Irvin Shillingford to lead cybersecurity business in key regions as part of strategic business growth plan

LONDON, UK (19 January 2023) – Hornetsecurity, a leading global provider of email security, backup and security awareness training services, has appointed Irvin Shillingford to run its Northern European regional team.

Shillingford brings more than 30 years’ experience of growing cyber and software solutions at key businesses. He has held several senior leadership roles running business development teams while successfully leveraging the channel to reach mutual growth goals. His experience will help to extend Hornetsecurity’s reach and growth across the UK, Benelux and Nordics.

Irvin Shillingford Regional Manager for UK, Benelux and Nordic regions

Shillingford’s appointment is part of Hornetsecurity’s strategic growth plan for 2023, with the business looking to increase product availability, deliver excellent customer service and support in limiting cyber threats to all its clients.

Daniel Blank, COO of Hornetsecurity, said: “Northern Europe is a key strategic region for us with increasingly high revenue potential. Outside of the US, it holds the greatest footprint of Microsoft 365, with the UK and the Netherlands noted within the top five usage countries. Our flagship solutions excel in these environments, so it was essential we appointed the right candidate to lead the growing team and to religiously support mutual success with our resellers, MSPs and distributors. We are excited to see where Irvin will take the growth levels.”

Irvin Shillingford, Regional Manager Northern Europe, commented: “I’m excited to join Hornetsecurity at a key growth phase for the business. My knowledge of the regions and extensive commercial experience will enable me to make a positive contribution in a senior leadership role and drive this company forward.”
Shilllingford’s appointment is effective immediately.

About Hornetsecurity Group

Hornetsecurity is a leading global provider of next-generation cloud-based security, compliance, backup, and security awareness solutions that help companies and organizations of all sizes around the world. Its flagship product, 365 Total Protection, is the most comprehensive cloud security solution for Microsoft 365 on the market. Driven by innovation and cybersecurity excellence, Hornetsecurity is building a safer digital future and sustainable security cultures with its award-winning portfolio. Hornetsecurity operates in more than 30 countries through its international distribution network of 8,000+ channel partners and MSPs. Its premium services are used by more than 50,000 customers. For more information, visit

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