Finance software company BlackLine has appointed Todd Hunt as vice president and general manager to drive expansion in the Asia-Pacific region.
Hunt previously worked for Infor Global Solutions for more than ten years in several positions, most recently as sales director for northern Australia.
Based in Sydney, Hunt will lead an ambitious growth plan to accelerate business and customer acquisition across the entire region with a particular focus on A/NZ and the major Asian markets including Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Japan.
BlackLine employs five staff at its Sydney office but is planning to increase this to 11 within the next six months.
Blackline chief executive, Therese Tucker, said she expected the Asia-Pacific to be a high-growth market.
“Given Todd’s consistent record of sales growth, his hands-on experience, and his unyielding commitment to customer success, he will prove to be a tremendous asset in growing our presence throughout the APAC region," she said.
According to a recent study from Apps Run the World, the Cloud applications market is expected to experience sustained growth with the biggest showing likely to come from APAC, with a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2018 of 21.7 per cent.
The company host its fifth annual APAC User Conference this week in Sydney to serve the company’s growing base of clients in the region, with representatives from Boral, Optus and Wesley Mission taking part.
BlackLine has more than 100 customers and 21,000 users in APAC, with the majority located in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).