Story image appoints in-house ANZ sales director

06 Nov 12

Symantec has today appointed Tim Bentley as the new regional sales director for the business in the Pacific region.

Based in Sydney, Bentley's promotion will see him responsible for expanding the company’s market presence and accelerating new business opportunities with customers looking to utilise cloud-based offerings.

Prior to the appointment Bentley was the regional sales manager for the business where he helped customers move to the cloud by removing some of their IT budgetary and operational constraints.

“Tim brings a wealth of experience to the regional sales director role," says Brenton Smith, vice president & managing director, Pacific Region, Symantec.

"His strategic knowledge of the portfolio will be of great benefit for our local sales teams as well as customers and partners."

With over 12 years of experience in the IT industry, Symantec says Bentley played a crucial role in making solutions accessible for businesses throughout ANZ.

Prior to his time at, Bentley worked for MessageLabs UK, where he headed up enterprise sales in the Australian market, and Cable & Wireless coordinating specialist sales teams.

“Since establishing a presence in Australia in 2003, the business has been hugely successful,” Bentley says.

“We are proud to count 14 of the top 15 banks as customers and are able to provide the same shared services with guaranteed outcomes and service level agreements to all sizes and all types of businesses.

“Today many of our customers invest in solutions not only for our email and web security solutions but also for our email archiving solutions.

"Such as, which is driving rapid growth for us in the Australian and New Zealand markets, as companies look to resolve email archiving headaches for good.” has also invested in two data centres in Australia which the company believe will help service the needs of local customers and further boost the resilience of its cloud services infrastructure locally.

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