Tuesday, 05 May 2015 23:23

Rizzo takes over as head of SolarWinds Pacific business

John F Rizzo, SolarWinds Pacific John F Rizzo, SolarWinds Pacific

IT performance management company SolarWinds has appointed a new head of its Pacific region business, including Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

John F Rizzo, who will be based in Sydney, has been appointed Senior Vice President and GM, Pacific region, responsible for growing SolarWinds’ regional market share and broadening the company’s presence across the region.

Rizzo joined SolarWinds in 2013 at its headquarters in Austin, Texas, where he helped drive the company’s marketing activities and customer experience initiatives. He previously worked for Jive Software from 2011 to 2013 through its IPO.

Prior to Jive, Rizzo served as President and CEO of Zeebo, a 3G videogame and wireless digital content delivery company and was President and CEO of Informative, one of the first SaaS providers developing solutions aimed at marketers.   

Earlier in his career, Rizzo held senior positions at Apple and Intel.

Commenting on his appointment, Rizzo said, “IT is going through rapid growth and transformation in the Pacific region and I am excited to begin working with the team here in Australia and accelerate business growth and momentum in the region.”

SolarWinds president and CEO Kevin Thompson said Rizzo brings a “right mix of leadership and experience to the Pacific team.”

“His existing knowledge of SolarWinds, coupled with his global experience in managing international teams and charting operations for other prominent technology companies, makes him an ideal candidate for this role. We believe that John’s appointment will help solidify our position as a leading IT management software provider in this critical region.”

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham - retired and is a "volunteer" writer for iTWire. He is a 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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