Fortinet Appoints Peter Saunders as New Zealand Country Manager

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) − a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions − today announced that it has appointed Peter Saunders as New Zealand Country Manager. He has replaced Jon McGettigan, who was promoted to Fortinet’s Regional Director for ANZ and South Pacific in April.

As Country Manager, Peter will provide direction for Fortinet's New Zealand operations, lead high-level engagement with key enterprise clients, and ensure that Fortinet's partners get all the resource they need to continue to break sales records. “My role is to help Fortinet New Zealand maintain the rapid growth that Jon and his team have generated over the last two years,” he says. “I will work closely with our channel partners to help them articulate Fortinet’s value proposition to clients and prospects. We want to solidify Fortinet’s reputation as the most strategic security solution provider for New Zealand enterprises, especially organisations in the finance, telecommunications, government and education sectors."

"We are fortunate to get a Country Manager of Peter’s calibre,” says Jon McGettigan. “Finding someone at the executive level who combines solid business acumen with an appreciation of the sales process is a big ask, and we are very pleased to be able to take advantage of Peter's ability to zero in on the key market drivers, and his talent for ensuring that all parties reap maximum rewards from their engagements.”

Peter has many years of channel and customer facing experience, having worked in senior roles within IBM and data analytics company Veda, servicing some of the companies' largest clients.

"Cyber security is a top concern for New Zealand enterprises and I am excited to be joining an industry leader like Fortinet," says Peter. "I look forward to leveraging my extensive experience in channel management and client service delivery to the benefit of both partners and customers."

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