Paolo Del Nibletto writes an inside source said Patterson will help develop and deploy a partner environment in the country that focuses on security.
CDN reports Patterson left Symantec in May after a nine-year stint and is succeeded by Jim Willis, a former enterprise sales chief at the company.
Patterson has worked for Micrografix as country manager and took on channel sales related positions at Waterloo Maple and Central Point Software, the report said.
Del Nibletto writes Patterson graduated from Sir Wilfred Laurier University.
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