We round up all job appointments from February 24 – March 17 2022, in one place to keep you updated with the latest from across the tech industries.
The company has appointed leading client experience executive Kylie Baullo to head the ADP ANZ region as Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand.
In her role, Mrs Baullo will be responsible for defining and leading the business strategy for ADP in Australia and New Zealand. In addition, Mrs Baullo will work closely with the global leadership team to identify key growth opportunities while modernising ADP’s product offerings, including bringing NextGen solutions to markets in the region.
Before this appointment, Mrs Baullo was vice president of Client Services, Asia Pacific. In this role, she reorganised the individual country and product-specific Relationship Management teams into a single APAC Client Success organisation with a product-agnostic, client-centric remit. She has also been instrumental in driving the client experience forward via the deployment of best-in-class service tools, product enhancements and digital automation initiatives that have enabled the APAC region to achieve a 100% paperless operating model and drive significant improvements to the company’s Net Promoter Score (NPS).
Asia Pacific for ADP. “With Kylie, who has been a tremendous resource for ADP since the day she joined, we have an accomplished leader with deep expertise in the business and a track record of driving consistent growth. We’re excited to see her leading the future strategy for the ANZ region.” ADP Asia Pacific president Peter Hadley.
“Today, more than ever, we need to understand and be able to reimagine the future of work. In ANZ, and the world over, we’re at the intersection of what workers want and what organisations need. ADP has always been about designing solutions to achieve better ways to work. This is an exciting time; I’m thrilled to lead and help bring to fruition ADP’s vision, and empower clients to shape the constantly changing world of work.”
David Lenz has been appointed as the company’s Vice President, Asia Pacific.
Lenz is a highly experienced senior leader based in Sydney with over 25 years of proven success in enterprise and channel sales, business development, and operational leadership across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia Pacific. As Arcserve’s APAC Vice President, he will lead partner-centric growth across the region.
“As companies navigate increasingly complex IT environments, they need ways to simplify how they protect systems and applications,” Arcserve Worldwide sales executive vice president Andy Zollo says.
“David’s deep regional expertise, strong channel credentials and impressive record of driving growth are an ideal fit to support our channel community in Asia Pacific.”
Arcserve provides best-in-class solutions to manage, protect, and recover all data workloads, from SMB to enterprise, regardless of location or complexity.
David was most recently the CEO & Managing Director of Hills Limited and oversaw the strategic direction and operations of the business. David spent over six years at Hills, where he served in sales and operational leadership roles before taking the helm in 2016. Before Hills, David held senior positions with Ingram Micro, Surfcontrol and Novell.
“Business continuity is a growing concern for many Asia Pacific organisations, from the ever-increasing threat of cybersecurity attacks. I look forward to working with our hugely diverse base of customers, suppliers, and employees to help unlock the growth potential within the region,” said Lenz.
Mike Jenkins has been appointed Chairman.
Jenkins is the founder of New Zealand cloud, next-gen IT, managed services and security company, The Instillery. Be Intelligent, and The Instillery formed a partnership in 2021, leading to the opportunity for Jenkins to join Be Intelligent as the first board member.
“I am delighted to have Mike joining the Be Intelligent whānau because I know he is uniquely positioned to take our business to the next level, particularly as we look to further grow our presence beyond Aotearoa,” Be Intelligent Founder and CEO Mikal Todd says.
“Mike is an experienced, knowledgeable leader within the Kiwi technology industry. His energy, fire and drive are infectious and we know that with his support, we can take our winning formula to the world,” Todd adds.
“From my own experience with The Instillery, I know just how powerful and important it is to have a real-time single pane of glass view of the customer journey within the organisation and that is exactly what the team at Be Intelligent are experts in delivering for their clients across both the private and public sector globally,” Jenkins says.
Jenkins notes the increase in remote working because of the pandemic, adding, “On top of that, the majority of Kiwi businesses have really struggled to get their heads around how AI and data-driven intelligence can be leveraged in their businesses to deliver measurable results in their own unique industry verticals.”
