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Illumio to expand partner ecosystem around zero trust with new channel chief

Illumio to expand partner ecosystem around zero trust with new channel chief

Illumio, a zero trust segmentation company, has appointed Pete Wilson as director of channel sales for EMEA.

Based in the UK, Wilson will lead and scale Illumio’s channel and alliance operations in EMEA, as it seeks to capitalise on growing demand for zero trust security with network micro-segmentation, to protect end users and organisations.

He brings over 20 years’ experience in networking and security, gained at top technology companies including RSA and SailPoint. Before joining Illumio, he was director of EMEA partnerships at identity security vendor Okta, where he led the growth of the global systems integrators (GSI) community in Europe, doubling revenue year-over-year.

Prior to Okta he worked at Auth0, where he built the EMEA partner channel from the ground up, significantly increasing revenue from hyperscalers alone in just two years.

He will report to Todd Palmer, senior vice president of global partner sales and alliances at Illumio.

Palmer said: “The channel is instrumental to everything that we do at Illumio and EMEA is one of our most important markets. Pete’s experience, vision, and tenacity make him the ideal leader to steer us through our next phase of growth, as we seek to strengthen and refine our partner ecosystem across EMEA.”

“The Micro-segmentation market is poised to explode, and Illumio is a leader in the field,” said Wilson. “The ransomware problem is not going away, and together with our partners, we have a huge opportunity to help organisations reduce risk and build resilience through zero trust segmentation.”

Sunnyvale, California-headquartered Illumio says it is hiring globally across all departments.