F5 Networks has appointed Carlos Marques as its new Director of Sales for sub-Saharan Africa. According to F5 Networks Marques will be reporting directly to Myles Bray, Regional Vice-President, Sales, UK, Ireland and sub-Saharan Africa for F5 Networks.
Marques’ focus will be to grow F5’s business and presence across the region, working closely with customers and partners to solve application delivery, security, performance and availability challenges. Marques joins F5 from HP South Africa, where he was country manager for the HP Networking business. With 25 years’ experience in the IT industry, Marques has also held positions at Cisco Systems, Motorola and Standard Bank. He has a particularly strong track record of working with channel partners to grow business as well as experience of working directly with major enterprise and service provider customers. He has also had substantial success in setting up and growing businesses rapidly across Africa.
In another regional appointment, Simon McCullough has joined F5 Netowrks as its new major channel account manager for the region, responsible for the overall channel strategy and execution for sub-Saharan Africa. McCullough is MCSE-certified and joins F5 Networks from Citrix South Africa.