Cisco has appointed a new chief technology officer (CTO) in Australia and New Zealand, with Carl Solder taking up the position.
Solder has held a technical career with Cisco, spanning a quarter of a decade. After 14 years in Silicon Valley, he returns to Australia across a range of roles, including leading a team of technical evangelists as vice president, engineering, and enterprise networking business. His broader experience includes as a technical marketing engineering expert and a consultant systems engineer in the Asia Pacific region. His career with Cisco started in 1996 as the second systems engineer to support customers in Western Australia.
Solder will be based in Perth and responsible for elevating Cisco’s technology strategy and highlighting the latest company innovations, with a strong customer focus to understand the needs and application of technology. Solder brings experience from the US, in which he led technical strategy for Cisco’s enterprise networking division.
“It’s great to be back. I’m keen to connect back with our Australian and New Zealand customer community who, at the executive briefing centres in San Jose, are often viewed as technology thought leaders when compared to customer peers across the world,” Solder says.
Gilbert Cadiang has been appointed as Country General Manager for DDLS Philippines.
The appointment follows DDLS’s expansion into Southeast Asia three years ago with the opening of a training campus in the Philippines to support the local workforce.
“Gilbert has strong leadership skills and experience managing high-performance teams across APAC,” DDLS CEO Jon Lang says.
“He is an expert across technical fields and is a strong people leader with a knack for motivating and engaging teams to work together to achieve best outcomes.”
Cadiang has worked in direct sales, channels, and marketing across verticals such as Digital, Advertising, Tech, BPO, Telco, FSI, Logistics, Government/Education and Pharma/healthcare. He also has extensive experience in Solution Selling, Consultative Selling, Strategic Account Management and Channel Alliances in B2B, G2B and B2C markets.
A cloud computing advocate, Cadiang accepted the leadership role because he believes that DDLS plays a significant role in the Philippines’ digital transformation journey.
“As part of the organisation and in this dynamic digital environment, I’m inspired because of our greater positive social impact as we deliver on our mission to enable people to thrive in the digital landscape of tomorrow,” Cadiang says.
DocuSign announced the appointment of Iesha Berry as its first Chief Diversity and Engagement Officer (CDEO).
Iesha brings over 20 years of work experience in diversity, equity and inclusion from Slalom, Bank of America and Microsoft. She will focus on accelerating DocuSign’s DIBs strategy and continuing to evolve DocuSign’s IMPACT and sustainability efforts.
“Having a company with such a great foundation and reach, makes becoming its first CDEO an exciting prospect,” Berry says.
“I look forward to helping DocuSign set a new standard when it comes to diversity, inclusion, sustainability and impact efforts and supporting both our employees and customers on our journey with us.”
The company grew its executive team across sales and marketing with the appointment of Kevin Senator as CRO, Harris Schwartz as Field CISO, and Brian Duckering as Vice President of Marketing.
Senator brings more than 35 years of enterprise security sales and general management experience to Elevate, bringing startups to rapid growth and acquisition, including roles at Counterpane, Blue Curve/Red Hat, and Acculogic and most recently as CEO Bayshore Networks.
As CRO, Senator will build the overall sales and business development organisation to drive growth through both direct and channel sales along with critical technical GTM partnerships.
Harris Schwartz joins Elevate as the company’s Field Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to advise CISOs and executive customers. Harris is an experienced Information Security executive with over 30 years of private sector experience at companies including Levi Strauss, Safeway, and Disney, developing and implementing comprehensive security, risk, and investigations programs. Prior to joining Elevate Security, Schwartz was vice president, security advisory and practice leader for Cyber Resilience services at Aon Cyber Solutions, and previously also held an executive advisory role at Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) in the Security Advisory Services practice running Executive Risk & Advisory.
