Crossbeam Systems Appoints Neal Lillywhite As New Country Manager For UK And Ireland

Crossbeam Systems, Inc., the leader in protecting the world’s largest networks, has appointed Neal Lillywhite as country manager, UK and Ireland. Based in the UK, Lillywhite will be responsible for continuing the ongoing development of Crossbeam sales in UK and Ireland, and accelerating the company momentum in the fast-growing Unified Threat Management market.

Lillywhite joins Crossbeam from Nokia, where as Country Manager, UK & Ireland, for Nokia’s Enterprise Solutions division, he delivered the division’s first year of over achievement in four years. He brings with him considerable experience in channel and sales management with leading IT organisations, having also held positions at Intel, Lanart Europe and Research Machines Plc.

“I am delighted to be joining a company with such an enviable position in the security market and I am looking forward to the challenge of maintaining and building on Crossbeam’s strong reputation,” said Neal Lillywhite. “So many organisations face the challenge of managing multiple security applications on disparate devices – Crossbeam’s UTM solution is perfectly positioned to address this.”

“With his wealth of experience in the IT industry, Neal is ideally placed to lead the UK team in capitalising on Crossbeam’s existing sales momentum,” said Ivan Dolensky, VP of EMEA Sales. “Crossbeam has just been identified by IDC as the leading vendor in the high-end Unified Threat Management market, so this is an important opportunity for growth and we welcome the addition of Neal’s experience.”

To coincide with Lillywhite’s appointment, James Clegg, also based in Crossbeam’s UK office, has been promoted to EMEA account director. Clegg will be responsible for driving the Global Mobile Operator & Telco Accounts and use his unparalleled experience to accelerate Crossbeam sales in those accounts through EMEA region. In addition, Clegg will continue to develop Crossbeam’s sales in the Nordic region.

About Crossbeam Systems

Crossbeam Systems is a global growth company that pioneered the best-of-breed Unified Threat Management (UTM) market and is a leading developer of total security solutions required for safer, simpler networks. The company has tailored security solutions for global corporations, carrier networks and small to medium-sized enterprises. Founded in early 2000 and led by senior executives from Bay Networks, Cisco, Nortel/Wellfleet and Alcatel, Crossbeam is headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts, USA, and has offices in Europe and Asia Pacific. The company is backed by top-tier investors including Focus Ventures, Tudor Ventures, Matrix Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners, Commonwealth Capital Venture Partners, Intel Capital and Charles River Ventures. More information is available at

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