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Ping Identity appoints ex-Fortinet talent as A/NZ regional director

11 May 2018

Identity Defined Security solutions provider Ping Identity has announced the appointment of Geoffrey Andrews as the company’s regional director for Australia and New Zealand.

Based in Sydney, Andrews is responsible for enhancing sales, support and services to continue driving the growing demand for Ping Identity solutions in the region.

During the past 12 months, Ping Identity has increased its staff based in Australia and is experiencing significant growth in sales from public and private sector customers across both Australia and New Zealand.

Andrews joins Ping Identity with more than 20 years of sales management and leadership experience in the IT industry, during which time he has created market-leading sales initiatives for both locally-based and regional multi-national cybersecurity, telecommunications and IT vendor organisations.

Previously, Andrews was a regional sales manager at Fortinet, where he was responsible for sales among enterprise and public sector organisations of Fortinet’s Secure Wireless Access products.

Prior to this, he was the vice president of sales in Asia-Pacific for InfoVista, and was charged with driving regional business growth for the company’s network and service performance management solutions.

Andrews has also worked in sales director positions for Subex Azure Limited, eServGlobal, LogicaCMG, Ericsson Australia and Optus.

“Geoffrey is a dynamic leader with deep knowledge of the Australian and New Zealand markets, and is highly experienced in creating strategies designed to support industry-leading sales and customer initiatives,” said  Ping Identity field operations senior vice president Dave Packer.

“As the Asia Pacific market continues to take on an increased significance for our global business, we’re confident that Australia and New Zealand will remain a primary growth engine market under Geoff’s leadership.” 

Andrews adds, “I’m excited to help further the Ping Identity brand across the Asia Pacific region by working closely with our customers and partners.

“Maximising the opportunities the region continues to bring in will only allow us to address the growing demands for identity and access management solutions.”

Ping Identity works with more than 10 partners across Australia and New Zealand, including Versent, Unify, and Dimension Data.

Local customers include public and private sector organisations across all vertical markets, such as Telstra, Woolworths, Western Power, Macquarie Bank, Mortgage Choice, and Broadspectrum.

As an identity security company, it aims to simplify how the world’s largest organisations prevent security breaches, increase employee and partner productivity and provide personalised customer experiences.

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