WatchGuard has ramped up its presence in Australia and New Zealand with the appointment of a sales engineer in the region.
Peter Fraser has taken on the role of ANZ sales engineer – Southern Region. Based in Melbourne, Fraser will be responsible for customer and partner technical support in Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia and New Zealand.
Fraser joins WatchGuard Technologies with 15 years' experience in the IT industry and extensive experience in network engineering, solutions architecture and programming.
He was formerly Director at WebSafetyNet, an Australian owned and developed education network specialising in providing a safer and more friendly Internet experience for children, during which time he oversaw and managed product development as well as technical support services.
Prior to this, he held several roles at Schepisi Communications, including pre-sales architect, IT manager and voice and data specialist.
During his seven years with the organisation, he was responsible for providing technical pre-sales support to the company's national pre-sales team, supporting the organisation's partnership with Telstra for deployment of Unified Communications services within enterprise and government customers, and managing Schepisi Communications' internal IT infrastructure.
He was previously Director at Crossfire.I.T. where he provided end-to-end IT support services for the company's clients, including network infrastructure and design, VoIP-based PBX technology configuration, as well as troubleshooting complex technology support services.
David Higgins, WatchGuard Technologies ANZ regional director, says, “I am thrilled to welcome Peter to the WatchGuard team in Australia. He has an outstanding track record of working with distribution channels and in deploying and supporting complex network solutions architecture infrastructure.
“By having Peter on board we are well placed to capitalise on the momentum within the market to exponentially grow sales. He is a great addition to our regional team.