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Wed, 8th Jul 2015
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Security software firm Symantec has appointed a new managing director for the Pacific region, encompassing Australia and New Zealand.

Ian McAdam joins the firm from Oracle, where he held the role as vice president of applications for ANZ. In his new role at Symantec, he will be charged with growing the company's presence and market position across the region.

Based in Sydney, McAdam will be responsible for leading and driving growth across Symantec's enterprise security business and supporting customers and partners in the Pacific region.

“I am thrilled to be joining Symantec at such an important time in the company's history,” McAdam says.

“As the company progresses its unified security strategy, my priority will be to ensure the team in Pacific focuses on the common goal of protecting our customers from cyber threats and delivering secure outcomes for enterprises and governments across the region,” he says.

McAdam will report to Sanjay Rohatgi, senior vice president – sales, Asia Pacific and Japan.

“Ian joins Symantec with outstanding credentials,” says Rohatgi. “He brings to our company an excellent reputation for effective leadership in the IT software industry; forming and fostering solid relationships with customers and partners; and developing strong teams which are primed for success.

“I am confident he will be a catalyst who will help steer Symantec into its next stage of growth and innovation,” Rohatgi adds.

He continues, “Symantec has a strong heritage in Pacific, having had a presence here for approximately 25 years. As we work toward completing our company separation by January 2016, this region will remain a vital market for Symantec and we look forward to continuing to support our loyal customer base and partner ecosystem.