Disaster recovery and replication vendor Zerto has appointed Sean Abbott as its new country manager for Australia and New Zealand.
Abbott takes over from Matthew Kates, who, having held the position since 2015, has been appointed Zerto's strategic cloud account manager in the United States.
Abbott joins the role with more than 20 years of IT security and business transformation. His previous roles include country manager and area vice president of security policy company Tufin, and executive sales director at security software vendor Trend Micro.
“In today’s always-connected world, businesses need to be available to their customers 24/7 and to experience any amount of downtime puts a business at considerable risk, both financially and reputationally," Abbott said.
"In my newly appointed role as ANZ country manager, I will work closely with the local team and trusted partners, to further support our customers to overcome this ongoing challenge by leveraging Zerto’s best of breed IT resiliency technology.”
Zerto Asia-Pacific vice president Andrew Martin said Abbott brought the right set of skills to Zerto for the local market.
“Abbott’s robust experience in security and the protection of data and organisational assets, puts him in a very strong position to lead the Australian and New Zealand team to help support our growing customer base, as we continue to partner with leading cloud service providers and resellers," Martin said.
Abbot said IT resilience was more important than ever before, across all industries.
“There is a significant market opportunity here in Australia and New Zealand. I’m looking forward to working with our customers to help them build resilient IT infrastructures, from which they can drive their digital transformation projects,” he said.
“Our customers come from a wide breadth of industries, including financial services, government, healthcare and insurance. Increasingly, they have aggressive service level targets to improve and protect customer experience. I look forward to helping Australian and New Zealand organisations to transform, disrupt, and innovative to drive further business growth.”