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Extreme Networks
Extreme Networks appoints Scott Peterson as global channel chief
Peterson will lead growth in the company’s global channel program and its go-to-market strategy for partners.
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WatchGuard Technologies
WatchGuard hires new channel and distie manager for A/NZ region
Based in Sydney, Liao will be responsible for driving all aspects of WatchGuard’s Australian and New Zealand channel business, including managing distributors and channel, and overseeing campaigns.
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Cloud
ExtraHop grows A/NZ team with first channel manager for the region
Based in Sydney, Tanya Hovagimian will be responsible for managing all aspects of ExtraHop's channel and managed security service provider business, including sales and solutions strategies and market development.
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Appointments
Ivanti continues appointment spree with new channels manager for A/NZ
Karen Nicholson will be the company's next channels manager for A/NZ. It comes a week after the company announced its newest CEO and board members.
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Cloud
Veeam hires new channel sales chief for A/NZ
Klasie Holtzhausen will manage Veeam’s regional channel teams and engage with its 2,500 partners and distributors to continue delivering data protection.
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Cloud
Nutanix hires two new channel leads for ASEAN region
It comes as Nutanix experiences particularly strong growth in the region, including 125% year-on-year growth for Nutanix in Singapore, and 44% year-on-year growth in Indonesia in financial year 2020. 
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Dell
Fujitsu appoints Anna Soriano as channel sales and distribution manager for Oceania
Fujitsu says the new role is ‘strategically important’ as the company builds on its position in the channel, with Soriano expected to work closely with other businesses that are crucial to the company’s channel model.
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Cloud
Nutanix appoints David Gage as channel director for A/NZ
Based in Sydney, Gage brings 25 years of experience working in senior management roles across tech companies in the A/NZ region. 
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Channel partners
BlackLine appoints Mel Zeledon as new channel VP
In Zeledon’s new role, he will oversee all alliance, reseller and outsourcing partnership initiatives as BlackLine continues its work in the finance and accounting spheres.
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Cloud
Dell strengthens global partner strategy with new hire
Dell Technologies has named Rola Dagher as the company’s new global channel chief, ultimately responsible for driving Dell's global partner strategy.
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Infosys
New channel leader for LogicMonitor APAC
Swapnil Shah heads to LogicMonitor after holding key roles at global systems integrators Infosys and Tech Mahindra.
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Cybersecurity
Zscaler appoints new A/NZ channels head
Based in Melbourne, Farrokhnia will be responsible for developing the Zscaler channel in line with the company’s growth strategies.
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Channel partners
Vectra AI appoints Dee Clinton as head of partner sales
Vectra AI also announced the signing of Netpoleon as Asia-Pacific distributor and partnerships with SecureWare and InPhySec.
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Data analytics
Snowflake brings on A/NZ partner manager to support growth
Over the past year, Snowflake has signed up 15 new channel partners across Australia and New Zealand. This displays the company’s increased focus on the geographies and a greater demand for data-driven solutions.
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Channel Manager
Malwarebytes appoints A/NZ MSP channel manager
Dani Ferguson will be a dedicated point of contact for Malwarebytes’ MSPs, driving efficiencies for partners.
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Partner Programme
EXCLUSIVE: Forcepoint global channel chief talks strategy
As a solution sold 100% via the channel, cybersecurity solutions company Forcepoint places a strong emphasis on its partner relationships.
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Cybersecurity
Infoblox appoints channels head for A/NZ
Kenneth Cartwright’s appointment extends Infoblox’s position in secure cloud-managed network services throughout the region.
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Cloud
Veeam appoints Janet Docherty as A/NZ channel boss
Formerly of Veritas and Symantec, Janet brings 20 years of experience in channel partner engagements.
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Cloud
Microsoft appoints new commercial and partner business director
Bowden already has almost a decade of Microsoft relationship management experience under her belt, having joined the business in 2010.
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Unified Communications
8x8 appoints A/NZ channel senior manager
Joins 8x8 after time at Oracle, Avaya and Optus to managing 8x8’s growing team of partners across the region.
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SD-WAN
Interview: Aruba’s NZ country manager talks channel strategy
“What we're taking to market is that message around simplification and having everything in one place.”
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Internet of Things
“Tell me why I’m wrong!” - Verykios’ (frank) view of the channel
Nick Verykios has been managing director of Arrow ECS A/NZ for coming up 15 years. He has insightful and incisive things to say about the channel.
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Managed Services
Exclusive interview with Rackspace’s new channel boss
Techday spoke to Angela Logan-Bell about her new position, what she’s hoping to achieve, and how she’s planning to do it.
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Channel Manager
The 5 qualities of a top channel manager candidate
The Channel Institute conducted a poll to help guide those looking to move their career in the channel to the next level.