Karl Thomson has been promoted to Asia Pacific pre-sales director.
Having been part of the Arcserve team since 2013, Thomson brings extensive knowledge of the product and solution portfolio as well as experience in the use and implementation of the solutions across private, public and hybrid clouds.
In his new role, Thomson draws on his engineering background to add value and drive innovation to the pre-sales process, focusing on enabling greater cohesion from sales through to the solution.
Based in Auckland, Thomson works closely with the pre-sales community across the APAC region and his peers in the US and EMEA, along with product management teams.
"This promotion is a great reflection of Karl's hard work as a major technology evangelist for Arcserve across ANZ and the APAC region," Arcserve APAC sales vice president David Lenz says.
"Karl's unwavering commitment and dedication to the support of our customers will ensure we continue to deliver solutions that matter as we continue to build upon our success in the region."
Before joining Arcserve, Thomson was a senior engineer for several reseller organisations in New Zealand. Thomson also remains an active member of the Kiwi entrepreneurial community and supports local up-and-coming technology ventures.
"Ransomware is now a major risk for businesses, compared to traditional hardware failure or a natural disaster," Thomson says.
"We are focused on changing the mindset of businesses to realise the importance of frequent daily backups across on-prem, cloud, and SaaS environments.
"I am thrilled for the opportunity to draw on both the sales and engineering aspects of my experience to ensure our solutions cater to the needs of solution engineers, promote greater adoption of technical best practice capabilities, and ultimately, drive greater data resilience for our customers and partners."