DocuSign names former Telstra exec to lead APAC

DocuSign names former Telstra exec to lead APAC

Drew Kelton takes reins as APAC managing director

DocuSign has appointed former Telstra exec, Drew Kelton, as APAC vice president and managing director.

Kelton will report to chief revenue officer, Neil Hudspith.

Prior to joining DocuSign, Kelton has held senior leadership roles at companies including T-Mobile USA and Telstra Corporation.

Hudspith said he brought a wealth of senior leadership experience in international sales and operations to his new role leading DocuSign’s Asia Pacific operations.

“Drew’s deep background in technology and telcos, along with his success implementing DocuSign’s Digital Transaction Management platform as a customer, will help fuel the continued rapid adoption of the DocuSign Global Trust Network throughout APAC.”

Kelton said he was thrilled to join the DocuSign team and to lead efforts in bringing the global standard for Digital Transaction Management to more companies and individuals in APAC.

“I’ve experienced the benefits of DTM firsthand as a DocuSign customer, and I’m looking forward to helping organisations large and small go fully digital for dramatic ROI, increased security and compliance, and a better end user experience with DocuSign,” he said.

Prior to DocuSign, Kelton was executive vice president of T-Mobile USA’s business markets division, where he led the “uncarrier revolution” and turnaround effort for business and enterprise customers.

Prior to T-Mobile, he held senior leadership roles at telecommunications companies Bharti Airtel and Telstra Corporation, the largest mobile operators in Southeast Asia and Australia, respectively.

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He was also founding chief executive at Saturn Global Network, one of the first extranet providers for private global financial markets.

After five consecutive years of growth, Drew shepherded Saturn Global Network’s successful merger with IXNET and remained on IXNET’s executive management team through the company’s IPO in 1999 and its acquisition in 2000 by Global Crossing for $2.8 billion.

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