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F5 appoints director of channel sales, and a head of marketing

F5 appoints director of channel sales, and a head of marketing

 December 17, 2018

Two talented women have joined the F5 team in Australia and New Zealand. Kaaren Lewis is been named director of channel sales and Jade Meara joins F5 as head of marketing.

“We are proud to have Kaaren and Jade onboard to help drive growth in A/NZ through their strong technology and leadership expertise,” says Jason Baden, managing director at F5 Australia and New Zealand.

“As organisations are moving into increasingly multi-cloud environments, our go-to-market approach needs to adapt to the new ways customers consume technologies today, and cater to their security and application service needs for tomorrow. Kaaren and Jade will be vital in helping F5 on this journey towards providing secure, flexible and easily consumable application services," he adds.

Kaaren Lewis heads Channel Sales at F5 as director for Australia and New Zealand

Kaaren joins F5 from Commvault where she was director of channels and alliances across Australia and New Zealand. She brings with her more than 25 years of experience in major channel and sales roles across Australia, working for organisations such as IBM, Hewlett Packard and Dell. Recently, Kaaren headed up channel operations for Canon Australia.

“For the A/NZ channel, moving to an application-first era means the need to develop new business models, provide new security expertise, and overall be able to deliver the right solutions and frameworks to build and deliver apps that are faster, smarter and safer,” says Kaaren.

“2019 is going to be a big year for F5 and my focus will be on helping the A/NZ channel community share this potential for growth.”

Jade Meara is head of marketing for Australia and New Zealand

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Jade is in charge of running marketing strategy at F5. She joins  F5 from Nutanix with over 12 years industry experience. Jade has also held marketing roles at Ingram Micro, IBM, Konica Minolta and Pure Storage.

“I am looking forward to working with the F5 team as we look to help customers take their digital journeys one step further in the application capital era,” says Jade. “F5 is going through exciting changes with a lot of potential for growth in the A/NZ market, and I’m excited to be driving this with the team.”

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