Brian Duckering will head up Elevate Security’s marketing team as vice president of Marketing. Brian brings more than two decades of leadership in enterprise B2B markets to Elevate, holding key marketing, product management, and business development roles. His experience includes positions at Skycure, AppStream, and Symantec. As Elevate Security vice president of Marketing, Brian is building a high-functioning team to support rapid growth and grow industry awareness for how to solve the user risk challenge.
GWI has announced plans to expand in APAC and has appointed Aditi Kohli as APAC Senior Vice President, GWI. She will spearhead the company’s growth and work with enterprise partners to help them gain a deeper understanding of local consumers.
Kohli has over two decades of experience working in APAC and has a proven track record of scaling businesses from scratch. Some notable brands that Kohli worked at include Foursquare, Near, The Walt Disney Company and MTV Asia.
As a leader in the global marketing industry, Kohli’s role also extends to building and managing businesses for MNCs and startups in Asia Pacific.
Dan Dennis has been hired as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer. In his role, Dennis is responsible for leading Hyland’s security vision, evolving the information security programs and practices and protecting all customer, partner and employee assets and data. Building on almost 25 years dedicated to security, developing programs from the ground up and providing oversight of enterprise SaaS solutions for organisations of all sizes, Dennis’s focus at Hyland will be to centralise and evolve its security programs into a unified strategy.
Hyland says Dennis’ expertise and new perspective will help ensure the company’s security strategy and teams are aligned and equipped to handle and respond to the organisation’s ambitious growth plans.
“I’ve been fortunate in my career to lead the strategic development and adoption of security programs for startups to large global enterprises,” Dennis says.
“I’ve gained deep experience in defining the right strategies to protect information, mitigate risk and ensure compliance while managing costs and maintaining highly engaged teams.
“I’m excited for the new unique challenge at Hyland, to evolve a successful, established security program that sets the foundation to best support Hyland’s next-generation, cloud-native offerings.”
“Security is a critical component of every organisation’s strategy, especially in the evolving world we live in where digital-first interactions are preferred,” Hyland executive vice president and chief product officer John Phelan says.
“Dan’s history, expertise and leadership within the security space will greatly benefit Hyland across the breadth of the company. Dan’s expertise spans corporate, product, cloud security and most importantly, how to deploy them in usable ways. He’s a great asset to our team and I’m looking forward to collaborating with him to support our customers and partners.”
Before joining Hyland, Dennis was the vice president and chief information security officer at Benefitfocus and, before that, chief information security officer of the Talent Management Solutions portfolio at IBM, where he managed successful large-scale technical projects within high-growth and rapidly changing environments.
Pierre Bergamin has been appointed as Vice President of Engineering and Roger Almeida as Head of Product to strengthen its existing product offering and support the transition to hyper-growth scale-up mode.
Bergamin joins InDebted with extensive engineering leadership experience and a track record of successfully scaling engineering organisations and products. His background includes time as Engineering vice president at Assignar, where he was instrumental in the company’s scale-up phase as they secured Series B funding, and head of Engineering at Learnosity, as well as roles in his home country, Switzerland.
An experienced leader in Product Delivery, Software Engineering and payments, Roger Almeida joins InDebted from his most recent role as Head of Digital at DNX Solutions, having previously led delivery at Tyro Payments. He is also one of the founding members of Adatree, Australia’s leading Open-Banking middleware providers.
“We know that having the best talent and leaders on board is the key to delivering on this – to help us change the world of consumer debt recovery for good, with a long-term vision to how we can improve overall financial wellbeing too,” Founder and CEO Josh Foreman says.
Bob Reich has been appointed Chief Financial Officer, bringing more than 25 years of leading transformative value creation strategies with extensive business and financial management expertise to his new role, and replacing former CFO Krish Venkataraman, who will transition to the KnowBe4 Board of Directors, Reich has held senior positions with several leading public and private equity sponsored companies, including Catalina Marketing Corporation, Syniverse Holdings, Hawaiian Telcom Communications, McLeodUSA, and Wisconsin Central Transportation Corporation. Reich began his finance career with Deloitte in Chicago.
