Dr. Christopher Brennan

Angestellt, Regional Director Germany Switzerland + Austria (DACH), (EE) + Russia, Checkmarx GmbH

Munich, Germany


Cyber Security
Cloud Solutions
Eastern Europe
P & L responsibility
channel business and VARs
leadership development programs and women’s’ talen
Channel Management
Private Equity
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Supervisory board
Business Development


Professional experience for Christopher Brennan

  • Current 4 years and 6 months, since Jan 2019

    Regional Director Germany Switzerland + Austria (DACH), (EE) + Russia

    Checkmarx GmbH

  • 15 years, Jan 2006 - Dec 2020

    OSB AG Non Executive Director/ Aufsichtsrat / External Board of Directors

    OSB AG

    Non Executive Director/ Aufsichtsrat / External Board of Directors

  • 1 year and 10 months, Mar 2017 - Dec 2018

    Regional Director Skybox Security DACH, Israel, Russia & Eastern Europe

    Skybox Cyber Security (Attack surface analytics, forensic analysis + SCADA)

    Attack surface security analytics context-aware intelligence of the OT, SCADA and IT networks,: vulnerability and threat management and continuous compliance monitoring + SCADA.

  • 9 months, Jul 2016 - Mar 2017

    EMEA Firemon Director Channel & Strategic Enterprise Customers

    Firemon EMEA (Cyber Security, Cloud & Forensic Analysis)

  • 1 year and 2 months, Jun 2015 - Jul 2016

    Regional Director Firemon DACH, Central, Eastern Europe & Turkey

    FireMon Deutschland GmbH (Cyber Security, Cloud & Forensic Analysis)

    Focus: sales, regional business development and team leadership in the cyber security, firewall management and forensic risk analysis sectors; post-start up regional expansion in DACH and EE; DAX customers, large Mittelstand and value added channel.

  • 2 years, Jul 2013 - Jun 2015

    Managing Director & Sales Director Avid Technologies

    Avid Technology GmbH
  • 1 year and 11 months, Oct 2011 - Aug 2013

    Vice President Central & Eurasia

    Grass Valley / Belden ( SaaS & Cloud Solutions for IT Broadcast Industry)

  • 2 years, Nov 2009 - Oct 2011

    McAfee Vice President East Europe, Middle East & Africa


  • 1 year and 4 months, Dec 2009 - Mar 2011

    Info AG Non Executive Director/ Aufsichtsrat

    Info AG/Ltd

    External member of the board, non executive director. Info AG is a leading company in the outsourcing, storage & cloud computing markets for medium sized companies in Germany and Switzerland. Company was sold to another German company, QSC in Cologne.

  • 3 years and 11 months, Jan 2006 - Nov 2009

    Adobe General Manager & Director East Europe, the Middle East and Africa

    Adobe Systems Corporation

    General Manager and Director Adobe Systems Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

  • 2 years and 3 months, Nov 2003 - Jan 2006

    Microsoft General Manager Easter Europe


    General Manager Eastern Europe

  • 5 years and 10 months, Feb 1998 - Nov 2003

    IBM Regional Executive Software CEMA

    IBM Corp Vienna

    Regional Director Software Group CEMA (Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa)

  • 1999 - 2000

    IBM Executive Operations Manager


    • Staff position used to develop future executives • Organised and supported the office of the VP EMEA IBM/Lotus • Preparation of EMEA and world-wide meetings • Coordination of in-country reviews • Budget and planning • Preparation and research of major business decision papers for EMEA board

  • 1998 - 1999

    IBM Global Account Manager


    • Global Account Manager for the global customer Deutsche Bank • Account team leadership of 15 people in Germany, UK and USA • Grew revenue from $3m to $10m (including services revenue)

  • 6 years and 1 month, Sep 1992 - Sep 1998

    BP Oil EMEA Manager for Retail Market Leadership Programme

    BP Oil Europe France, Germany, Belgium, EMEA

    • Led a team of 20 persons for a complete revamp in Europe of the premium BP filling stations in Europe • Main focus areas were core customer offer (shop, forecourt and other facilities) • Competitive benchmarking with Shell, ÖMV and other key competitors

Educational background for Christopher Brennan

  • 3 years and 10 months, Sep 1999 - Jun 2003

    Innovation and information technology

    Cranfield School of Management UK

    Information technology and radical innovation

  • 1989 - 1992

    International Management

    EAP European School of Management Paris, Oxford & Berlin

    marketing, law, innovation, economics

  • 1985 - 1989

    law, economics, marketing

    University College Cork Ireland


  • German


  • English


  • French



International sales
business development
software solutions
enterprise sales
Cyber Security
sales leader


International sales
marketing and leaderships positions
complex IT security solutions
mobile devices
cloud computing
turn around
fast developing markets
emerging markets

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