ExtraHop Opens Operations in Australia and New Zealand
February 05, 2016
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ExtraHop is further expanding its global operations with the opening of offices in Australia and New Zealand.

This closely follows the company's announcement that it had opened operations in Singapore and brought on seasoned Asia-Pacific sales leader Danny Smolders as the new VP of APAC. The new regional team in Australia and New Zealand will be led by Kem Pehlivan, an experienced enterprise IT sales leader and strategist who recently joined ExtraHop from Riverbed.

Over the next 12 months, the company expects its APAC operations to grow rapidly in a number of key geographies.

"Our aggressive expansion in APAC reflects our commitment to the region and confidence in its robust and growing IT sector," said Jesse Rothstein, CEO, ExtraHop. "It also represents our ongoing commitment to providing the highest levels of service to our existing base of global customers. With the opening of offices in Singapore and now Australia, we can better support the regional operations of these customers, facilitating their growth and success."

"ExtraHop is incredibly excited about the business opportunity for our platform in Australia and New Zealand," said Eric Scollard, SVP of Global Sales at ExtraHop. "We have spent the last year and a half building relationships with distribution partners and major enterprise customers in Australia and now is the right time to make a major commitment to the market. With Danny's and Kem's sales expertise and deep relationships in the region, we look forward to delivering value to a new set of customers."

"Australia and New Zealand are home to robust industry sectors including manufacturing, banking and financial services, mining, and information technology," said Smolders. "ExtraHop's deep expertise working with Global 2000 companies in these industries uniquely positions us to help Australia- and New Zealand-based businesses gain better control of existing infrastructures and accelerate next-generation initiatives with the visibility delivered by our real-time stream analytics."

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