Megaport has appointed Bella Lajoie - a founding member and previous executive vice president for Asia Pacific - to the position of chief commercial officer.
According the software-defined networking (SDN) provider, Lajoie, has been working in the Internet industry with Megaport founder, Bevan Slattery for ten years.
Her primary focus has been on delivering large scale sales and operations solutions to peering, data centre, dark fibre infrastructure, and data services organisations.
“Belle has been with Megaport since inception and has been instrumental in bringing our Asia-Pacific business to where it is today,” says Vincent English, CEO, Megaport.
“Belle’s experience will enhance our global business and we are all looking forward to working with her in this capacity to achieve even greater things at Megaport.”
Megaport affirms Lajoie has spent her career working as an integral member of leadership teams at both PIPE Networks and NEXTDC and is an expert at rapidly growing technology organisations from startup to scale.
Her role in the new position will be to lead the company’s sales strategy globally, leading global business development, channel relationships, strategic partnerships and acquisitions, and leading digital and regional marketing strategies aligned with revenue acceleration, and will report directly to English.
“I’m excited to lead the global team to continue to grow and expand at a pace that captures our first-mover advantage,” says Lajoie.
“Aligning our global strategy, maximising our channel engagement, scaling our sales engine, and aligning our customer journey to a self-serve, cloud-based consumption model are top priorities. We have a world class team driving upward momentum to capture the unique opportunity Megaport has created by transforming the SDN landscape.”