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WatchGuard names new regional director for A/NZ

By Catherine Knowles, Wed 31 Mar 2021

WatchGuard Technologies has appointed Anthony Daniel as regional director Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands.

Daniel joins WatchGuard Technologies with more than 15 years sales and senior account experience in the IT and telecommunications industry.

He will be responsible for leading WatchGuard Technologies' sales growth and business expansion across Australia and New Zealand, while overseeing all aspects of management, including channel partner development, distribution strategy and revenue growth.

Daniel was previously senior regional sales manager for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands at SolarWinds, during which time he worked on growing the contribution from the channel, landing new enterprise customers and gaining traction across the Pacific Islands.

Prior, he was senior sales manager at Oracle where he managed the team with a go-to-market strategy for both on-premise and cloud solutions initially in Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory, and subsequently in Victoria and Tasmania.

He also has ten years sales management experience at Vocus Group and several years working in account management at Vodafone.

Daniel replaces Mark Sinclair who joined WatchGuard Technologies as regional director Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands more than three years ago and will now pursue a new independent business outside of the IT industry.

WatchGuard Technologies vice president sales Asia Pacific and Japan Sylvain Lejeune says, “I am delighted that Anthony Daniel has accepted to join WatchGuard as regional director Australia and New Zealand.

"He brings a rare blend of excellence in team leadership, understanding of technology and track record of collaborating with the channel for win-win outcomes.

"He will work collaboratively with our team, our distributors, channel partners and end-users to deliver our innovative cybersecurity solutions at a time when organisations of all sizes face increasingly sophisticated and advanced threat vectors."

Lejeune continues, "At the same time, I would like to warmly thank Mark Sinclair for his outstanding contributions to WatchGuard Technologies and for driving our team to success over more than three years.

"I wish Mark every success in his new entrepreneurial journey."

Sinclair says, "WatchGuard has seen tremendous growth in Australia and New Zealand over the past few years and I am very pleased that Anthony has come on board to continue our local success.

"I look forward to spending the next few weeks to bring him up to speed with all the plans we have for 2021 as it promises to be an exciting year for our customers and partners."

Daniel commented, "I am extremely happy and excited to be a part of the WatchGuard family. The combination of our existing cyber security product offerings and its strong go-to-market strategy is a winning strategy which fits all customers' needs irrespective of industry.

"This is a true reflection of the company's willingness to continue to adapt and improve to anticipate and exceed market demand.

"I look forward to continuing to drive our business strategy, grow our channel and to supporting business growth Australia and New Zealand and the Pacific islands."

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