Megaport Appoints Daniel Ryan as Vice President of Sales, North America
BRISBANE, Australia, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Megaport, the global leader in SDN-based elastic interconnection, today announced that Daniel Ryan has joined the company as Vice President of Sales, North America.
This leadership addition comes as Megaport has completed the rollout of its North American core footprint with services available in 8 markets across 29 locations and an additional 6 markets across 66 locations globally. In his role, Ryan will be responsible for continuing to expand Megaport’s business throughout North America and supporting global go to market strategies. Ryan will report directly to Megaport’s CEO, Denver Maddux.
Denver Maddux, Chief Executive Officer, Megaport Limited said: “Dan has proven to be an effective and inspiring sales leader within our industry. He has a firm understanding of how companies interact as a value chain to form data services ecosystems. This, coupled with his deep knowledge of the customer sales journey, puts him in a position to drive Megaport’s model into new markets and verticals. All of this makes Dan the ultimate customer advocate as we at Megaport passionately value our customers’ experience.”
Ryan has over 10 years’ experience in the international data center market. He joins Megaport from IO, a leading global provider of data center services, where he recently served as New Market Director in the United Kingdom. He began his career in enterprise and channel sales with IO Data Centers in the United States where he took on senior roles in supporting and executing global go to market strategies and growing the company’s global footprint. Ryan is a passionate supporter of technologies and companies that innovate and disrupt legacy markets.
“With a clear focus on building a connected community through partnerships with both cloud and data center operators, I am looking to continue growing Megaport’s influence as the leader in elastic interconnect,” said Ryan. “I am excited to be part of the industry transformation Megaport is driving and to be working with such a talented team.”
Megaport is the leading, global, independent and neutral provider of Elastic Interconnection services. Using Software Defined Networking, the Company’s global platform enables customers to rapidly connect their network to other services across the Megaport Fabric. Services can be directly controlled by customers via mobile devices, their computer or our open API. The Company’s extensive footprint in Australia, Asia Pacific, and North America provides a neutral platform that spans many key data centre providers across various markets.
Megaport operates in 66 data centres across thirteen markets in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, and the United States and is currently expanding its presence into additional data centres in North America and key markets in Europe, including London, Dublin, Amsterdam, and Stockholm.
To learn more about Megaport’s SDN-based interconnection fabric please visit https://megaport.com.
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