“Bob is an accomplished financial executive who brings outstanding leadership experience from several global software and technology companies,” KnowBe4 CEO Stu Sjouwerman says.
“As Krish moves to his next step on our board of directors, we feel very fortunate to have his continued contribution and stewardship,” Sjouwerman adds.
“I am honoured to succeed Krish as KnowBe4’s new CFO and look forward to partnering with Stu and the rest of the leadership team to help continue the incredible KnowBe4 success story,” Reich says.
Michael Bovalino has been appointed as Australia and New Zealand Country Manager.
Based in Melbourne, Bovalino has more than 20 years of experience in sales, business development and customer account management in the IT industry. He will be responsible for accelerating customer and revenue growth, overseeing account management and working closely with LogRhythm’s channel partners to ensure the delivery of robust security posture for end-user enterprise and public sector organisations.
Bovalino originally joined LogRhythm more than three years ago as Regional Sales Manager in Melbourne, during which time he has been responsible for accelerating LogRhythm’s market presence in Victoria, Western and South Australia.
Prior, he worked at CyberArk as Regional Sales Manager and as Finance Services and Insurance Major Account Manager with Check Point Software Technologies. He also previously worked in the telecommunication industry, holding account management positions at Optus and Primus Telecom.
“LogRhythm has experienced robust growth and demand for our solutions across the region continues to flourish. In order to continue to support ongoing demand and innovation, we are committed to building out a team in APAC with unmatched experience and talent. Michael Bovalino has a proven track record in customer growth and channel partner service excellence, and his experience will be instrumental for our growth in Australia and New Zealand,” LogRhythm vice president of Sales APJ, Jerry Tng, says.
LogRhythm was recently recognised as a leader in the Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management for the ninth consecutive time. The company gives organisations complete visibility of their environment in a single pane of glass so SOC teams can efficiently identify potential threats and minimise risk.
Bovalino added, “LogRhythm delivers a winning formula for security operations centre solutions in Australia and New Zealand. With the combination of our industry-leading portfolio of solutions and the support of our valued partners, LogRhythm is an indispensable partner for organisations requiring optimal detection and response capabilities to manage their daily operations as well as compliance and risk reporting obligations.
“LogRhythm is a special place with a strong reputation and culture, and I am looking forward to leading the Australia and New Zealand business through its next phase of growth. We’ve got industry-leading technology and we are focused on continuing to enhance the security analysts experience through continued product and feature enhancements.”
Macquarie Government, part of Macquarie Telecom Group, has announced the appointment of Defence ICT industry leader and former CEO of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ), Mike Foster, as Director of Strategic Growth.
The newly created position has been designed to lead Macquarie’s expanding Defence and National Security capabilities and pursuits, including vertically integrated cyber-security, cloud, data centre and telecommunications services.
Foster also joins Macquarie Government to support the policies relating to the Hardening Government IT (HGIT) Initiative, which is uplifting cyber-security capability across government agencies. Macquarie works with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO), which has been selected as the fourth trial agency in the HGIT’s Cyber Hubs Pilot.
Foster says his decision to join Macquarie Government was made easy given the company’s track record managing and mitigating the cyber threats launched against Australian government agencies.
“For over a decade Macquarie Government has gained unparalleled insight into the digital landscape in which Australian government agencies now operate,” Foster says.
“The expertise the Macquarie team has gained from providing cyber-security, infrastructure and cloud services to a wide range of Federal Government agencies is unparalleled. That expertise is highly valued by the Federal Government and I’m excited to be leading the company’s next evolution to further support the Defence and National Security sectors.”
Macquarie Government Managing Director Aidan Tudehope said the appointment of Foster demonstrates the organisation’s ongoing and robust investment in homegrown talent and is reflective of its impressive multi-year growth.
“Mike’s deep experience leading large and complex ICT programs for Defence will be critical for Macquarie Government as we continue to build on our capability offering to Federal and State Government customers,” Tudehope says.
