Mark Clayton becomes Datto's new VP for APAC
By Digital News Asia June 3, 2022
- Over three decades of experience in the enterprise technology
- To drive go-to-market efforts across APAC, expand footprint
Datto Holding Corp, a global provider of security and cloud-based software solutions, has announced the appointment of Mark Clayton (pic) as vice president for Asia Pacific.
In a statement, the company said Clayton will be responsible for delivering security solutions to managed service providers (MSPs) in the region.
Based out of Datto’s Singapore office, he will drive go-to-market efforts across Asia Pacific and expand its footprint in the region, it added.
Additionally, Clayton will be responsible for driving business growth and capturing the region’s enormous opportunity by leveraging MSPs and indirect channels to market, Datto said.
With over three decades of experience in the enterprise technology industry, including 10 years of which were spent in Asia, Clayton has a successful track record of delivering complex IT solutions to global enterprises and service providers.
Prior to joining Datto, he held leadership positions in management, operations, and sales functions for global technology leaders such as Nutanix, Dell Technologies, and Cisco in North America and Asia.
Clayton was most recently vice president overseeing Asia Pacific Japan and China (APJC) service provider sales at Nutanix, where he established and grew the company’s MSP business into a multi-million dollar business unit.
“Home to some of the world’s largest digital economies, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Asia Pacific are in critical need of reliable security solutions,” said Sanjay Singh, chief revenue officer at Datto.
“I am pleased to welcome Clayton to the team to accelerate the market presence in this region. His deeply entrenched understanding of regional business requirements, combined with extensive strategic and sales experience, will be a key asset to delivering important security solutions to this market,” he added.
According to IDC, Asia Pacific is leading the global shift to digital business, accelerated by disruption from the pandemic. It is forecasted that one in three companies in the region will generate more than 30% of their revenues from digital products and services by 2023.
“SMEs are faced with similar cybersecurity challenges as large enterprises; however, their ability to confront these threats is impeded by limited IT resources,” said Clayton.
“I look forward to accelerating continued growth in one of the fastest digitalising regions today, empowering businesses with mission-critical IT capabilities to succeed,” Clayton said.
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