RSA Security Makes Four Key Appointments
RSA Security Makes Four Key Appointments
Strengthens ANZ and Asia Pacific management and technical teams, prepares for new business growth and stronger customer relationships
SYDNEY, December 13 2005 – RSA Security has announced four key appointments to its Australia & New Zealand and Asia Pacific operations. This follows a global reorganisation of the company’s sales and support operations aimed at broadening the company’s customer base, expanding its portfolio of products and services, and aggressively pursuing new business opportunities across a wider range of industries.
“These appointments are part of an on-going strategy to strengthen RSA Security’s operations in all international markets,” said Richard Turner, Vice President of International Sales and Operations for EMEA and Asia Pacific. “Already our fastest growing business, we remain well-positioned for further growth in the Asia Pacific region and Australia/New Zealand in particular. The addition of talents like Steve Terry, Claire Larsen, Gordon Wood and Jonathan Summer allow us to invest more in key customer and partner relationships.”
“The recent acquisition of Cyota will give us an unmatched range of security solutions and services, opening up exciting new business opportunities. It is important for us to have the talent and the structure in place to fully capitalise on those opportunities,” he said.
Steve Terry has been appointed Sales Director, Australia & New Zealand. He was previously Managing Director, Asia Pacific of iPass, based in Hong Kong. Steve started his career at Newbridge Networks in 1990 where he held sales and general management posts before moving to Motorola Information Systems Group as Country Manager in 1994. He joined Wang Global as NSW Sales Manager in 1998 and then advanced to the position of Managing Director – Pacific Region of iPass in 1999 before becoming Managing Director, Asia Pacific in 2003. He took up his new position at RSA Security in November 2005.
Claire Larsen has taken up the position of Marketing Manager, Asia Pacific, based in Sydney. She was previously Director of Global Marketing Communications for Rockwell FirstPoint Contact – a contact centre technology provider based in Chicago, U.S.A. Claire has over 17 years of experience in the technology industry, including marketing positions at conference management, field service management and helpdesk software, and contact management software firms. She began work at RSA Security in November 2005.
Gordon Wood has joined RSA Security as Technical Consultant. He was previously Sales Engineer – Security Products for McAfee, first in the U.K. and then based in Sydney. Gordon started his technical career as a computer operator at University Computing Company in the U.K. and progressed through client support, sales support, technical consulting and programming roles before moving to Australia and joining Hewlett-Packard as a Systems Support Engineer. He worked in UNIX support for the Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW before joining IBM Global Services as UNIX Systems Administrator. He then worked as a security consultant at Softway/SecureNet before joining McAfee.
Jonathan Summer has also joined RSA Security as Technical Consultant. He was previously Senior Security and WAN Professional at Hansen Technologies, a network managed services and technology company. Jonathan started his career as a systems administrator and network engineer for a variety of systems integration firms in Germany, and then moved in-house to Raiffeisen AG as Network Manager. A move to Ireland followed, to the position of engineering specialist in the EMEA customer support centre of Compaq, followed by another move to the UK as a security consultant at Internetworking Strategies. He later progressed to a senior position with Accenture Germany where he was a security engineer responsible for planning and deploying network security, and researching and testing new technologies. Jonathan relocated to Australia in 2001 to work for Telecom New Zealand as a security architect, before taking up his role at Hansen Technologies and then RSA Security.
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