Australian Cloud security specialists FirstWave Cloud Technology has recruited former Director of Microsoft Global Practices, John-Paul Burgess, to build professional services and local support.
As a key Telstra partner of almost ten years, FirstWave said the increased deployment of its Cloud analytics and content security platforms through enterprises in Australia has required the “rapid upscaling” of its services division.
“John-Paul brings local and regional services experience that will allow us to rapidly deploy, and importantly, locally support our growing cloud platforms with major enterprise and government customers,” FirstWave Cloud Technology, Managing Director, Steve O’Brien, said.
Since 2007, FirstWave has provided cloud security gateway solutions to Telstra Enterprise and Government customers.
O’Brien said as part of the growing demand for Cloud based security solutions, FirstWave is expanding its service and support teams to meet expanded work loads in Australia and the wider Asia regions.
With more than 20 years of IT services industry, Burgess joins the company with experience in building and leading teams in professional and customer services across Australia, New Zealand and Asia for companies such as Microsoft and NCR.
During his career, Burgess has built a security practices locally, as well as leading teams of over 70 Cisco and Microsoft engineers, consultants and project managers throughout the region in a variety of roles.
“I am excited to be joining an innovative Australian cloud technology company with huge growth potential,” Burgess added.
“Cloud technology services is in high demand and I look forward to consolidating and building a cloud service and support team right here in Australia.”