Joe Levy Appointed CEO of Sophos, Jim Dildine Named New CFO

Sophos, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, announced today that Joe Levy has been appointed as the company’s chief executive officer (CEO), after serving as acting CEO since February 15. To support his strategic vision for Sophos, Levy has named Jim Dildine as the new chief financial officer (CFO) and a member of the senior management team.

Levy brings nearly 30 years of experience in cybersecurity innovation and leadership. Over his nine-year tenure at Sophos, he has transformed the company from a product-only vendor to a global cybersecurity giant, introducing services like incident response and managed detection and response (MDR) that now protect over 21,000 organizations worldwide. Levy also established SophosAI and Sophos X-Ops, a threat intelligence unit that integrates data across the company’s security solutions, enhancing their effectiveness against persistent cyber threats.

As CEO, Levy aims to expand Sophos’ customer base in the midmarket, which includes nearly 600,000 customers and generates over $1.2 billion in annual revenue. He emphasizes the importance of protecting small- to mid-sized organizations, which are frequent targets of cyberattacks. Levy plans to work closely with managed security providers (MSPs) and channel partners to deliver comprehensive security solutions and managed services.

Levy highlighted the critical role of midmarket organizations in the global economy, stating, “When midmarket organizations are paralyzed due to cyberattacks, supply chains stagnate, slowing down our economy. Our goal is to help more organizations detect and disrupt these inevitable attacks, especially those below the cybersecurity poverty line.”

To drive this mission forward, Levy appointed Jim Dildine as CFO. Dildine brings extensive experience from his previous roles at Imperva, Symantec, and Blue Coat Systems. At Blue Coat Systems, he oversaw significant market value growth and key acquisitions, culminating in a sale to Symantec for $4.6 billion in 2016.

Dildine expressed his excitement about joining Sophos, stating, “Sophos is well on its way to breaking through to the next level. I look forward to helping Joe accelerate growth and further position Sophos as an industry leader.”

Chip Virnig, a partner at Thoma Bravo and a Sophos board member, praised the appointments, saying, “Joe’s leadership and Jim’s financial expertise will drive significant growth and success for Sophos.”

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