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​Bold plans to “shake up the storage quo” as cloud player expands across A/NZ

​Bold plans to “shake up the storage quo” as cloud player expands across A/NZ

“Australia and New Zealand are up there among the most virtualised countries in the world, so there is a huge opportunity in this market."

Tintri, a producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualisation and cloud environments, has announced four senior appointments for its Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) operations, to take advantage of the growth potential in the region.

With Graham Schultz heading up the A/NZ team as managing director, coupled with the recent $125 million capital raise, Tintri aims to “shake up the storage quo.”

“I’m so pleased to welcome such a high calibre of professionals to the Tintri team in Australia and New Zealand,” says Graham Schultz, managing director, Tintri Australia and New Zealand.

Following the recruitment drive, Katie Towers has been named as northern region sales manager, Justin Ryan as southern region sales manager, Jason Stegeman as senior systems engineer, northern region and Tim Jones as senior systems engineer for the southern region.

As northern region sales manager for Tintri, Towers is responsible for driving growth and opportunities for the company’s northern region which include New South Wales (NSW), Queensland, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Northern Territory (NT) - prior to Tintri, Towers spent six years at CommVault.

Ryan joins Tintri as the company’s southern region sales manager where he is responsible for the growth of the company in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and New Zealand, joining with over 13 years’ experience in the ICT industry having worked with multinationals such as VMware, Symantec and HP.

Meanwhile, Stegeman has been appointed as Tintri’s senior systems engineer for the northern region, drawing on around 20 years’ experience in the ICT industry ranging from pre-sales, technical consulting, infrastructure and operations management, technical writing to project implementation at technology companies such as CGI and Veda.

Finally, as senior systems engineer for the southern region, Jones will work closely with Ryan to ensure any technical requirements for Tintri’s customers are met.

Previously, Jones has worked across a variety of roles including systems engineer, technical, enterprise and application architects in organisations such as Datacom, ANZ Bank, National Australia Bank and IBM.

Other recent Tintri hires also include A/NZ channel director Mark Migallo and Vanessa Curtis, senior marketing manager for Asia Pacific.

Migallo who oversees the channel and distribution of Tintri’s products and solutions in the local region, has been actively recruiting selected channel partners for Tintri - viewed as instrumental in securing a distribution agreement for Tintri with Avnet Technology Services at the end of 2014.

“Australia and New Zealand are up there among the most virtualised countries in the world, so there is a huge opportunity for Tintri in this market,” Schultz adds.

“It’s an exciting time for the business and I look forward to working with the team to help both our existing and prospective customers gain the most from their storage investments, so they can get on with running their organisations.”

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