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Malwarebytes makes intentions clear for ANZ channel with new execs

09 Feb 17

​Malwarebytes has expanded its presence in the Asia Pacific region with a double executive appointment.

Jim Cook has been hired as ANZ regional director and Vikas Uberoy as ANZ channel director, with both executives to be based in Sydney.

Cook joins Malwarebytes with more than 18 years’ experience in the IT industry both in Australia and the UK. In his role, he will be responsible for building the business into the most trusted and recognised next-gen cybersecurity company in the region.

Previously, Cook was the country manager at Fortinet where he was in charge of building the business to compete effectively with other Tier-1 security vendors, and before that he was at Check Point Software Technologies for nine years, most recently as enterprise sales director.

Similarly, Uberoy also has 18 years’ experience in the IT industry, particularly in networking and security. He will be responsible for growing the company’s network of resellers, identifying new regional partners to grow its business among end-user public and private sector organisations. 

Prior to this, Uberoy worked at Sophos where he held several positions, including business manager – SMB and channel manager. He has also held partner management positions for both Trend Micro and Avnet.

Malwarebytes area vice president Asia Pacific, Jeff Hurmuses says they’re delighted to bring on the new recruits in the rapidly expanding Asia Pacific region.

“Their breadth and depth of experience will bring significant value as we look to deliver and satisfy market demand for our industry leading cyber security solutions among end users as well as engage partners more fully to bring our latest offerings to market,” Hurmuses says.

“Security has always been a passion for both Jim and Vikas and they present exceptional skills and knowledge to build a market leading brand based on robust technology and great service on the new frontier of security."

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