Sophos, one of the global leaders in network security, announced the appointment of Clarissa A. Peterson as the company’s newest senior vice president and chief human resources officer.
Peterson has a great deal of experience in the field, with previous employment at Abt Associates, a “global research and program implementation organization with projects in more than 50 countries.” As the human resources chief at Abt Associates, Peterson was effective in obtaining global talent, developing staff, and working towards improving diversity and inclusion programs.
Peterson was quick to comment on her new position with positive remarks about Sophos and its future success:
“I am thrilled to join the global team at Sophos. The senior management team shares my vision that HR should be a strategic lever that enables a company to build a great work environment and achieve its business objectives. Culture is the cornerstone of success for any company, and high-performing teams excel in environments that empower and support them to be the best that they can be. I am proud to become part of the talented team at Sophos and help support the company’s continued growth and success.”
CEO of Sophos, Kris Hagerman, had nothing but kind words for Peterson in the company’s official hiring statement:
“I am delighted to welcome Clarissa to our senior management team. Clarissa brings to Sophos extensive experience and a passion for building and supporting successful global organizations at scale. As Sophos drives to achieve $1 billion in billings by the end of FY2020, Clarissa’s focus on employee engagement will be critical in helping us maintain and enhance our winning culture and further develop our world-class talent.”
Peterson will work at Sophos’ office in Burlington, Massachusetts alongside CEO Kris Hagerman. The two will work closely with one another towards maintaining a happy workplace. Peterson will strive to become a memorable senior VP and chief human resources officer at Sophos, with a mutual feeling of optimism between both parties.