Jessica Phinn has been appointed Chief People Officer. In this newly created role, Phinn will lead all aspects of human resources, from recruitment through onboarding, employee engagement and beyond.
Phinn joins Modern Campus with a wealth of experience across more than 20 years of progressive human resources leadership at multiple large organisations, including Pepsi Bottling Group and Loblaw.
Before joining Modern Campus, Phinn held the position of Senior Vice President, people and engagement at Nelson Education, Canada’s leading K-12 education company.
“Maintaining our rapid growth requires creativity and passion at every level of the organisation,” chief executive officer at Modern Campus CEO Brian Kibby says.
“Bringing in Jessica as Modern Campus’s Chief People Officer positions us to continue our exponential growth by harnessing the talent and engagement of every member of our team.
“Her leadership will enable us to create a truly welcoming environment for everyone who’s joined Modern Campus recently through acquisition while continuing our tradition of excellence in building a workplace that rewards and nurtures leaders,” Kibby adds.
“Modern Campus has a well-earned reputation as a beacon for top edtech talent, and because of this and the highly engaged leadership team, it is a role that I found to be extremely compatible and one that I simply couldn’t pass up,” Phinn says.
Matt Paull has been appointed Vice President of Channel Sales, APJ at Netskope. He is responsible for establishing, managing and growing Netskope’s network of Alliances and channel partners in the region.
Paull brings 10 years of experience in the channel space in cyber security, having held similar responsibilities at major cyber security players such as Fortinet, StorageCraft, Symantec, and more recently as Director, Regional Alliances APJ at Okta. Matt is an experienced channel leader with a background in building teams and go-to-market strategies across the APJ region.
“I believe in Netskope’s vision and that Security Service Edge is the future of cyber security. Our local traction in the region and globally is a clear validation of this vision, and our partners and channel network plays an instrumental role in feeding this growth,” Paull says.
Our goal is to build profitable Netskope practices and strive for long-term partnerships with players who, like us, believe Security Service Edge is the ultimate response to the ever-changing challenge of keeping organisations and their employees safe from cyber threats.”
Jason Leonidas has been promoted to Regional Vice President for Australia and New Zealand.
Leonidas was previously Regional Sales Director of ANZ at New Relic, responsible for leading Enterprise Account Teams across the region and enabling them to achieve exceptional service and value.
In his new position, Leonidas will be responsible for driving customer success, ensuring strategic direction, and delivering business growth. Based in Melbourne, Leonidas will report to Ben Goodman, senior vice president of Asia Pacific and Japan at New Relic. The appointment is effective immediately.
Leonidas has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry. In his previous role at New Relic, he actively recruited enterprise team members, expanded and hired regional leads in New Zealand and Queensland, and supported the sales team’s growth. In addition, he has held senior positions with Oracle Australia and Actian.
“We are thrilled to have Jason take New Relic into the next growth phase in the ANZ region. His team-building capabilities, sales acumen, and impeccable customer experience-focused mindset will be crucial in scaling our operations to tap into the growing demand for full-stack observability solutions,” Goodman says.
A computer science graduate with a strong pedigree in data management, Leonidas started his career as a developer before moving to business intelligence as a pre-sales engineer. He later became a solutions architect before moving into a successful career in sales.
Adam Paton has been appointed as Vice President of Sales for Australia and New Zealand, a hire that marks an important milestone in the company’s continued global expansion.
Based at PCI Pal’s new Australian HQ in Sydney, Paton joins the team having worked in the contact centre security industry as a strategic account director, where he supported large enterprise customers in achieving compliance and maintaining critical sources of revenue generation, with 12 years prior to this spent at co-location provider Equinix, where he supported customers from the financial services and global banking sectors.
Paton will be focused on increasing market reach in the region responsible for driving sales success with partners and overseeing and executing PCI Pal’s direct sales function. He reports to PCI Pal’s Chief Revenue Officer, Darren Gill, and will be working with PCI Pal’s new team in Australia, including sales support and engineering and operations functions.
