Max McNamara takes the helm at AvePoint ANZ, charting a course for data protection success

Max McNamara, Vice President and Managing Director for ANZ at AvePoint
Max McNamara, Vice President and Managing Director for ANZ at AvePoint

SaaS and data management platform firm AvePoint has appointed Max McNamara as Vice President and Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand. Max joined AvePoint in August 2022 as Director of Solutions Engineering after a decade at Microsoft-focused professional services consultancy, Antares Solutions, where he previously was the General Manager. 

What does Max bring to AvePoint in the role?

In his new role, Max will focus on the development and execution of AvePoint’s ANZ strategy by working with internal teams, channel partners and clients to help them migrate, manage and protect data leveraging the AvePoint Confidence Platform. AvePoint runs an advanced platform for SaaS and data management to optimise operations and secure collaboration.  

Max McNamara, Vice President and Managing Director of AvePoint commented: “It’s become increasingly clear over the past 12 months that we’re entering a new era of SaaS management and data protection. Threats are rising, consumers are becoming more aware of data privacy, and brand reputations are on the line like never before. With increasing regulation also comes the high financial risk of not prioritising organisational data.” 

“The value of our work at AvePoint is not lost on me, and I’m humbled to be able to lead the ANZ operations at such a critical juncture in the region’s approach to data management. I’m looking forward to working closely with clients and partners to help protect the data of everyday Australians and New Zealanders, whilst ensuring seamless collaboration for firms.”

What is the market offering of AvePoint?

The organisation offers the only full suite of SaaS solutions to migrate, manage and protect data in Microsoft 365. The need for Australia and New Zealand organisations to optimise their SaaS operations and secure their collaboration is rising rapidly. According to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), there were 497 notifiable data breaches reported in the second half of 2022, a 26% increase compared to the previous six months.

AvePoint’s focus is the acceleration of its channel business in the region through system integrators, value-added resellers, managed service providers and distributors. In early 2022, AvePoint announced a new partner platform, alongside a new training system and services certification. Today, 400+ partners across ANZ utilise AvePoint’s multi-tenanted management platform ‘Elements’ to drive success with their clients and ensure collaboration resilience. 

AvePoint clients in ANZ include the Reserve Bank of Australia, HostPlus, Santos, the University of Auckland, Vision Australia, Cancer Council NSW, and Cardinia Shire Council, among others.