Adaptive Shield Appoints Regional Director to Spearhead ANZ Market Push


SaaS security company Adaptive Shield has appointed Kendal Watt as its Australia and New Zealand regional director to lead its expansion into those markets.

The company says the launch of operations in Australia and New Zealand will help meet the growing demand for SaaS security as businesses increase their investment in business-critical applications.

Expanding our presence in Australia and New Zealand will help support the rapidly growing customer base in the region,” said Adaptive Shield Co-founder and CEO Maor Bin. “The establishment of our presence in the region marks a significant milestone in our global strategy and underscores our commitment to providing localized support for our large enterprise customers.”

“Bringing Kendal to the team, with his expertise and experience, will play a pivotal role in driving ANZ market adoption of SaaS security at a time when attack vectors are rapidly evolving.”

Based in Melbourne, Watt brings 20 years of experience leading successful cybersecurity teams in Australia, including at Abnormal Security, Recorded Future and Mimecast. He has worked with a range of companies from startups to multinationals and has advised on holistic cybersecurity strategy and GRC.

The appointment follows the rollout of Adaptive Shield’s new Fast Forward Global Partner Program, which aims to accelerate channel-led growth and deliver SaaS Security Posture Management technology alongside local support. Existing regional partners include Netpoleon and Restack, which provide services to Adaptive Shield’s customers in Australia and New Zealand.