“We’re extremely excited to establish our Australian business, covering the ANZ region,” PCI Pal CEO James Barham says.
“Our new team combines existing specific knowledge of our marketplace, as well as extensive business communications and B2B software sales to allow them to hit the ground running.”
Sian Whyte has been appointed Non-Executive Director, bringing extensive experience across the legal, startup and technology sectors to the role.
Admitted to the Supreme Court of Western Australia as a lawyer in 2012, she specialised in commercial, corporate and taxation law before moving to online social gaming at VGW in 2017, joining the company as its first in-house lawyer.
Whyte is one of the company’s foundational employees and played a pivotal role in devising and implementing the Company’s international structure and establishing its global presence.
From founding member of a now well established legal department, Sian expanded into diverse functions leading teams in compliance, people and culture, and as a member of the senior executive as Chief of Staff.
“The Board and I are delighted that Sian has agreed to join the Pentanet Board. Sian has strong leadership, strategy, legal and governance skills, and will bring valuable insights,” Chairman David Buckingham says.
“When a board position opened, we commenced the search for a new non-executive director. Sian is the perfect addition to the team, bringing valuable skills and expertise to help guide the Company through its next stage of growth, innovation and expansion of Australia’s digital future,” Pentanet Founder and Managing Director Stephen Cornish.
Nine new members have been appointed to the company’s management team.
“Pentera is experiencing hyper-growth as we continue to revolutionise the security validation market and present CISOs with innovative new technologies to fortify their security posture,” Pentera CEO Amitai Ratzon says.
“I look forward to closely collaborating with our talented executive team and supporting them in their respective roles. Each has demonstrated world-class capabilities and is consistently driven to exceed goals and objectives.”
The appointments include:
Tzurit Golan as Chief People Officer. In this role, she is responsible for driving Pentera’s growth and success through a global people strategy, including leadership and talent development, scaling the employee experience, strategic reward planning and various organisational development initiatives. Before joining Pentera, Tzurit was senior vice president at Fyber, a mobile advertising monetisation platform that Digital Turbine acquired for $600 million.
Sivan Harel as Vice President of Sales EU North, South and MEA regions. Sivan joined Pentera in 2018 as regional sales director and within two years earned a promotion to assistant vice president and now to vice president. These promotions reflect Sivan’s success in growing Pentera’s customer base and sales team in EMEA.
Chen Tene as Vice President of Customer Operations EMEA and APAC. Previously, Chen was a top White Hat Hacker. He then joined Pentera as a Security Researcher in early 2018 and built Pentera’s Global Support Function from the ground up. He is responsible for defining all customer-facing technical processes and establishing the delivery and solutions teams.
Nevo Laron as Vice President of Global Customer Success. Nevo joins Pentera from Vulcan Cyber and brings more than 20 years of experience in the software industry. Nevo will lead the post-sale customer success functions for Pentera – including renewals, customer success, customer and partner enablement, and the customer community. Prior to Vulcan Cyber, Nevo held multiple customer success leadership positions at Exabeam, WatchDox and Camtek.
Ortal Vardi has been appointed as Head of Legal and joined Pentera in 2020 as the company’s Director of Legal Affairs and was the first and only lawyer at the company. Ortal established the company’s legal department and took a leading role in the company’s latest funding round.
Shiran Bar-Lev is the company’s Head of Finance. Shiran joined Pentera in 2019 as the company’s Finance Manager. She was responsible for building the finance department from the ground up, facilitating ongoing business conduct and accounting analysis and reporting to investors and the leadership team. In addition, she played a pivotal role in Pentera’s previous funding rounds.
Alex Spivakovski has been appointed as Vice President of Research. Spivakovski was one of the company’s first cyber researchers and was instrumental in building Pentera’s research team and expanding the attack capabilities of its automated security validation platform. Before joining Pentera, Alex spent eight years in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) as a Technology Officer, where he served as both the Forensics and Incident Response team leader and red team leader.
