Mimecast, the email and data security company, has announced that Jason Roos will lead the channel teams in Middle East and Africa regions as the company’s new Channel Director
“Our channel partners play an essential role in how we support our customers and expand our business into new verticals and markets,” said Brandon Bekker, Managing Director, Mimecast Middle East and Africa. “Having Roos 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.”
Roos brings 12 years of experience in the ICT industry, leading high-impact sales teams across all verticals. According to the company, he will manage all 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, a wholly-owned Dimension Data Group subsidiary, he managed 13 sales teams across SME, channel, mid-market and enterprise accounts and held several sales leadership roles. Roos also spent three years in New York working in the Cisco channel with a Cisco Gold partner.
Roos added, “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 enable an already robust partner programme. Ultimately we will capitalise on the strong opportunity that exists in the MEA region, for both Mimecast and our partner ecosystem, around email security, archiving and continuity.”