SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA–(Marketwired – May 4, 2015) – SolarWinds ( NYSE : SWI ), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT performance management software, announced today that John F. Rizzo, has been appointed as Senior Vice President and General Manager for SolarWinds, Pacific Region (Australia, New Zealand and Japan).
Based in Sydney, Rizzo will be responsible for leading SolarWinds’ overall strategy to solve real IT problems aligned to local market needs, growing its regional market share and broadening SolarWinds’ presence across the territory. In addition, Rizzo will be responsible for growing the sales teams and articulating the SolarWinds technology vision in the region.
“IT is going through rapid growth and transformation in the Pacific region and I am excited to begin working with the team here in Australia and accelerate business growth and momentum in the region,” said Rizzo.
“John brings a right mix of leadership and experience to the Pacific team,” said Kevin Thompson, President and CEO, SolarWinds. “His existing knowledge of SolarWinds, coupled with his global experience in managing international teams and charting operations for other prominent technology companies, makes him an ideal candidate for this role. We believe that John’s appointment will help solidify our position as a leading IT management software provider in this critical region.”
Rizzo joined SolarWinds in 2013 at its headquarters in Austin, Texas, where he helped drive the company’s marketing activities and customer experience initiatives. Previously, Rizzo was Chief Marketing Officer of Jive Software from 2011 to 2013 through its IPO. Prior to Jive, he served as President and CEO of Zeebo, a 3G videogame and wireless digital content delivery company and was President and CEO of Informative, one of the first SaaS providers developing solutions aimed at marketers. Earlier in his career he held senior positions at Apple and Intel.
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