John Peterson

Chief Development Officer at Sophos

John Peterson has a diverse work experience in the technology industry. John currently works at Sophos as the Chief Development Officer, overseeing the development of the company. Prior to this role, they held various positions at Sophos, including SVP Engineering, Vice President of Engineering, and Senior Director of Engineering. Before joining Sophos, John worked at Carbonite as the Director of Engineering and Senior Manager, Software Engineering. John also has experience at Magenic as an Associate Lead Consultant and at zaanglabs as a Co-Founder and Lead Developer. John began their career at Computer Sciences Corporation as a Staff Consultant. Overall, they have shown expertise in software engineering and leadership in the technology sector.

John Peterson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Vermont, which they attended from 2003 to 2007. In 2012, they obtained the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification.


Previous companies

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  • Chief Development Officer

    October, 2023 - present

  • SVP Engineering, Sophos Central

    January, 2022

  • Vice President Of Engineering, Central Platform And Messaging Security Groups

    February, 2020

  • Vice President Of Engineering, Central Platform

    June, 2019

  • Senior Director Of Engineering, CPG

    December, 2017

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