Mimecast, a global email and data security company, announced an executive appointment to strengthen its leadership team. Jason Roos joins Mimecast from South Africa based Internet Solutions, a subsidiary of Dimension Data, as the new Channel Director and will lead the channel teams in Africa and Middle East.
“Our channel partners play an essential role in how we support our customers and expand our business into new verticals and markets,” commented Brandon Bekker, Managing Director of Mimecast Africa and Middle East.
“Having Jason on-board will bolster our existing channel relationships and establish new partnerships across the Middle East and Africa. Especially as organisations continue to migrate their on-premise email environments to cloud services like Office 365.”
Jason brings 12 years of experience in the ICT industry, leading high-impact sales teams across the country, across all verticals. He will manage partner and alliance based engagements, and is tasked with establishing a renewed, energised channel programme.
In his previous role as Executive of Sales at Internet Solutions, he managed 13 sales teams across SME, channel, mid-market and enterprise accounts and held several sales leadership roles. Jason also spent three years in New York working in the Cisco channel with a Cisco Gold partner.
On joining Mimecast, Jason says: “The attraction and excitement for me is in the competency, scale and reach that Mimecast provides customers. Our reputation, strong marketing presence and legendary customer-centric service delivery, will enables an already robust partner program. Ultimately we will capitalise on the strong opportunity that exists in the Africa and Middle East region, for both Mimecast and our partner ecosystem, around email security, archiving and continuity.”