"We've had a great year of continuing to build momentum for Board implementations across Australia and New Zealand and are thrilled to have enabled our customers to move beyond legacy solutions and remain competitive in their various target market segments," said APAC general manager Mark Sands.
"We look forward to the positive impact which Chris will have in supporting our customers with their business intelligence and corporate performance management requirements analytics to develop new market opportunities both in Western Australia as well as across the country and globally."
O'Brien brings 25 years of global business sales and services management experience to his new role.
He previously worked at Symantec as an account director, at SAP as a specialist sales executive, and at IBM as a business analytics sales specialist
O'Brien also held sales and business development management roles at First Data, Trintech and Flexicom, and earlier in his career worked at IBM as a systems programmer.
He holds a a BSc in chemistry and a graduate diploma in computer science from University College Cork (Ireland), and an MBA from Edith Cowan University.