Optic Security ANZ managing director Mark Lloyd has announced the promotion of Auckland-based national sales manager Mike Nugent to the newly created position of New Zealand general manager.
Nugent joined Optic in 2019, having spent twenty years in several senior corporate leadership positions, initially in Europe, where he was European area product manager for Ricoh, and then in New Zealand. Prior to that, he served several years in the Royal Navy (United Kingdom), where he specialised in secure and tactical communications.
"Mike has had a wonderful impact on our business since joining us, both in terms of being an enthusiastic and magnetic member of the team and his results for our customers new and existing," Lloyd says.
"Mike thinks big, and he understands what keeps CEOs awake at night. He speaks the language of risk, and he is able to do so in both the physical and cyber security space, and this is a fantastic and difficult to come by asset."
"I'm excited by the energy Mike brings to this new and strategically important role. His experience in leading high-performance teams to deliver large enterprise grade tech solutions in combination with his vision around security convergence and the role of security solutions as a business enabler position us well for success in the Land of the Long White Cloud," Lloyd adds.
"We have a fantastic team here in New Zealand, and I look forward to what we will be achieving together," Nugent says.
"Optic is unique in the sector as a provider of converged security solutions that address risks across the physical-cyber spectrum and that also act as data-driven business enablers for our clients."
"We live in uncertain times, and I'm energised by the prospect of partnering with more organisations across the country to manage their security risks and enhance their organisational resilience so that they can get on doing what they do best."