Alex Barenboim is Pentera’s new Vice President of Engineering. Alex was one of the first software engineers to join the company back in 2017 and quickly established himself as a key contributor in defining the company’s product development processes to date, recruiting, leading and mentoring the company’s engineering team. Previously, Alex worked as a Senior Software Engineer at Datorama, a marketing intelligence platform acquired by Salesforce. He also served in the IDF Airforce technology unit, where he received a special award from the Commander of the Israeli Air Force.
Omer Gafni is Pentera’s new Vice President of Surface. Omer came to the company initially as a Software Engineer, following 10 years of service in the Israeli Air Force. He then crossed over to run the company’s Global Customer Operations team. Since January 2021, Omer has led an elite hybrid team to develop Pentera Surface, the company’s first software as a service (SaaS) product that extends the security validation platform to include external-facing assets.
New Zealand business process automation and operational excellence provider is ramping up its customer focus with the appointment of Ursula Riemer as Strategic Engagement Director.
Riemer has over 25 years of multi-national industry experience working with enterprise customers to drive business value through process automation. Recent roles include a stint at UiPath, the global market leader in Robotic Process Automation that successfully listed on the New York Stock exchange in 2021.
Quanton managing director and founder Garry Green says the company developed a relationship with Riemer during her time with UiPath – one of Quanton’s Robotic Process Automation technology partners. “We have known Ursula for a number of years and have worked with her in the past, so when the opportunity came up for her to join Quanton, we jumped at it because we know what a talent she is. Ursula brings a wealth of experience to assist our customers and help them open up new opportunities to drive business improvement.
“Ursula truly connects with people, listens and understands what their problems are, and helps them find the best possible solution. In the last 10-plus years she’s been working in the automation space and has worked for multiple technology vendors, so she understands the market and the best fit solution for customers.”
Paul Mason has been promoted to Vice President of Professional Services in APAC. This will expand Rahi’s presence across the APAC region to enhance its geographic coverage for professional services and time zone availability.
With the 2022 goal of building out a global organisation with consistency, quality, and customer-first principles, Mason brings his leadership talents in both pre-sales and post-sales to Rahi’s customers.
Based in the Philippines, Mason will lead the opening of a warehouse and new office headquarters. “For any who have had the opportunity to work with Paul over the past year, you’ll have seen his leadership skills in action,” Rahi CTO Matt Robinson says.
“Whether working with sales teams on large-scale data center projects, ensuring proper services delivery, and even coordinating and building out new offices in the Philippines, Paul has been an outstanding contributor to the business,” Robinson adds.
“I am excited to take on this new role and look forward to building out a global organisation with consistency, quality, and customer-first principles by applying my experience on both pre-sales and post-sales to bring the best service to our customers,” Mason says.
Trent Jerome has been appointed as the company’s first chief financial officer, and Jeff Sheard has been appointed as sales director.
Jerome joins Sekuro from his position as CFO of Identitii and brings almost a decade of experience as the CFO of various companies, including ingogo, Evolt, and SafetyCulture.
Sheard has been the Enterprise Business Lead at PureStorage for the past five years, having previously held senior roles at Cisco, HPE, and Avaya.
Additionally, Noel Allnut has been promoted to managing director, having previously served as chief sales and strategy officer.
“It’s been an exciting first quarter for the Sekuro team. Since launching the brand we’ve seen continued double-digit revenue growth – surpassing our initial expectations, with a really strong trajectory for 2022. We’re seeing a lot of demand from organisations looking to think about cyber security in a new way,” Allnutt says.
“In welcoming Trent and Jeff, we make deeper inroads into strategic digital transformation programs for some of Australia’s most innovative organisations. Building out the executive team with such talented and experienced leaders is the strongest signal we can send that we’re prepared for accelerated growth for the year ahead and beyond.”
The company announced the appointments of two cloud veterans to its growing team. Ex-Cloudability leader Malino Oda joins Sync as its new Vice President of Engineering, and former Cloudability head of product Casey Doran joins as its new Vice President of Product.
