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Zscaler appoints cloud and security channel expert

Wed, 16th Feb 2022
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Cloud security firm Zscaler has announced the appointment of Paul Eccleston as the vice president of international for partners and alliances.

The company says Eccleston's appointment will accelerate the growth of the Zscaler channel organisation in the Europe, Middle East and Africa and Asia Pacific regions.

In his new role, Eccleston takes responsibility for all channel segments and will lead and grow a world-class channel team to build successful relationships with the service provider, system integrator, value added reseller, MSP - alliance partner ecosystem in EMEA and APAC.

"We are delighted to welcome Paul to the Zscaler team," says Todd Meister, senior vice president of 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," he says.

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.

Eccleston adds, "Zscaler's proposition to the channel is the strongest I have ever seen, and I am very much looking forward to maximising this opportunity in my new role.

"I am thrilled to be joining a company that is actively focusing on the channel, by growing successful relationships with 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," he says.

For more than 20 years, Eccleston has created, built, and led channel organisations across EMEA. Before joining Zscaler, he was executive chairman and chief executive officer 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.

Eccleston 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, he 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.

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