Megaport to Expand Globally and Appoints New Senior Leadership Team
BRISBANE, Australia, Oct. 27, 2014 – Megaport formally announced expansion into global markets throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. The commitment to deploy into new geographies over the next 18 months is driven by growing demand for scalable cloud interconnectivity services.
Announcing the accelerated global expansion, Denver Maddux, newly appointed CEO of Megaport said, “The need for a global marketplace and an ecosystem that aligns to the needs of global cloud services and their consumers is demanding a paradigm shift in the networking world, transforming how, when, and where communications happen, services are acquired, and the flexibility the Internet of things demands.”
To support Megaport’s global reach, the company is announcing two strategic executive appointments effective immediately.
Belinda Flanders is appointed to the role of Executive Vice President, APAC and MEA. Flanders joined Megaport in January this year as Asia Channel and Partner Manager, and has been promoted to take the business and infrastructure into the next phase of its growth strategy. Flanders has extensive experience in the telecommunications sector including sales, marketing, and channel management roles with companies including NextDC, and PIPE Networks.
Brynn Maddux is appointed to the role of Executive Vice President, Americas and Europe. Maddux joins Megaport from Microsoft, where she was Principal Strategic Sourcing Manager and directed a global portfolio of datacenter and telecommunications carriers. Maddux has deep expertise in strategic planning, business and partner development, product strategy, and global relationship management.
Megaport was founded in 2013 by Bevan Slattery to create a new paradigm for networks and cloud services to interconnect — The Megaport Platform. Originally launched in Australia as an Amazon Direct Connect Partner, Megaport now provides on-demand, elastic connectivity to over 100 network and cloud services providers. With plans to expand in Asia, Europe, and the United States in 2015, the Megaport Platform will service over 25 major markets around the world.
For more information visit: www.megaport.com .