XDR provider Trellix appoints Sam Henderson to lead APJ Channel

Sam Henderson, Managing Director of Channels and Alliances for APJ at Trellix

Trellix, the cybersecurity company delivering the future of extended detection and response (XDR), appointed Sam Henderson as Managing Director of Channels and Alliances for Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ). Based in Singapore, Henderson will play an integral part in overseeing the region following a new unified partner program, Trellix Xtend, to be rolling out in 2023. 

What does Henderson bring to Trellix in the new role?

Henderson joins Trellix with over a decade worth of experience working in IT services and software development sectors, with expertise in partnerships and business development 

Most recently, Henderson was Head of SAP GTM and Alliance for APJ with Amazon Web Services (AWS), having also held senior roles as Sales Director for Microsoft Azure at NetApp and Head of Cloud Technology and Partnerships, Asia Pacific Japan for software firm, SAP.

It was at SAP that Henderson also led the Australia and New Zealand partner organisation based in Sydney and was later tasked with Cloud Development for APJ out of Singapore. 

What were the executives’ thoughts on the appointment?

SVP for APJ at Trellix, Vicki Batka, applauds the hire saying, “Sam has a proven track record of delivering strong commercial growth with big-name tech giants. Right now, cybersecurity is on the lips of every senior executive after history-making breaches surfaced across APJ.” 

“There has never been a more imperative time to help arm organisations with effective cyber security architecture. Sam’s addition to the team will focus on strengthening existing partnerships in APJ and establishing new ones to foster our business growth,” said Batka. 

“An exciting challenge lies ahead for me with Trellix. The firm’s commitment to empowering enterprises, commercial businesses and govts to adopt living security is commendable. Looking ahead to the new year and the implementation of Xtend, partners can rely on Trellix to deliver stronger customer outcomes ensuring they’re put first,” says Henderson. 

“I’m proud to support its clients to address cybersecurity protection, which is one of the biggest challenges firms are facing today. As a people leader, I feel equipped to empower the team with a relentless commitment to further fuelling Trellix’s position as the leader in XDR.”