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Rapid7 assigns new regional leader for Asia-Pacific, Japan

The cyber security and risk management company has announced the appointment of a new vice-president to help oversee its regional expansion.

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Mon, 07 Nov 2022
Rapid7 assigns new regional leader for Asia-Pacific, Japan
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Cyber security and risk management giant Rapid7 has announced the appointment Rob Dooley as the new vice-president for the Asia-Pacific region and Japan (APJ).

Coming from VMware, Dooley joins Rapid7 as part of the company’s expansion into the APJ region.

“APJ presents a significant growth opportunity for Rapid7, where we continue to invest in our people, the channel, and new product development to deliver sustainable customer outcomes,” said Andre Cuenin, chief revenue officer at Rapid7.

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“With more than 25 years’ experience in technology and security, and having held sales and business leadership roles with tier-one consultancies, vendors, and systems integrators, Rob has a proven track record in scaling high-performing teams and will be instrumental in enhancing Rapid7’s position and presence in the APJ region,” Cuenin added.

The company, which is an industry leader in cloud-risk management and threat detection, is expanding its operation in the region as an answer to the increased cyber security threat present in Australia and its surrounds.

“As evidenced by the highly publicised cyber security incidents to recently strike several Australian organisations, it’s clear that threat actors are more active than ever and applying even greater pressure on cyber defences,” said Dooley, commenting on his appointment.

“It’s a challenging time for everyone associated with the cyber security sector, and I am looking forward to helping our customers navigate the complexities and strategically implement best-in-class solutions to stay ahead of attackers.”

Dooley has experience not only in the field of cloud security but also in operations in the region, having previously been the head of VMWare’s security business unit for APJ and a member of the company’s APJ executive leadership.

Prior to that, he was the Australian country manager for VMware’s Carbon Black cyber security company, coming from Accenture.

Dooley is currently completing a master’s in cyber security at Curtin University, having previously completed a bachelor of economics at Monash University.

He is a member of the Australian Security Information Association and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holds certificates in executive coaching and cyber risk management, and is a major player in the region’s cyber security efforts.

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