Blue Coat Appoints Steve Rowland as Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific

Blue Coat Systems announced it has appointed Steve Rowland as the vice president of sales for Asia Pacific (APAC).



Previously, Rowland served as vice president of sales for the Americas for three years. Gary Olson has been named vice president of sales for the Americas, replacing Mr. Rowland. 



In his new role, Mr. Rowland will continue to report directly to Kevin Biggs, senior vice president of worldwide sales and field operations, and will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s sales strategy and execution in the region.



We see considerable promise in the APAC region, as the need for Web security and WAN optimization in that region has never been greater,” said Biggs. Steve has proven his ability to lead and inspire a Blue Coat sales team, develop new markets and apply great focus in getting our solutions into the hands of customers.”



Prior to joining Blue Coat, Rowland served as senior vice president of sales at Workbrain Corporation, where he led a transformation of product-oriented sales culture into an enterprise, value-based sales culture and expanded the company’s operations in EMEA and APAC.



I have a strong team focused on meeting customer challenges and winning in the marketplace and see tremendous promise for Blue Coat throughout Asia Pacific,” said Mr. Rowland. As companies increasingly move their business applications to the Internet, they need real-time Web security and an optimization solution that doesn’t require appliances in the cloud.  Blue Coat is uniquely able to deliver on both these fronts, positioning the company for success.”


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