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Posted January 20, 2014
Fitzpatrick Will Lead the Effort to Help Customers and Partners Implement Cutting Edge Security Solutions to Protect Against Online Fraud in the Region
Sydney, Aust., January 20th, 2014 – ThreatMetrix™, the fastest-growing provider of integrated cybercrime solutions, today announced Ben Fitzpatrick will be joining as Regional Sales Director for Australia and New Zealand. Fitzpatrick is responsible for driving business growth, strategic account development and channel-based sales programmes. He reports to Ted Egan, ThreatMetrix Vice President, Asia Pacific & Japan.
Fitzpatrick joins ThreatMetrix following a 15-year career in senior sales and sales management roles in the Information Security sector. His most recent position was with IBM’s Security Solutions Division, where he was instrumental in establishing and developing security product and services sales in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to that he ran McAfee’s NSBU (Network Security Business Unit), where he achieved over 300% year on year growth.
In his role at ThreatMetrix, Fitzpatrick will oversee the Australia and New Zealand team and its partner network. He will lead the effort to help clients reduce online fraud and increase revenue by implementing ThreatMetrix’ Cybercrime Prevention Platform and integrated online fraud security solutions. As well, Fitzpatrick will support ThreatMetrix’ partners with tools and solutions to increase their business and gain a competitive edge. ThreatMetrix is growing fast within the region, and Fitzpatrick is set to work with Egan to build on this momentum and take the company to the next level of regional growth.
With many projects already underway in Asia, Fitzpatrick will be charged with increasing ThreatMetrix’ Asia-based business. Egan will serve customers and open regional opportunities working from Singapore, Hong Kong and India.
Said Fitzpatrick, “I am delighted to join ThreatMetrix in this role. I’m looking forward to providing our customers and partner network with cutting edge security solutions to help protect against online fraud and increasingly sophisticated malicious activity.”
“We believe Fitzpatrick’s appointment creates high-value outcomes for our customers and partners within the region,” said Egan. “He has a tremendous track record of translating market opportunities into strong business growth. He excels at delivering best of breed security solutions and providing the highest levels of service to customers. His strategic insight and leadership skills are values that we warmly welcome.”
ThreatMetrix secures Web transactions against account takeover, payment fraud, identity spoofing, malware, and data breaches. The ThreatMetrix Global Trust Intelligence Network, which analyses 500 million monthly transactions, provides context-based authentication and Web fraud prevention to help companies accelerate revenue, reduce costs and eliminate friction. ThreatMetrix protects more than 1,900 customers and 9,000 websites across a variety of industries, including banking, enterprise, e-commerce, payments, social networks, government, and insurance. For more information, visit www.threatmetrix.com. Or call Ted Egan or Ben Fitzpatrick at +61 (0) 2 8073 4215.
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