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Veeam's Don Williams resigns, Shaun McLagan appointed as APJ SVP

03 Oct 2017

Cloud availability software provider Veeam has today announced the appointment of Shaun McLagan to lead the combined Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region as the Senior Vice President, APJ.

The announcement follows the resignation of Don Williams, Veeam A/NZ vice president after being with the software vendor for seven years.

McLagan’s newly created role brings the APJ region together under one leader.

Veeam’s Q2 results saw total revenue bookings grow by 18% year-over-year in the APJ region and the cloud business grow from strength to strength.

Veeam customers grew to 15,300 and partners increased to 5,300, further demonstrating the importance of this region and its contribution to Veeam’s global strategy.

McLagan is an industry veteran with more than 20 years’ experience across sales, pre-sales and consulting roles; a global leader that has held positions with leading IT companies including, EMC, Oracle and HP in Singapore, Australia and Canada.

Most recently, McLagan served as vice president of Asia Pacific and Japan for Data Protection Solutions at Dell EMC.

In this role, he was responsible for leading the strategic direction of business across Asia Pacific and Japan.

McLagan, who spent more than 10 years at EMC, previously led RSA in Australia and New Zealand.

“This is a pivotal time for Veeam especially in the APJ region, as virtualisation and cloud are enabling organisations to embrace digital transformation and shift their operations to being Available 24.7.365.

“Veeam is helping organisations find new ways to deliver value to both customers and partners,” says McLagan.

McLagan’s appointment – the most senior role in the region – underscores the importance of growing the business and servicing APJ customers and partners for Veeam.

“Asia Pacific and Japan form a critical region for Veeam as we are on track to be a $1.5 billion company by 2020,” says Peter McKay, Veeam co-CEO and president.

“Veeam enjoys rich relationships and synergies with partners, alliances, and customers across the region as they travel down the path toward digital transformation.

“Shaun brings extensive industry experience and expertise to the Veeam team and will be a strong leader to drive continued growth across APJ,” he adds. 

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