Gert-Jan Schenk is responsible for leading McAfee business operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). With more than 20 years of experience in global sales and marketing in the security space, Schenk is focused on driving growth in EMEA and continuing to develop opportunities in emerging markets. Schenk has extensive knowledge of network security and looks to leverage that expertise to grow the McAfee network business throughout Europe and the Middle East.
Prior to joining McAfee, Schenk held the role of senior vice president of EMEA at Juniper Networks where he managed 900 employees throughout EMEA and grew revenues from $600 million to $1.2 billion over three years. While at Juniper, Schenk helped guide the company from a one-tier to a two-tier distribution model in EMEA, helping to increase focus on the enterprise and expand the product portfolio to include security, enterprise routing, and application acceleration solutions. Before Juniper, Schenk was vice president, channels at Unisphere Networks (acquired by Juniper Networks in 2002). Previously, he was director of channel sales, EMEA at Redback Networks and regional sales director, Benelux and Central Europe for Madge Networks.
Schenk has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from NIMA at the Hogeschool West Brabant and a degree in computer science from AMBI-Exin, a postgraduate IT education institute.