Company Announcements

PDMR Change & Sales Organisation Strengthening

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Corero Network Security PLC
31 August 2021

31 August 2021 

Corero Network Security plc

("Corero" or the "Company" or the "Group")


PDMR Change; Strengthening of the Sales Organisation with a new Go-To-Market Configuration


Corero Network Security plc (AIM: CNS), a leading provider of real-time, high-performance, automatic Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) cyber defense solutions, announces that its VP Global Sales, Michael Connolly, a Person Discharging Managerial Responsibility, is pursuing a new career opportunity and therefore leaving the Company. 


The Company will now take the opportunity to strengthen and expand its Sales organisation. It has already begun a recruitment process to hire three new senior executives for a Head of North America Sales, a Head of International Sales and a senior Channel Sales executive.  These new hires will spearhead Corero's drive to both expand the Group's international sales footprint and broaden its blue-chip customer profile. 


In the transition period, the Company plans to create a dual executive leadership structure for North America and Rest of World Sales, with additional executive emphasis on channels, with interim Sales responsibility being split between Ashley Stephenson, for North America and Will Hamber, for Rest of World. 


Lionel Chmilewsky, Corero's CEO, said:


"I would like to thank Michael for his service to the Company and we wish him well for the future in his new position.  Separately, I am convinced that the changes we are implementing for the Sales Organisation in the near term will strengthen our position on the DDoS protection market and I look forward to the continuing growth in our business."




Corero Network Security plc

Lionel Chmilewsky, Chief Executive Officer

Neil Pritchard, Chief Financial Officer


Tel: +44(0)1494 590 404

Canaccord Genuity Limited

(Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Tel: +44(0)20 7523 8000

Simon Bridges / Andrew Potts

Vigo Consulting

Tel: +44(0)20 7390 0230

Jeremy Garcia / Antonia Pollock


About Corero Network Security


Corero Network Security plc is a global leader in real-time, high-performance, automatic DDoS cyber defense solutions. Both Service and Hosting providers, alongside digital enterprises across the globe rely on Corero's award winning cybersecurity technology to eliminate the threat of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) to their digital environment through automatic attack detection and mitigation, coupled with network visibility, analytics and reporting. Corero's industry leading SmartWall and SecureWatch technology provides scalable protection capabilities against external DDoS attackers and internal DDoS botnets in the most complex edge and subscriber environments, while enabling a more cost-effective economic model than previously available. Corero's key operational centers located in Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA and Edinburgh, UK, with the Company's headquarters in Amersham, UK. The Company is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market under the ticker CNS.  For more information, visit

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