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Nextech AR beefs up sales team with two top-tier executive hires from Fastly and Salesforce.com

The company has hired Zak Mcleod, formerly of Fastly, as senior director of sales EMEA, as well as Rory Ganness, formerly of Salesforce.com, as director of enterprise sales North America

Both hires will establish the company as a market-leading partner for all-things augmented reality across the globe

Nextech AR Solutions Corp (OTCQB:NEXCF) (NEO:NTAR.NE) (CSE:NTAR) (FRA:N29) has said it is beefing up its sales team with two top-tier executive hires. 

The company said it has hired Zak Mcleod, formerly of Fastly Inc (NYSE:FSLY), as senior director of sales EMEA as well as Rory Ganness, formerly of Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM), as director of enterprise sales North America.

Nextech said both hires will establish the company as a market-leading partner for all-things augmented reality (AR) across the globe. This will include introducing Nextech’s platform and tools to high-value markets such as higher education, e-commerce, virtual events, financial services, and healthcare through large client acquisitions across these verticals.

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Mcleod was senior sales director (EMEA) at Fastly, a market-leading edge cloud computing solution, where he rebuilt the company’s media, broadcast, and entertainment vertical from the ground up across the UK and other European markets, Nextech said.

His key wins include Sky News Arabia, Tomorrowland festival, and a large-scale image redesign with The Guardian. Mcleod also acted as a consultant for Ericsson Innovation Labs, where he advised on their edge computing strategy, and was a major account executive at Cedexis, a significant disruptor to the CDN & Cloud performance optimization industry acquired by Citrix.

n a statement, Nextech CEO Evan Gappelberg said: “I’m delighted to welcome Zak and Rory who both have their finger on the pulse of new wave technologies reshaping the way we live, work and learn, making them ideal hires as demand is accelerating and Nextech is rapidly expanding to meet this demand throughout the EMEA, and North American markets. Having talented salespeople with a history of success is key to driving revenue as we build towards our goal of $50-60 million in 2021.”

Mcleod added: “I'm excited to start with Nextech and begin working alongside and learning from the vast array of talent found at this company. I believe there is incredible potential to create truly immersive virtual experiences that inspire and change the world for our customers.”

“I’m passionate about delivering business value and enabling meaningful ways to connect with audiences using new technologies - in today’s world, solution providers must look for ways to introduce tools which have a positive impact on social life and the way we communicate together. I believe the combination of market-leading technology, Evan’s hunger and vision, as well as the experience and know-how of the leadership team across the business means we are uniquely placed to lead the way in the AR market across the UK and European markets.”

Over the past six months, Nextech has actively sought out leading technology industry experts who can elevate the company’s mission, provide value, and drive revenue across all verticals. Nextech has been successful in attracting top-tier talent from SAP SE  (NYSE:SAP), Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), and The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), among others.

Contact the author: patrick@proactiveinvestors.com

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