NEUR Leadership Team
We believe in the power of the channel to deliver technology innovations that drive business growth. We exist to help our channel partners stay relevant and add value to their customers in a world of rapid change, growing complexity and heightened security threats.
Ignition’s leadership team has over 8 decades of information security industry experience and expertise. The heritage of our founders in bringing new and emerging information security technologies to market has enabled us to forge strong relationships with investors, analysts and technology entrepreneurs, giving us unique insights and access to the latest disruptive innovation coming from technology hotspots such as the US and Israel.
Combining this with our relationships with C-suite decision-makers and influencers within end-user organisations – understanding their business goals and challenges – we can map a portfolio of technologies and services to help our partners deliver complete security solutions and support that address real business needs, thereby enabling resellers to stay relevant and end-users to stay protected and connected.
MANAGING DIRECTOR NORTHERN EUROPE
For more than two decades within the security distribution market, Mikko has held a number of successful management and board member roles in EMEA and the Nordics.
He has worked within a number of value added distributors such as Securesoft, Computerlinks and Exclusive Networks as well as developing a community with his many advisory and board roles within customers and manufacturers alike including Check Point, RSA Security, Juniper, Palo Alto, FireEye and Arbor Networks.
Since being a co-founder of Securesoft Group in 1998, Mikko has been introducing new innovative security and networking technologies to different territories winning many best in EMEA awards together with his teams. With this knowledge he will be running the Northern European team that will have over 18 years of collaborative working experience.
SALES DIRECTOR NORTHERN EUROPE
Marko has over 20 years of IT experience, operating at a high level within multiple leading US technology companies in security, cloud, networking and application delivery. In addition to driving sales teams in senior management positions to achieve targets, Marko has had exposure in driving teams in various international environments including Northern and Eastern Europe & Russia.
Having worked across the channel, Marko has amassed invaluable experience working in several manufacturers, distributors, resellers and customers both in large enterprises through to niche service providers. His exposure to high pressure sales roles, reaching VP of North East EMEA at F5 Networks, gives Marko the experience needed to ignite sales growth for Ignition in Northern Europe.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR NORTHERN EUROPE
Markus has been working in IT for nearly 20 years, working across the channel including resellers, distributors and vendors. Prior to Ignition he worked 7 years for Palo Alto Networks, more recently focusing on major accounts. Markus was one of the first employees operating in the Nordics for Palo, diligently working to build the brand from a stage of obscurity to the top performing firewall vendor in the region.
Bringing products to market has been an area of great interest, driving Markus and his teams. Prior to Palo, Markus worked for distributor Computerlinks for 4 years and was responsible for Checkpoint, Sourcefire, RSA, EMC and VMware. Before that, he worked within resellers Nordic Lan&Wan, as well as Novo Group (now CGI). Markus will now be leading and delivering on the technical capabilities of Ignition in the Northern Europe, creating value across the channel.