Joe McPhillips joins Cylance as vendor's first Asia-Pacific channel chief

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Joe McPhillips joins Cylance as vendor's first Asia-Pacific channel chief
Joe McPhillips

Cylance has appointed Joe McPhillips as its first channel chief for the APAC region, naming him director of Asia-Pacific channels.

McPhillips joins Cylance from Symantec, where he held the position of Pacific channels director. Phillips had joined Symantec when it acquired BlueCoat in 2016.

The new channel chief will take a key role as the AI-powered cybersecurity vendor embarks on its next phase of growth, driving partner sales across the region, including the developing markets of South East Asia and Korea. He will be based in Sydney.

“Offering cutting-edge security technology with a unique approach in the market, Cylance is at an exciting and dynamic stage in its growth,” McPhillips said.

“I love to build businesses, and it’s rare to get the opportunity to work with an agile young company that can deliver true value to customers. I’m looking forward to working with a highly experienced and successful team, and taking a strategic approach to developing the APAC business for Cylance.”

In addition to Symantec and BlueCoat, McPhillips' experience includes roles at McAfee, Riverbed Technology, CommVault, Netintelligence, BT and Fujitsu.

“Cylance is continuing its rapid global development with a focus on strengthening and expanding operations in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia,” said Tim Mackie, vice president, international channels and worldwide distribution for Cylance.

“With over 25 years’ experience working in IT markets around the world, Joe brings significant passion and expertise in developing and managing channel strategies to Cylance.”

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