Identity management vendor Ping Identity has appointed Ashley Diffey to the role of country manager for Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
Diffey was the company's first channel and alliance manager for the Asia Pacific region, appointed in January.
He will remain in Melbourne and will be in charge of accelerating sales and bolstering customer support and services to continue driving demand for the vendor's solutions in the region.
Diffey worked for Westcon Group as a national account manager in 2011, he also held channel roles with Commvault in Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) for four years. He later joined F5 Networks where he was first a partner manager for Telstra later becoming the channel manager.
“Ashley Diffey combines his strong security and channel business background with a proven track record in driving enterprise-grade solutions to the industry,” said Kris Nagel, COO at Ping Identity.
The company is currently looking for someone to fill the role of channel and alliance manager which will continue to be managed by Diffey until then.
Ping Identity counts on Baidam Solutions, Dimension Data, Fronde, NTT, Unify Solutions and Versent as some of its partners.
Ping Identity's Australian headcount grew over 30 per cent in the past year, and has more than doubled in the past two years. Australia is the current base for all of Ping Identity's APAC operations and encompasses sales, consulting, partner management as well as customer success, training and technical support teams.