maintain trust and good long-term relationships with partners and customers,” said David Lieberman, VP EMEA Sales at Semperis.
Recognised by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, in its 2022 Partner Program Guide, Semperis’ channel programme is based on a strategic commitment to a 100% channel-centric global sales model, provision of qualified leads and joint sales support, and comprehensive partner training. Laakmann’s appointment is a key part of Semperis’ strategy to strengthen this sales model. Semperis’ expertise in the field of Active Directory security and ITDR has enabled the company to initiate strategic alliances.
For security teams charged with defending hybrid and multi-cloud environments, Semperis ensures integrity and availability of critical enterprise directory services at every step in the cyber kill chain and cuts recovery time by 90%. Purpose-built for securing hybrid Active Directory environments, Semperis’ patented technology protects over 50 million identities from cyberattacks, data breaches, and operational errors. The world’s leading organisations trust Semperis to spot directory vulnerabilities, intercept cyberattacks in progress and quickly recover from ransomware and other data integrity emergencies. Semperis is headquartered in New Jersey and operates internationally, with its research and development team distributed between San Francisco and Tel Aviv.
Semperis hosts the award-winning Hybrid Identity Protection conference (www.hipconf.com). The company has received the highest level of industry accolades, most recently ranking as the third fastest-growing cybersecurity company on the Inc. 5000 list. Semperis is accredited by Microsoft and recognised by Gartner.