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Exclusive: Kurt Hansen leaves Check Point

Exclusive: Kurt Hansen leaves Check Point

A/NZ managing director departs after 2 years at the helm

Kurt Hansen has left Check Point

Kurt Hansen has left Check Point

Check Point Technologies regional managing director Australia and New Zealand, Kurt Hansen, has left the company a spokesperson has confirmed.

He has been replaced by former Clearswift regional director, David De Laine, who has assumed responsibilities as of Monday 25 January.

Prior to joining Clearswift, De Laine held the roles at Intel Security, HP and IBM.

ARN understands that Hansen handed in his notice before Christmas and plans to concentrate on sailing in the near future. His last day at Check Point was Friday, January 22.

Hansen has a detailed biography on LinkedIn which details his lengthy 20-plus year career in the industry.

Prior to Check Point, Hansen was MD at F5 Networks for almost 5 years and grew the local subsiduary from $20m to $75m during 2009 to 2013, and the team from 17 to 70 people. In FY 2010/11 A/NZ was rated as the fastest growing subsidiary globally and had the highest attach rate of advanced application software and security solutions.

In 2011/12 he also led the Carrier and Service/Cloud provider virtual sales team across Asia-Pacific and Japan assisting his MD/VP collegues replicate a successful CSP strategy from the Aust/NZ and US Regions.

Before joining F5, Hansen was the CEO of AirData Pty Ltd, where he grew top line revenues by 250 per cent in over 18 months in the retail and supply chain industries delivering Enterprise Mobility solutions.

Prior to AirData, he gained sales and operational leadership experience while at Symbol Technologies, Telstra Wholesale, Cisco Systems, and Ericsson. In these positions he was responsible for increasing revenue and managing costs whilst building a senior high performing sales and delivery team. This was often by both acquisition of businesses, and incremental solutions sales, services delivery and major account management.

Hansen commenced his career in IT as an Army officer in the Royal Australian Signal Corps and holds a graduate diploma in engineering from Melbourne’s Swinburne Institute of Technology.

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