"Centralising data is a problem all companies face and we're proud to help customers across the globe implement solutions," said Fivetran CEO and co-founder George Fraser.
"Establishing an office in Sydney is an exciting step for us as we look to expand our footprint in the Asia-Pacific region and continue to scale our global business to meet rapidly growing demand."
Chandler joins Fivetran from SAP following the latter's acquisition of Gigya, where he was APAC managing director.
He previously held director-level appointments at Birst, CorSource Technology and Netchemia after founding his own SaaS company addressing the education market.
Earlier in his career he worked in US city, state and federal government organisations, and as a strategy manager at Deloitte & Touche.
Chandler holds a bachelor's degree from Willamette University and a master's in public affairs from Princeton University. He is a NSW Rural Fire Service volunteer.
"Fivetran is growing and investing in areas that are most important to our customers' success," said Chandler. "In this instance, that means timely, substantive, in-region support and a product that 'just works' for customers in Australia, New Zealand and beyond."
Local Fivetran customers include Afterpay, Boral, Sweat and Oneflare.