Nutanix has announced the appointment of Rowen Grierson as regional sales director for Sub-Saharan Africa. Grierson succeeds Paul Ruinaard in the role who has left to pursue personal interests.
A seasoned Nutanix professional, Grierson was formerly the regional sales director for the West, East and Central Africa regions, and with his new appointment will now add the Southern Africa territory to what is a growing market for the company.
Prior to joining Nutanix he served a tenure in the leadership of Fortinet and was amongst others the territory manager for F5 in Sub-Saharan Africa. With more than 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, he has a proven track record in business and strategy development, sales execution, and customer experience.
“I am very excited to announce this appointment in such a strategic region for our company. Rowen is an invaluable member of our team in Africa and his passion for customer and partner success combined with his integrity and his knowledge and experience of the customers and partners throughout the region will be a huge asset for us,” said Dom Poloniecki, Vice President Sales, at Nutanix, Western Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.
“I look forward to working with Rowen and his team as we continue to drive Nutanix’s unique multi and hybrid cloud offerings to a market hungry for innovation. Further, we wish Paul well in his new endeavours and thank him for the significant contribution he has made in building out the Nutanix business in Africa over the last 7 years.”
“I am thrilled to take on the extra responsibility in the region and work more closely with our customers and partners in Sub-Saharan Africa, a market where my passion for IT was first ignited,” said Grierson. “There is so much opportunity for Nutanix in the region as clients are looking for more cost-effective, innovative and simpler technologies to help them build out the systems they need to remain relevant in a more digitally transformed business world. We have a wealth of talent in our region and the time to elevate the conversation around our solutions is now.”