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David Roberts is leaving Websense as part of a
corporate restructuring of sales. No effective date has been given for his
departure, but the company says he will continue with the company through a
transition period.

Websense has appointed Matt Hynes as vice
president of worldwide global channels, a new position for the company. Hynes
will be introduced to partners at the company’s annual partner conference
next week in San Diego. 
 
Roberts, a longtime veteran of the channel executive ranks, joined Websense in
April 2006 after a stint as McAfee’s North America
channel chief. In both companies, Roberts garnered praise from the industry and
partners for his channel leadership.

A representative for Websense said Roberts stepped
down as senior vice president of the Americas
after the company decided to realign its sales and channels with a more
globalized structure.

Also stepping down from Websense is Geoff Haggart,
the senior vice president of Europe, Middle
East and Asia-Pacific.

Didier Guibal, executive vice president of
worldwide sales, will oversee channels during the transition period.

“This realignment does not change the Websense
commitment to the channel. The company remains dedicated to the success of
its channel partners and will continue to invest in new and enhanced channel
programs, as well as technology innovations, to drive mutual success,” the
company said in a statement.

Rumors had been circulating that Roberts was
looking for a new position outside Websense, but nothing was specific about his
intent to leave or reasons for leaving. Roberts reportedly has no immediate
plans to join another company.