Sales and general management veteran joins Tufin to drive growth in APAC
BOSTON, MA – October 5, 2016 - Tufin®, the market-leading provider of Network Security Policy Orchestration solutions, has appointed Anthony (Tony) Richardson as vice president of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) Region, where he will oversee and drive sales management and general management in Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, Greater China region, Australia, New Zealand and India. Tony has over 30 years of experience in global telco, web/audio conferencing, cloud-based messaging services and telco/enterprise network vendors in the APAC regional markets.
“As a recognized global sales leader, Tony knows what it means to deliver on what partners need in order to grow their business, while at the same time providing true value to enterprise customers in the region,” said Kevin Maloney, SVP Global Sales at Tufin. “Tony’s deep understanding of the market, significant customer success and people-focused leadership skills create the perfect recipe for continued growth in the region.”
Tony’s career to date has included roles as regional vice president for several global firms, and country manager/president for five global firm subsidiaries in Japan. He most recently served as President, North Asia, for Premier Global Services (PGi). In 2011, after Xpedite’s acquisition by Easylink (now a part of OpenText), Tony continued to manage cloud messaging services for the entire APAC region for EasyLink and OpenText. Tony began his career managing sales and operations teams for companies in the telecoms and enterprise networking space, which included Sprint/Global One, Telecom Italia, Level 3 Communications, Nortel Networks, ADVA Optical Networking and Verizon Business.
“Cyber threats continue to escalate, creating new obstacles for IT managers who must keep up with constant, complex network changes while ensuring security and compliance,” said Tony. “Tufin’s orchestration suite answers that call, enabling enterprises worldwide to shore up their networks, while maintaining their business agility. I look forward to expanding our presence in the region, working with customers and partners to help alleviate their network security challenges so they can focus on running their business.”