Menu
Zscaler appoints new A/NZ boss

Zscaler appoints new A/NZ boss

Budd Ilic tasked with “supporting and managing” continued growth

Budd Ilic (Zscaler)

Budd Ilic (Zscaler)

Credit: Zscaler

Zscaler has appointed Budd Ilic as country manager of Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ), replacing Sean Kopelke who exited the vendor in May.

Based in Sydney, Ilic is tasked with “supporting and managing” continued growth in the region, amid wider Asia Pacific expansion plans.

“Zscaler is experiencing increasing demand for our solutions throughout the region, and to support that demand we are committed to building a team with impressive experience and talent,” said Scott Robertson, vice president of Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) at Zscaler.

“We are thrilled to welcome Budd, a dynamic leader with deep knowledge of the A/NZ market and a proven record in customer growth and regional management excellence.”

Ilic joins the security specialists with more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, coming from Actifo, where he was A/NZ regional manager.

Previously, Ilic helped builds the Federal Government business at VMware and worked in consulting, pre-sales, and sales management positions for VMware, EMC, Dimension Data, and Ferntree.

“The cloud and mobility are disrupting the traditional network security model, and enterprises everywhere are turning to the purpose-built Zscaler cloud to enable their secure network transformation,” Ilic added.

Ilic replaces Kopelke in the role, following his departure in May.

As reported by ARN, Kopelke has since been appointed as vice president of solutions engineering across APJ for Riverbed, which specialises in network performance technologies.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags zscaler

Featured

Slideshows

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

More than 500 channel leaders gathered in Auckland on 21 October at the ​Reseller News Innovation Awards ​2020 to celebrate the achievements of the New Zealand technology industry's top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners
Meet the winners of the 2020 Reseller News Innovation Awards

Meet the winners of the 2020 Reseller News Innovation Awards

Reseller News honoured the standout players of the New Zealand channel in front of more than 500 technology leaders in Auckland on 21 October, recognising the achievements of top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Meet the winners of the 2020 Reseller News Innovation Awards
Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

This year’s Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards were held as an integral part of the first entirely virtual Emerging Leaders​ forum, an annual event dedicated to identifying, educating and showcasing the New Zealand technology market’s rising stars. The 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 recognised the outstanding achievements and business excellence of 30 talented individuals​, across both young leaders and those just starting out. In this slideshow, Reseller News honours this year's winners and captures their thoughts about how their ideas of leadership have changed over time.​

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners
Show Comments