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Zoom Appoints Bede Hackney as Head of Australia and New Zealand

Seasoned industry veteran to lead next phase of growth for Zoom’s key focused region

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZM) today announced the appointment of Bede Hackney as Head of Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) for Zoom, effective immediately. Building on a strong footprint in ANZ, Hackney will be responsible for leading and accelerating the growth of Zoom’s business in the region. Based in Sydney, Hackney will report to Zoom’s Head of Asia Pacific (APAC), Ricky Kapur.  

Hackney is a seasoned technology and business leader with over 25 years of experience in managing high-growth companies and large multinationals and driving business growth. Most recently, Hackney was Regional Vice President, ANZ for Databricks, where he was instrumental in expanding the company’s presence in the region. Hackney has previously held senior leadership positions with technology companies including Tenable, Nimble Storage, VMware and Citrix.

“Bede brings to Zoom his extensive experience in building successful teams and driving customer success. We are delighted to have Bede on board to lead our go-to-market strategy and spearhead the next chapter of growth in ANZ,” said Kapur. “Bede’s leadership and solid track record in helping customers solve business challenges with technology will be immensely beneficial in meeting the growing demand for collaboration solutions in the region as organisations embrace the new realities of flexible workplaces and reimagine their customer experience.”

“Zoom’s widely recognized brand and its reputation as an essential means of connection for businesses and individuals have positioned the company strongly to lead the market,” said Hackey. “I am excited to join Zoom and look forward to leading a dynamic team to scale the business in ANZ and drive greater value for our customers with Zoom’s platform innovations.”

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