Friday, 21 February 2020 03:34

Frank Ong new regional VP of Riverbed ANZ

Frank Ong, Riverbed Frank Ong, Riverbed

Network and application performance vendor Riverbed has appointed 25-year IT industry veteran Frank Ong as regional vice-president for for the Australia-New Zealand regional market.

Riverbed also announced the appointment of Richard Steranka to head Sales for Asia Pacific & Japan, tasked with driving sales leadership across the region.

Ong brings to Riverbed experience in IT, sales, marketing and general management, having started his career as a programmer - and previously serving as Vice President of IDEMIA’s Australian operations.

Riverbed says Ong is responsible for leading the direction of the Australian and New Zealand teams and driving the strategic operations, planning and growth of the company in ANZ.

Ong also held a number of senior leadership positions including as Managing Director of Oracle Philippines where he was based for five years.

“I’m excited to take on a role in a market that is a priority focus for Riverbed, building on the growth the company has seen in recent years,” said Ong.

“In this complex, hybrid cloud world, many businesses are struggling to meet performance expectations. For the customers we serve, we deliver exceptional network performance and visibility for any application. I’m excited to bring this mission to life for the businesses we work with in the ANZ market.”

Ong will report to Steranka who has 20 years experience with leading global technology enterprises.

Steranka previously held the position of VP Sales, overseeing partner-led markets at Riverbed, running sales strategy and execution across many of the business’ international markets.

Prior to Riverbed, he held the position of VP Global Channel Sales and Operations at McAfee, and sales leadership roles at Avaya and Cisco.

“This is a remarkable time for Riverbed and I’m very much looking forward to overseeing the APJ region as we help enable our customers in this increasingly cloud and digital world,” said Steranka.

Steranka will report into Dan Smoot, COO and head of Riverbed global sales organisation.

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