McAfee, part of Intel Security, has appointed former Avaya executive, Luke Power, to lead the company's channel business in Australian and New Zealand.
Power will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic channel initiatives and partner programs to lead the security market transformation in A/NZ, according to a company statement.
Power has previously work for companies including Nortel Networks, Cisco Systems, Acer and Silicon Computers.
He joins McAfee from Avaya, where he recently served as the A/NZ channel director and ANZ chief operations officer.
McAfee managing director, Keith Buckley, said Power had a fantastic track record of building successful partnerships.
"I am confident his leadership will continue to strengthen our channel business in ANZ.”
During its recent annual Global Partner Summit, McAfee outlined several channel initiatives to help partners build profitable, sustainable security practices under its streamlined Intel Security Partner Program.
Power will oversee the rollout of these initiatives in A/NZ such as the CloudRunner platform, which offers partners on-demand access to deliver product demonstrations via the Cloud for free and the Partner 360 Dashboard which provides a detailed analysis of performance, rebate status, market development funds and more to help partners make better business decisions.
Power said he was committed to delivering a program that recognised the company's channel needs and growth potential.
"I’m looking forward to making it easier for our partners in ANZ to do business with McAfee by providing the tools, training, programs and resources to fuel their success,” he said.