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AvePoint appoints Max McNamara as VP & Managing Director for ANZ
Mon, 22nd May 2023

AvePoint, a front-running SaaS and data management platform provider, has appointed Max McNamara as Vice President and Managing Director for Australia & New Zealand. Previously the Director of Solutions Engineering at AvePoint since August 2022, McNamara brings a decade of experience from Microsoft-focused Antares Solutions where he served as General Manager.

As VP and Managing Director, McNamara will steer the development and execution of AvePoint’s ANZ strategy, liaising with internal teams, channel partners and customers. His remit is to help clients migrate, manage, and protect their data using AvePoint's Confidence Platform.

The appointment comes at a crucial juncture when ANZ organizations are striving to optimize SaaS operations and enhance data security. Data from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner reveals a worrying 26 per cent increase in notifiable data breaches in the latter half of 2022, hitting a total of 497 incidents.

McNamara is clear about the pressing need to address these challenges. He states: “It's become increasingly clear over the past 12 months that we’re entering a new era of SaaS management and data protection. Threats are rising, consumers are becoming more aware of data privacy, and brand reputations are on the line like never before.”

Adding that “With increasing regulation also comes the high financial risk of not prioritising organisational data,” McNamara acknowledges the gravity of his role, expressing his humility and eagerness to spearhead AvePoint's ANZ operations.

To date, more than 400 partners across ANZ leverage AvePoint's multi-tenanted management platform 'Elements'. This uptake follows AvePoint's announcement of a new partner platform, a training system, and services certification in early 2022. The company's strategy is to further accelerate its channel business in the region.

Among AvePoint's customers in ANZ are the Reserve Bank of Australia, HostPlus, Santos, the University of Auckland, Vision Australia, Cancer Council NSW, and Cardinia Shire Council.