Digital safeguarding expert, Smoothwall, has announced the appointment of a new senior technical authority to its Leeds-based team; Rob Faulkner. Formally Vice President of Enterprise Solutions at Webanywhere, Rob previously worked at Smoothwall for over 7 years and re-joins in testimony to the innovation and investment that Smoothwall has brought to market in the past 12 months.

With over fifteen years of technical and sales engineering experience, Rob brings with him a wealth of knowledge in digital information security and technical strategy, as well as new market and vertical development. In this newly created role, Rob will be responsible for leading our internal work to scale out technical knowledge, bridge our engineering and customer-facing teams, and build repeatable, scalable processes to support implementations of our existing and new product lines across customers of all sizes. In addition Rob will head up pre-sales and sales engineering across the company, globally.

Georg Ell, CEO of Smoothwall, commented on Rob’s appointment: “We have a deeply talented staff and strong team ethos here at Smoothwall. When we recruit we do so on the basis that team members have to fit into our innovative, collaborative and excellence-based culture. Given Rob’s 7-year history with the business up to 2015, we are delighted that he is re-joining the company at this exciting time of innovation and growth acceleration. Rob has a proven track record at Smoothwall and elsewhere, and we are confident that his experience is a strong addition to further enhance the projected growth plans the business is working to achieve.”

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