Bitdefender appoints Christian Stanford to lead EMEA Channel

Christian Stanford has joined Bitdefender at a time of significant growth. In the past five years, Bitdefender has tripled its workforce to more than 1,600 employees worldwide and revenues have increased three-fold.

Bitdefender protects over 500 million users across 150 countries with cybersecurity solutions.

Stanford brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his new role overseeing consolidation of the company’s channel efforts and optimising its channel programmes throughout the EMEA region. He will report to Joe Sykora, VP of Global Sales and Channels.

“Bitdefender is committed to investing and serving channel partners worldwide and we are delighted that Christian, a true channel and industry veteran, has joined the Bitdefender team,” says Joe Sykora, Bitdefender’s VP of Global Sales and Channels.

“With his rich expertise and network, we can further deepen the already successful commitment to our partner programme throughout EMEA.”

“I look forward to expanding our channel offering in each region and developing strategies to support our partners in their continued growth,” said Stanford. “Bitdefender offers groundbreaking security solutions and a comprehensive portfolio of award-winning technologies for business customers. I see great opportunities here, especially as Bitdefender now adds a network security analytics solution, offering businesses a mature security lifecycle.”

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David Dungay

Editor - Comms Business Magazine