Fouladi will lead the Telco and Service Provider business across APAC, with a focus on sales and sales enablement
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – February 27, 2023 – Netskope, a leader in Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), has announced the appointment of Daniel Fouladi as Regional Sales Manager Telco and Service Provider for APAC. Fouladi brings to Netskope 23 years of experience in product strategy, network and security technologies and SASE. He will lead the company’s efforts to increase adoption of Netskope’s solutions and footprint among Telcos and Service Providers. Most recently, Fouladi was part of the team responsible for Verizon Business’ SASE product strategy and global launch.
Daniel started his career in 1999 at then leading Australian ISP OzEmail as a System Administrator, before joining the Australian arm of UUNet, one of the largest global ISPs at the time. After successive acquisitions, Fouladi integrated Verizon Business’ team in Australia, where he held a variety of roles, culminating in as global Senior Manager SASE/SSE product strategy. In this role, Fouladi was part of the global team defining the product and go-to-market strategy for Verizon’s SASE offering across all verticals and in more than 50 markets, which required extensive benchmarking of vendors’ SASE capabilities and strategies.
“In the past couple of years, I have done a lot of analysis to identify what SASE solutions were available on the market and their many nuances. I had to look into how easy it was for the customer to enable and consume the service, what actually worked, how well it worked, and the diversity of commercial models behind them,” said Fouladi. “I started working closely with Netskope, who became one of Verizon’s key partners, and I was super impressed by how agile and capable both team and solution were.”
“I firmly believe that 2023 is the year of SASE. From my perspective, cloud adoption and SASE go hand-in-hand, and a company can’t achieve digital transformation goals without a clear and consistent SASE strategy,” he continued. “My role at Verizon served as excellent due diligence for me in selecting my next role, and I chose to join Netskope because I strongly believe that SASE is the future of networking and security, and Netskope is without doubt the leader in the space.”
Based in Sydney, Fouladi joins Netskope to lead the Service Provider and Telco business across APAC, responsible for increasing the adoption of SASE, and the Netskope footprint in this sector. He will also work closely with the channel to enable Netskope key partners to better formulate the relevance of SASE to Telcos and Service Providers.
“That such a sought-after expert in our space chose to join the Netskope ranks when he had offers from so many others is a strong endorsement for us,” said Tony Burnside, VP APAC at Netskope. “There are few people with such solid expertise in both networking and security, and I’m sure Daniel will be instrumental in our ANZ, APAC and global growth plans over the next few years. His industry know-how and deep network knowledge will be invaluable internally, and I’m looking forward to working closely with him and seeing all the value he can bring to our team.”
Netskope, a global SASE leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security to help organizations apply zero trust principles to protect data. Fast and easy to use, the Netskope platform provides optimized access and real-time security for people, devices, and data anywhere they go. Netskope helps customers reduce risk, accelerate performance, and get unrivaled visibility into any cloud, web, and private application activity. Thousands of customers, including more than 25 of the Fortune 100, trust Netskope and its powerful NewEdge network to address evolving threats, new risks, technology shifts, organizational and network changes, and new regulatory requirements. Learn how Netskope helps customers be ready for anything on their SASE journey, visit netskope.com.