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F5 appoints NZ partner manager to sustain local growth

12 Dec 2017

F5 Networks has announced the appointment of Jodie Tran as partner manager for New Zealand.

F5 focuses on delivering cloud and security solutions that enable organisations to work efficiently with their choice of application infrastructure.

Tran will be responsible for all of F5’s partner activity in NZ, ranging from onboarding new partners, technical and sales enablement and management of commercial partner programs.

This continues F5’s growth into the New Zealand market, having almost doubled its NZ headcount in three years.

Rob Malkin, F5 A/NZ regional vice president and managing director, says, “F5 has seen some great recent success in New Zealand.

“We consider New Zealand a strategic business and innovation hub within the APAC region, with our Auckland office also housing one of our major global support centres. The application economy is booming globally, and New Zealand is at the forefront of this growth.

“Jodie is tasked with sharing our transformation across our partner base, and her appointment demonstrates F5’s continued investment in the New Zealand team and to our partners in the region.”

As New Zealand’s demand for app services continues to increase, so to do the opportunities for companies who will be looking to hire local talent.

Tran brings over 10 years of experience from across sales and business development. She was most recently the Business Development Manager at Hypermedia NZ.

Richard Rogers, F5 country manager for NZ and Pacific Islands, adds, “more companies are choosing NZ as their base, and technology is fuelling this boom.

"As the technology landscape continues to expand, partnerships with the right technology providers are critical for success - especially with cloud and applications driving business growth. Which is why we are thrilled to have Jodie on board to drive our channel program," he says. 

"We’re looking forward to her building strong relationships with our partners to help their customers become leaders in today’s multi-cloud world.”

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