Cloud and security channel expert to scale channel operations for next phase of growth in EMEA and APAC
Zscaler, Inc., the leader in cloud security, today announced Paul Eccleston has been appointed as the Vice President of International for Partners and Alliances to accelerate the growth of the Zscaler™ channel organisation in the EMEA and APAC regions. In his new role, he takes responsibility for all channel segments and will lead and grow a world-class channel team to build successful relationships with the Distribution, Service Provider, System Integrator, Value Added Reseller, MSP & Alliance partner ecosystem in EMEA and APAC.
“We’re delighted to welcome Paul to the Zscaler team,” said Todd Meister, SVP Global Partners & Alliances at Zscaler. “His wealth of experience in scaling channel operations at a global level makes him the perfect fit, as we take the channel organisation to the next level to match the momentum we see for our zero trust based security service portfolio.”
The network of partners and technology partners enable joint customers to architect a solution that supports the changing needs of hybrid work and secure multicloud environments. Zscaler helps organisations to move away from traditional network infrastructures to the cloud securely, by using the principles of zero trust. The Zero Trust Exchange™ platform makes navigating change to digitisation a simpler, faster, and more productive experience.
Paul adds: “Zscaler’s proposition to the channel is the strongest I’ve ever seen, and I’m very much looking forward to maximising this opportunity in my new role. I’m thrilled to be joining a company that is actively focusing on the channel, by growing successful relationships with Distribution, Service providers, system integrators, value-added resellers, and alliance partners to address the explosive growth in digital transformation and zero trust security as an answer to ‘working from anywhere’ requirements and secure multi-cloud environments.”
For more than 20 years, Paul has created, built, and led channel organisations across EMEA. Before joining Zscaler, he was Executive Chairman and CEO of Nuvias Group a specialist security, infrastructure and collaboration distributor enabling partners to build successful and profitable businesses with the leading vendors in this space. Paul brings a great wealth of experience to Zscaler, having worked extensively with the leading partners and vendors in the industry including Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, HP, Dell, Symantec, Juniper, Fortinet, VMWare, Citrix, and Zoom to build successful channels and business relationships. As a highly respected channel advocate, Paul had been a member of many EMEA and Global Channel Advisory councils, representing all partner communities in helping to define channel strategies and implement successful channel programmes.