Appointment Underscores Commitment to Drive Growth Through Renewed Focus on Channel Relationships
LONDON – Feb, 24, 2021 – After of a year of record growth across Europe, Opengear, a Digi International company (NASDAQ, DGII, www.digi.com), and leading provider of solutions that deliver secure, resilient network access and automation to critical IT infrastructure, has appointed John Svensson its new Regional Sales Manager Nordics.
As IT organisations increasingly value comprehensive out-of-band management, Svensson will use his extensive experience to continue Opengear’s rapid expansion across Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland. The appointment comes amid record revenue growth for Opengear across the entire EMEA region. In the last 12 months, Opengear has acquired more than 200 new customers, signed up 14 new distributors, and expanded headcount by 20%. Financial services, banking, telecom, higher education, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, oil and gas, local and central government, computer gaming, online gambling, technology, and managed services are all sectors where Opengear has seen significant customer growth.
Recently, Opengear has pursued a programme of dynamic channel transformation, significantly extending the network of organisations it works with across Europe. In the Nordics region, Opengear signed a new agreement with Copenhagen-based SEC Datacom and extended its relationship with Exclusive Networks, a pan-European distributor for Opengear. Svensson’s appointment continues Opengear’s strategic shift toward local sales and presales expertise to increase business opportunities and expand collaboration with distribution companies, systems integrators, and managed services providers.
The former sales director in the Nordic and Baltic region for Gigamon also previously senior positions with Accedian and Viavi Solutions. “I’m excited to be part of such a dynamic, fast-growing company with a strong opportunity in the Nordics,” said Svenson. “I will focus on strengthening collaboration with associate businesses and end users, developing new opportunities, and becoming a trusted adviser.”
“While other IT companies have been retrenching, we have been recruiting,” said Alan Stewart-Brown, Vice President EMEA for Opengear. “We’ve enjoyed phenomenal growth across the Nordics and John brings deep experience in networks and sales across the region. He will play a key role as we improve our reach and redouble our expansion efforts. This has been another record year for Opengear throughout Europe, a year when network resilience has never been more critical to business-continuity planning. As this year unfolds, we expect further substantial growth, especially across southern Europe and the Middle East.”