Zerto ANZ Country Manager Receives CEO Magazine Sales Executive of the Year Award Finalist Distinction
Matthew Kates Recognised for Growing Enterprise Customer and Partner Base 500% YoY with Expansion into Education, Financial Services, Government, and Hosting Services
Sydney – October 12, 2015 – Zerto, setting the standard for protection, recovery and migration of data in cloud and virtualised data centres, today announced Zerto ANZ Country Manager Receives CEO Magazine Sales Executive of the Year Award Finalist Distinction. Matthew Kates was recognised for growing enterprise customer and partner base 500% YoY with expansion into education, financial services, government, and hosting services. In addition to fostering mutually beneficial business relationships with tier one partners such as Datacom, Thomas Dureya, and VMTech, and its relationship with technology leaders such as Amazon Web Services, Kates supported Zerto’s Asia-Pacific and Japan team growth to execute on its go-to-market strategy.
As sales director and country manager for Zerto ANZ Kates has been pivotal in not only opening the Australia and New Zealand operations, but helping to launch Zerto across the Asia-Pacific and Japan region back in January 2014. He has been responsible for recruiting new hires, partners, alliances and securing customers from the ground up. His extensive knowledge of BC/DR enterprise software combined with his strong business and partner community reputation known for his depth of product and service knowledge provides a competitive advantage. Day-to-day, Kates’ focus on creating a vibrant culture balanced with a high performing organisation supported by rigorous lead generation processes and channel strategy execution continues to add to an ever expanding organisation.
Chris Dutton, CEO and Founder, CEO Magazine
“This new award recognises some of the best sales executives in Australia, which we received many more applications than we envisioned. Sales executives are of vital importance to the success of any organisation, and we’re delighted to see this new category become widely embraced as a noteworthy distinction. Seeing strong participation from both well established companies and rapidly growing start-ups such as Zerto is a testament to the new breed of sales executives taking the lead in their businesses to help drive strategic growth.”
Andrew Martin, Director APAC and Japan, Zerto
“From the early days of opening Zerto’s Asia-Pacific operations Matt has been a preeminent force taking a non-existent regional operation, and turning it into a high-functioning engine to propel Zerto’s global growth forward. With the ANZ market’s adoption of cloud-based technologies and services leading the rest of the world Matt has excellently positioned Zerto to out-perform growth targets, while laying the foundation for additional business investments as organisations maximise the value of their IT investments by using Zerto for much more than BC/DR. We’re delighted a leading publication and Matt’s peers have recognised him for these efforts, and congratulate him on this distinction as we look forward to his ongoing success and contributions to Zerto’s APJ leadership team.”
About CEO Magazine’s Executive of the Year Awards
The Executive of the Year Awards is one of the most important and prestigious events on the calendar for hundreds of leading executives across Australia. The awards themselves do not focus on a company’s success, as many do, but the spotlight is on the success of individuals who make the corporations tick – namely senior executives such as CEOs, Managing Directors, CFOs, CIOs, Directors, and senior-level management. The awards recognise the achievements of individual executives over the past year and the contributions they have made to their companies. Now in its fourth year, the 2015 Executive of the Year Awards, to be held in November at Crown Melbourne, is anticipated to be the biggest yet with more than 550 guests and nominees from the country’s most respected and innovative brands.
Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform, organisations can seamlessly move and protect virtualised workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company’s flagship product, Zerto Virtual Replication, has become the standard for protection, recovery and migration of applications in cloud and virtualised data centers, and won numerous awards, including Best of Show at VMworld 2011, Best of VMworld Europe 2014, as well as 2011, 2012 and 2013 Product of the Year Awards for its innovative hypervisor-based replication approach. For more information, go to www.zerto.com.