Tuesday, 23 June 2015 00:05

Singh crosses from HP to WatchGuard

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Gurkirat Singh, WatchGuard Gurkirat Singh, WatchGuard

Global security solutions vendor WatchGuard Technologies has appointed former HP Australia senior executive, Gurkirat Singh as northern region territory sales manager.

Singh, who is based in Sydney, is responsible for WatchGuard account management and new business development in New South Wales, Queensland, the ACT and Northern Territory. His responsibilities extend to supporting new and existing WatchGuard channel partners as well as developing strategies to generate leads and drive revenue.

Singh joins WatchGuard with more than 18 years of experience in the IT industry in senior business development roles, most recently working for Hewlett-Packard as Country Manager for the HP Networking business unit. The role specifically targeted strategic business development and channel strategy in addition to general management.

WatchGuard regional director – Australia and New Zealand, David Higgins, said Singh also held sales and marketing management roles at both Ingram Micro and Optima Computer Technologies where he achieved “significant sales growth for both companies and was recognised for his contribution in driving and exceeding revenue targets.”

“We are delighted that Gurkirat has joined us at this time in the company’s growth. He has a strong track record of success in sales and business development within IT and networking and will be a real asset to WatchGuard as we continue to protect private and public organisations from cyber-attacks.”

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