NetApp, has announced the appointment of its new Area Vice President and Managing Director for the business in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), Matthew Hurford, the former Vice President of Solutions Engineering and CTO of Asia Pacific at NetApp.
“I am delighted to appoint Matt to drive the operations in Australia and New Zealand,” said Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan (APAC) at NetApp. “Matt has been part of the NetApp family for nearly 14 years and has long standing relationships with many of our customers and partners here, advising and supporting them on their digital transformation journeys. With him at the helm, I am confident our ANZ business will scale greater heights.”
NetApp recently acquired several cloud-optimisation businesses. It’s also, ‘continued to expand its market-defining position as a key partner and supplier in data centre modernisation, helping [global] customers build powerful solutions for artificial intelligence, core business applications, smart factory and containerisation. In Australia, NetApp has been delivering industry-leading services to local businesses and government agencies for more than two decades, enabling customers’ data services through innovative technology.’
“I am excited to have the opportunity to drive a leadership team that puts the customer at the center of everything it does,” said Hurford. “I’m looking forward to helping customers take advantage of the tremendous data transformation opportunities that lie ahead, supporting them as they embrace the cloud to boost their operational efficiency, data resiliency and rationalise costs.”
Hurford has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry ‘with demonstrated business acumen, client management and technological expertise.’ He holds a degree in science and still has a passion for ecology.