Barracuda Networks has announced the appointment of Mike Romans as country manager for Australia and New Zealand.
Based in Sydney, Romans will be responsible for leading the vendor's sales, channel and management operations in Australia and New Zealand.
With more than ten years' experience in the IT industry, Romans joins Barracuda Networks following several years working at Furniture Origins, a leading Chinese-based furniture manufacturer, where he was United Kingdom country manager and, more recently, vice president of Business Development based in the US.
"I am delighted to be joining the team at Barracuda Networks which is delivering the right solutions at the right time. The security and storage markets are undergoing exponential growth and as a result Barracuda Networks is experiencing growing demand for its solutions,” said Romans. “I will be working closely with our sales teams and our partners to fortify the foundations of the company’s ANZ channel strategy, enhancing business processes and the winning strategies to provide organisations with proactive, dynamic protection," says the new country manager.
He started his career at Parametric Technology Corporation where he worked for more than five years in several sales executive and engineering roles across different geographies, including the US, South Korea and Australia. In Australia, he was sales executive with responsibility for business development and sales in New South Wales and the ACT for the company’s suite of computer-aided design software.
Romans was also Manufacturing Channel Sales Manager for Australia and New Zealand at Autodesk where his responsibilities including managing a channel of ten value added resellers across the company’s range of product solutions.