Wednesday, 26 March 2014 19:41

Pivotal appoints first Australia, NZ chief

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Gavin Jones, Pivotal Software Gavin Jones, Pivotal Software

Pivotal Software has appointed its first Managing Director for the Australia-New Zealand region, with former Good Technology and Salesforce senior executive Gavin Jones taking up the newly created position.

Jones joins Pivotal from Good where he was the Vice President and General Manager. He also held various executive and leadership positions at Oracle, Avaya, Soprano and Sulcus.

Jones will be based in Sydney and report directly to Singapore-based Melissa Ries, Vice President and General Manager of  Pivotal APJ.

Melissa Ries said the appointment of Jones to the newly created the role “underpins Pivotal’s continued investment in the region.”

“The ANZ region has some of the more forward looking companies across our portfolio. We have seen significant interest for Pivotal’s technology and services across the board and is a fast growing market for us. Gavin’s appointment will help us steadily grow and give our customers greater access, attention and insights to support their local business needs.”

Commenting on his appointment Jones said “enterprises are increasingly being faced with making data-driven decisions. In order to transform customer experience and drive new revenue streams, our team will work closely with IT & business leaders in the industries to bring together the unique combination of Pivotal’s leading technology, Pivotal Labs and our Data Science teams to unlock this value.”


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