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WatchGuard Technologies Appoints ANZ Channel Sales Manager

WatchGuard Technologies has announced the appointment of David Brennan in the newly created position of ANZ Channel Sales Manager based in Sydney.
  • 01 October, 2008 08:37

<p>Sydney – 1 October 2008 – WatchGuard® Technologies, a global leader in extensible network security and connectivity solutions, has announced the appointment of David Brennan in the newly created position of ANZ Channel Sales Manager based in Sydney.</p>
<p>Brennan has more than 10 years of experience in IT sales, customer service and technical support. He will be responsible for driving all aspects of WatchGuard’s Australian and New Zealand channel business, including managing distributors and channels and overseeing campaigns to promote new solutions and offerings to customers.</p>
<p>Brennan has more than 20 years of experience in pre-sales, sales, channel development and strategic account management for complex solutions and services. He was previously CRM Business Manager for Oracle Corporation based in Thailand where he was responsible for developing the business plan and go-to-market strategy for the Siebel range of CRM business solutions. In addition, he created a network of sales and implementation partners for the company’s CRM portfolio.</p>
<p>Prior, Brennan worked at Unisys in Bangkok as Regional Practice Manager for the organisation’s IT Security/Infrastructure Services Practice. During his four years with the organisation, he successfully established the Unisys IT Security and Infrastructure Managed Services Practice in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines and managed a regional team of 30 technical specialists.</p>
<p>Brennan originally joined Unisys as a Systems Architect where he project managed an infrastructure team and delivered a complex, distributed retail bank branch system at Siam Commercial Bank. He also designed security architecture and policies for several Thai retail bank branch networks.</p>
<p>" We see strong channel engagement as an integral part of WatchGuard’s ongoing success. David’s appointment in this newly created role is testament to our strategy of strengthening the company's critical industry expertise and having channel partners in Australia and New Zealand which offer clear differentiation and skills specialisation in key market segments. David’s appointment will help us develop and drive relationships that will enhance our customer and market value while helping to grow and strengthen the WatchGuard position in the channel as the clear leader in extensible security network management solutions,” said Scott Robertson, Regional Director ANZ, WatchGuard Technologies.</p>
<p>Brennan has also established and managed his own business distributing industrial machinery to the metallurgical sector. He commenced his career as a Technical Officer with Glaxo Group Research (now Glaxo Smith Kline) in the UK and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.</p>
<p>About WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.</p>
<p>Since 1996, WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. has been the advanced technology leader of network security solutions, providing mission-critical security to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. The WatchGuard family of wired and wireless unified threat management appliances and WatchGuard SSL VPN remote access solutions provide extensible network security, unparalleled network visibility, management and control. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support, maintenance, and education program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle and has offices serving North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To learn more, visit http://www.watchguard.com</p>

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