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ConnectWise expands APAC-focused team, extends partner support

By Catherine Knowles
Mon 16 Aug 2021

ConnectWise has announced several new roles across the APAC region, with senior executives joining the team in Australia.

These new hires are part of a broader growth strategy for ConnectWise focused on the Asia Pacific region, according to the company.

Harry Guy, most recently the APAC lead for LogicMonitor, moves into the role of senior manager, sales APAC. He joins Vikas Uberoy, who joined the company in late 2020 in the role of senior manager, APAC, and is directly responsible for account management.

Katrina Evans rounds out the senior hires, employed to the position of senior manager for marketing in APAC. According to ConnectWise, the new positions will focus on driving strategic alignment with partners in the Australian channel.

The roles will also provide locally-based support for partners, expanding the footprint of ConnectWise significantly across Australia and New Zealand.

Vikas Uberoy has more than 25 years of channel experience, much of which involved working with cybersecurity organisations.

He moved to ConnectWise from MalwareBytes, and has contacts and experience working across Australia and New Zealand as well as the rest of the Asia-Pacific region.

Harry Guy joins the company after building out the APAC region for monitoring platform LogicMonitor where he was first employed in late 2018.

As the first man on the ground in region, Harry established a presence across go-to-market functions and was focused on growing the team to more than 15 staff, whilst also improving new customer acquisition and customer retention.

Prior to this, Guy held senior roles at Oracle NetSuite and Autotask in the UK.

Katrina Evans joins ConnectWise following a planned hiatus and most recently held the role of senior marketing manager at SolarWinds for APAC. Prior to this, she was a senior manager, Integrated Marketing at Symantec (now Broadcom).

ConnectWise has also expanded its portfolio of partner success resources, which are aimed to facilitate growth in the region by supporting Managed Services Providers to enhance their technical expertise and enable them to provide additional resources to end users.

To that end, the APAC Implementation and Support Teams at ConnectWise have also been expanded, with the addition of two dedicated implementation specialists and three technical support specialists.

Team members have also been added to both the partner success and sales engineering teams.

With these new hires and expansion of resources, ConnectWise states the team plans to provide a strong platform for partner growth across APAC, offering existing and new customers a greater degree of support.

Guy says, “We have a laser focus on helping our current partners develop and enhance their cybersecurity and managed services practices.

"By offering them the tools and training to develop new and better services, ConnectWise is enabling service providers to innovate, offer better value and enhanced services. I am very excited to be joining ConnectWise at such a pivotal stage of the company's development in the region.”

ConnectWise SVP of International Sales Gregg Lalle says of the appointment, “We are very happy to have someone of Harry's pedigree join our team in APAC. He is a dynamic professional with an excellent, diverse skillset and extensive contacts in the region.

"Katrina brings extensive marketing knowledge and skills to our team and is highly regarded in the infotech community and channel across ANZ. Together with Vikas, who joined us late last year, they will be a major asset to our organisation's growth in the region.”

ConnectWise has also recently made several acquisitions, including consulting firm Service Leadership. This acquisition will allow ConnectWise to use benchmarking data for best practices to help TSPs drive better value creation, the company states.

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