In their new roles, Oda will oversee Sync Computing’s development efforts, while Doran takes over the reins of expanding Sync’s product lines across platforms, the Sync Autotuner, which eliminates provisioning friction for EMR and Databricks on AWS infrastructure, and Sync Orchestrator for large-scale cloud multi-tenant orchestration of complex data pipelines.
With over 10 years spearheading global engineering teams in fintech, healthcare, and social networking companies, Oda has vast experience building large-scale, cloud computing cost and budgeting platforms. Previously, Director of Engineering at Apptio, Oda developed big data-driven financial management tools for IT administration to monitor and analyse its cloud computing costs.
“Sync Computing is developing category-breaking solutions that leverage deterministic laws of physics to bring unbridled efficiency to cloud computing,” says Oda.
“I am beyond excited to join such a talented team, empowering organisations to select the optimal cloud configurations for their needs, while freeing developers to focus on building products rather than wasting time optimising cloud infrastructure. I’ve personally battled with big data infrastructure in the past, and would have loved the Sync solution back then.”
As Sync’s new Vice President of Product, Doran brings extensive experience leading product teams at successful developer-centric software companies that specialised in cloud infrastructure, telecom, and social networking. Most recently, Doran was head of product at Cloudability, which Apptio acquired in 2019.
“I’m thrilled to join Sync to further the mission of intelligently automating cloud provisioning and orchestration of data-intensive applications,” shares Doran. “Having worked first hand with some of the largest public cloud customers, I’m confident Sync’s unique approach to this problem space, as well as its developer centric mindset, will make a significant impact on the industry, and on the day-to-day lives of data teams.”
“We are honoured to have Doran and Oda join the Sync Computing management team,” said Jeff Chou, Sync Computing co-founder and CEO.
“Our early customer successes demonstrate that our Autotuner and Orchestrator products strike a big nerve in the market, solving what was previously an intractable problem – determining the optimum price-performance point for cloud computing jobs. With Doran and Oda at our helm, we will be able to accelerate our innovation and continue to build products to scale across multiple verticals.”
Cyrille Badeau has been promoted to Vice President of International Sales, and Yann Le Borgne has been promoted to Vice President of International Threat Intelligence Engineering.
Badeau is responsible for steering ThreatQuotient’s go to market strategy throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, leading all aspects of international sales and business development to build long-term customer loyalty and partner relationships.
Le Borgne works closely with regional teams to drive international pre-sales efforts by engaging with customers and providing technical oversight to ensure the success of the ThreatQ Platform for prospects, customers and current partners.
“The growth and success of our individual team members is critical to the growth of our company.
“I am incredibly proud of the contributions Cyrille and Yann have made at ThreatQuotient, and their hand in the company’s ability to earn industry awards for our products. I look forward to continued growth in 2022,” Czupak says.
Kara Nicholls has been appointed to the Board.
Formerly Group Company Secretary and Executive Group Governance at Commonwealth Bank, Nicholls brings an accomplished portfolio of senior roles spanning regulatory, compliance and governance roles with ASX listed companies, including Caltex (now Ampol), Woolworths, Arrium and Macquarie Group. Prior to these roles, Kara worked at the ASX as a Companies Adviser.
“I am delighted to join the Board of Z2U, and I am looking forward to working with the team to provide innovative delivery solutions to customers across Australia via the Zoom2u platform, and globally via our Locate2u SaaS product,” Nicholls says.
“Our unique technology enables businesses to provide their customers with a great delivery experience.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the delivery sector and I am encouraged by Z2U’s tenacity and innovation in the sector, following their ASX listing last year.”
Ms Nicholls will be an Independent, Non-Executive Director, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee and member of the Sustainability Committee. She will also stand for election at the Group’s next AGM scheduled for November 2022.
“We are very pleased that Kara has agreed to join the Board,” Company chair Drew Kelton says.
“We believe Kara’s experience will further strengthen the Board, and complement the skills and expertise of current Board members.”