Proofpoint moves headquarters from Australia to Singapore

Proofpoint moves headquarters from Australia to Singapore

Changes see the departure of Asia-Pacific director of sales, Gerry Tucker

Messaging security vendor, Proofpoint, has relocated its Australia-based headquarters to Singapore as part of a restructure of its operations.

Director of business development, John Humphreys, said moving the headquarters was in response to the growth it had experienced across the Asia-Pacific. The change sees the departure of Asia-Pacific director of sales, Gerry Tucker, and the appointment of Tim McElwee. Ben Marshall has been appointed as technical director and he will be based in the company’s Sydney office.

“We also have reorganised some of our support infrastructure within in the region and have aligned our resources to help customers,” Humphreys said. “We’ve made a good start in Australia and we still have some way to go. The strategy here is to focus on channels and have a small team.

“We have to take a very partner-centric approach – that means building on the work that Gerry and his colleagues did and continuing to support our strong partners.”

Humphreys said Proofpoint’s goal was to grow revenue aggressively this year and expand reseller relationships. He highlighted Queensland and Western Australian as two areas he would like to achieve better coverage.

“There’s some room for us to selectively bring on some new partners,” he said. “My goal is to grow the business and I think there’s no reason why we can’t do that.”

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