Virtualisation and Cloud infrastructure company, VMware, has made two senior executive hires, in an attempt to strengthen the leadership of the A/NZ business. Raymond Maisano joins the company as A/NZ sales director for software defined datacentre (SDDC), while Andrew Fox takes on the new role of sales director, business mobility and end user computing.
Maisano will be responsible for driving the adoption of VMware NSX and SDN, reporting directly to the company’s A/NZ vice-president and managing director, Duncan Bennet.
Based in Melbourne, Maisano joins VMware after more than 15 years with HP and more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry. He was most recently in the role of general manager, HP Networking, Hewlett-Packard, a position he was in for more than two years.
Prior to that, he was the South Pacific general manager of HP servers for a little over five years. He also held the position of HP BladeSystem business development manager for two years and sales executive for three years.
Some of his other stints include working in Dimension Data as a senior consultant and in BHP Billiton in a number of roles over his 10 year tenure with the company.
As for Fox, he will be responsible for VMware’s EUC portfolio, which includes AirWatch. Fox will be based in the company’s Sydney office and will also report directly to Bennet.
Fox joins VMware after ten years with SAP, most recently in the role of Asia-Pacific and Japan managed mobility outsourcing director. He was in this role for two years. Before that, he was the company’s head of mobility solutions for two years.
Fox was also the A/NZ ecosystem and partner group director, partner sales director, and territory sales executive for SAP. Some of his other work stints include serving at NCR Corporation as its managed services and sales and marketing director and at Hitachi Data Systems as its vice-president and country manager.
Bennet said he looks forward to working closely with both Maisano and Fox to accelerate the company’s growth over the coming months.
“It’s an exciting time of growth and diversification in our business, and both Raymond and Andrew, will play key roles in capitalising on this opportunity, and working with our clients to drive innovation from the data centre to the device,” he added.