Cohesity ANZ boss exits to join cloud computing firm Nutanix Australia

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Steve Coad, the Managing Director of Cohesity Australia and New Zealand has announced his exit from the company after completing 8 months in the role. Coad will be joining global leader in cloud computing Nutanix to lead the operations of the newly created enterprise division for Australia.

At the cloud computing firm, Coad will lead a team that is targeting larger enterprise customers. He will be reporting to Lee Thompson, the ANZ Managing Director for Nutanix who was appointed earlier this year. Coad says he is impressed by the company’s vision and leadership both locally with Thompson and a global level.

Coad will continue to be in Melbourne for the new role at Nutanix, where he is responsible for the company’s footprint expansion among ‘Australia’s top-performing companies’.

About Steve Coad – Head of Nutanix Australia

Mr Steve has a wealth of over 35 years of technology and business experience. His prior experience comes from various management roles he took up at HPE-owned Aruba, VMware, Cisco and EMC. Before joining Cohesity in January 2020, he was MD for ANZ for Big Switch Networks, during which he oversaw channel partner growth and drove the it’s regional business strategy for growth. 

Mr Coad also previously stepped into senior regional leadership positions at Cisco as its Country Manager for New Zealand, Sales Director for the company’s service provider business in China and the Director of Customer Advocacy in South Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Lee Thompson says that Steve brings a ton of enterprise experience to the role and comes to them at a pivotal time for the cloud computing firm. Together, they aim to create new value in terms of cost, flexibility and data control for customers as well as partners and drive the business and growth to its next level in Australia.

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Cloud computing firm Nutanix’s expansion in Australia

With the aim of leveraging and capitalising on the growing hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) market in the region, Nutanix had recently undergone a new segmentation of its Australia and New Zealand business. 

Thompson adds that HCI is not just another way to manage and store data, it is a business enabler arriving at a time when organizations and industries are playing innovation catch-up in a “new world.”

While the cloud computing firm’s segmentation strategy focuses on and targets the enterprise sector, with time, Nutanix’s new phase will also target the commercial, the federal government and territory sectors in Australia. The firm aims to gain more market share from companies still residing to outdated three-tier infrastructure environments.

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