Friday, 16 November 2018 12:25

Ilic heading up Australia, NZ business for Zscaler


Cloud security vendor Zscaler has appointed former Actifo executive Budd Ilic as country manager for the Australia and New Zealand region.

Based in Sydney, Zscaler says Ilic will support and manage expected continued growth in the region, as enterprises increasingly turn to the company to securely connect their employees to applications, regardless of location.

Ilic has more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry and joins Zscaler from Actifo, where he was ANZ regional manager, building the company’s business in vertical markets such as financial services and telecommunications.

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

“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 Asia Pacific and Japan, Zscaler.

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

“I’m very excited to join Zscaler, the market leader in cloud security," said Ilic.

"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. I look forward to leading our ANZ sales organisation."


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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).



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