Trustwave has confirmed that vice president for EMEA sales, Nick Hawkins, is leaving the security vendor.
Hawkins has been in the post for three years, before which he held the same post at M86 Security, which was bought by Trustwave in 2012. A source close to the matter said that Hawkins is still at Trustwave, but that he has resigned and will be leaving in the imminent future to go to a "non-competitor".
Earlier this week Trustwave's former European technical director, Alex Kurz, left the firm to become security vendor CensorNet's director of sales engineering. But Cas Purdy, a representative for Trustwave, issued CRN with a statement claiming that the vendor's EMEA team remains in solid shape.
"Over the past few years, Trustwave has built stronger relationships with our distributors and channel partners throughout EMEA - helping further solidify Trustwave's position as a key information security provider in the region," he said.
"Our EMEA team will continue down that path by focusing on bolstering our channel operations and providing innovative services and technologies that help businesses fight cybercrime and protect their data."
Alex Teh, joint UK managing director of distributor Infinigate, which works with Trustwave, said: "We have worked with Nick Hawkins for eight years, we have enjoyed working with him, he has always been a great person to work with and we are sorry to hear he is going, but from our perspective it is business as usual and we don't see him leaving as something that is going to affect the business.
"We have a long-standing relationship with Trustwave, we are a champion of their technologies, and we work with Trustwave to look at how we can grow their business. They have brought out some very interesting technology recently such as a cloud-based mail service which we are very interested in pushing that forward."
Founded in 1995, Trustwave specialises in the payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) sector. Following a series of acquisitions, the Chicago-headquartered firm has 1,200 employees and 2.7 million customers.
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