Schlichtherle is replacing founder David Martinez who will be cleaning out his desk in April and become president of the board.
Martinez said that Schlichtherle was the right chap to drive Infinigate’s goal to grow from a €400 million to €1 billion company in the next five years.
“We are very happy to have won an internationally experienced manager such as Klaus Schlichtherle”, Martinez said.
“Infinigate will face another high-growth period with further international expansion and Klaus Schlichtherle brings along the required experience to manage this challenge”.
Infinigate obtained much of its growth through acquisitions. Last month it wrote a cheque for Dutch security outfit VAD Crypsys.
Klaus Schlichtherle added: “Infinigate is a strongly growing company in the IT Security sector and I am very much looking forward in taking over this exciting task of further expanding and developing the group.”
Infinigate claims to now cover “close to 80 percent of the western European IT security market’s potential”, having operations in 20 countries.