Elastic names Barrie Sheers Vice President of Asia-Pacific and Japan

Barrie Sheers, Vice President, Asia Pacific Japan at Elastic

Elastic, the company behind Elasticsearch, has appointed Barrie Sheers as vice president, APJ. Based in Singapore, Sheers will report directly to Elastic’s Chief Sales Officer, Michael Cremen.

What does Sheers bring to Elastic in his new role?

Sheers will lead Elastic’s business strategy and operations in APJ and will be responsible for overall business growth, strategic growth initiatives and long-term strategies to drive cloud hypergrowth, opportunities in new market segments, and increase customer lifetime value.

Sheers brings over 20 years of executive-level experience leading high-performing, customer-centric teams at some of the world’s largest cloud and enterprise technology companies. He joins Elastic from Microsoft, where he served as chief partner officer, APJ, responsible for building the partner ecosystem across Asia to improve sales performance.

Prior, Sheers was Microsoft’s managing director for New Zealand. Sheers also held senior positions leading the APJ region at Dell Software Group, Quest Software, Sybase and EMC.

What were the executives’ thoughts on the appointment?

“I welcome Barrie to Elastic. He joins us at a significant time as we build market momentum and accelerate our cloud business,” said Michael Cremen, chief of global sales, Elastic.

“Barrie’s deep expertise in the cloud market, coupled with his extensive experience in creating and executing go-to-market strategies in the APJ region, will position Elastic for accelerated growth and scale while helping our customers solve the problems that truly matter.”

“It is an exciting time to join Elastic and leverage my cloud experience to strengthen existing and new customer relationships and accelerate the company’s ongoing momentum to its next phase of growth. I look forward to empowering more organizations to accelerate the results that matter with the power of the Elastic Search Platform and our solutions for enterprise search, observability, and security,” said Barrie Sheers, vice president, APJ, Elastic.