AvePoint hires Mike Prieto as Vice President & Managing Director ANZ

Mike Prieto, Vice President and Managing Director at AvePoint

Data management platform AvePoint has appointed Mike Prieto as Vice President and Managing Director, ANZ. Prieto joins the team amidst strong revenue and ARR growth across all regions. The appointment of Prieto is part of AvePoint’s increased investment in the region and comes alongside the appointment of Max McNamara as Director of Solution Engineering.

What were Mike’s thoughts on the new role?

Mike Prieto, Vice President and Managing Director of AvePoint commented: “Recent data breaches and ransomware attacks have brought data management to the forefront of business conversation in ANZ and highlighted the importance of robust and secure data management solutions and processes. With hybrid working, we’re also seeing an increased need to improve the productivity of a workforce that is primarily operating in the cloud.” 

“I’m thrilled to be joining AvePoint at such a critical time for data management and look forward to working with the talented team to improve the security of firms across ANZ.”

What is the market offering of AvePoint?

AvePoint has invested in its ANZ team in recent quarters to cater to robust demand for digital collaboration security and data management software. AvePoint runs an advanced platform for SaaS and data management to optimise operations and secure collaboration. It offers the only full suite of SaaS solutions to migrate, manage and protect data in Microsoft 365.

The need for stronger data management in the cloud is clear. Gartner found 66% of spending on app software will be for cloud tech in 2025, up from 57% for 2022. It also reported 88% of company boards regard cybersecurity as a business risk rather than an IT problem. 

AvePoint’s focus is the continued acceleration of its channel business in the region. Earlier in the year, AvePoint announced a partner platform, alongside a training system and services certification. It has also invested in its Elements for Managed Service Providers portal. AvePoint clients include; the Reserve Bank of Australia, HostPlus and Santos and others.