Vin Murria joined the Sophos board of directors as an independent non-executive director in January 2017. Vin also serves on the numeration and compensation committees.
Vin brings more than 25 years of venture capital, private equity, M&A and CEO/operational experience in the software sector. Vin has held CEO positions at Advanced Computer Software which she founded in 2008 and sold seven years later to Vista Private Equity, and at Computer Software Group. During her five-year tenure at Computer Software Group she took the company private, backed by HG Capital, then subsequently sold it to PE Hellman Friedman in July 2007.
Vin is currently a non-executive director for Softcat and for Zoopla Property Group, and she is a partner at Elderstreet Investments. Previously, Vin has held non-executive director positions for Chime Communications, Greenko Group and Concateno.
Vin was named Cisco's Woman of the Year and Tech Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. Cisco also named Advanced Computer Software Tech Company of the Year in 2014, having grown to be the third largest UK headquartered software business. In 2007, Vin formed and fully funded a charitable foundation targeted at educating and supporting women in India and the UK.
Vin has a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science and an MBA from the University of London and a Doctorate Business Administration (Honorary) from Edinburgh Napier University.