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Barracuda appoints Paul Crighton as Regional Sales Director
Tue, 7th Mar 2023

Barracuda Networks, a leading provider of cloud-first security solutions, has announced the appointment of Paul Crighton as its Regional Sales Director for Australia, New Zealand & the Pacific Islands.

Paul will be responsible for driving the company's sales momentum and channel program in the region and has over 25 years of experience in sales leadership and channel partner management.

Paul was previously the Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand at NetApp, and has also worked for BlackBerry, PGi, Symantec, and McAfee.

Based in Melbourne, Crighton will focus on accelerating the company’s current sales momentum and channel program in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. He brings more than 25 years of sales leadership and channel partner management experience to Barracuda and has successfully led companies through rapid sales growth and business expansion.

“We are excited to have Paul on our team with his deep expertise in business strategy and the channel partner ecosystem," said James Forbes-May, Vice President of Sales at Barracuda Asia Pacific. “As we continue to see strong demand for cybersecurity solutions in Australia, Paul will support our local sales team to harness best practices and deliver innovative security products to customers and partners in the Pacific region to safeguard their organisations.”

Crighton joins Barracuda from NetApp where he was Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, leading sales activities and business operations. Before NetApp, he was regional senior vice president of sales for BlackBerry and has previously worked at PGi, Symantec and McAfee.

“I am excited to join Barracuda’s talented team and to work together to deliver innovative and effective solutions that meet the evolving needs of customers and partners in the region,” said Paul Crighton, Regional Sales Director at Barracuda ANZ & Pacific Islands. “I look forward to contributing to the continued success of Barracuda and helping our customers navigate the ever-changing cybersecurity landscape.”