Megaport Announces Key Senior Hires and Commitment to Singapore’s Telecommunications Market

Innovative Network Interconnection Service Provider Set to Open Singapore Office in 2014 to Support Enterprise, Service Providers and Network Partners

Megaport, an exciting new entrant into Asia Pacific’s telecommunications market, today announced two new executives for the company’s leadership team and its vision to become the leading independent network interconnection provider in the Asia Pacific region. 
Ms. Belinda Flanders joins as Channel and Partner Manager for Asia, with Michael Glynn appointed in the role of Strategic Sales Director for Asia. Both executives have a wealth of experience in the regional telecommunications marketplace.
Demonstrating its commitment to Singapore and expansion into the wider Asia market, Megaport outlined the opening of a Singapore office early in the second half of 2014 to accommodate the company’s sales and project teams. It expects the Singapore office to have recruited six people by the end of 2014 and a further 12 in 2015. Ms. Flanders, currently based in Sydney, will relocate to Singapore to coincide with the office opening and Mr Glynn will be sharing his time between Australia and Singapore.
"Opening a local office in Singapore is a crucial step forward in our strategy to engage with enterprise, providers and network partners in the region,” said Bevan Slattery, Chief Executive Officer of Megaport. "To achieve this, we need a great team to drive our success in the region. I am assembling a team of respected industry professionals, many of who have worked together before and achieved a level of success that other companies dream about. Belinda brings exceptional ability in the channel arena and is one of the most connected people I know in the cloud space in Asia Pacific. Combined with Michael’s track record as an exceptional sales professional that continually exceeds targets and delivers results, we have solid foundations to deliver on our strategy.”
Belinda Flanders, Channel and Partner Manager – Asia Pacific
Ms. Flanders will be responsible for developing and driving Megaport’s channel strategy in Singapore, involving XaaS providers/networks/data centres and other industry participants and influencers. This will drive awareness and adoption of its revolutionary network interconnection services in Singapore. She will initially be based in Sydney to establish Megaport’s channel program in Australia over the next six months, before relocating to Singapore to drive the channel program throughout the region.
Ms. Flanders brings over six years’ channel experience to Megaport, with a deep understanding of the needs of channel partners and how to deliver and maintain value. Prior to joining Megaport, she was the National Channel Manager - Carrier and Service Providers for NEXTDC Limited.
Michael Glynn, Strategic Sales Director – Asia
As Strategic Sales Director, Mr Glynn will be responsible for leading major and strategic sales opportunities throughout Asia Pacific, initially focused on Megaport’s fibre rollout in Singapore. He will work closely with the other members of the sales and channel teams to maximise Megaport’s success in the region.
Mr Glynn brings over 14 years’ experience as a very successful sales professional to Megaport. Prior to joining the team, he was Senior Wholesale Account Manager for Vocus Communications. He has also held senior sales roles with PIPE Networks, Pacnet and interTouch. His time at PIPE Networks and Vocus has given him an exceptional understanding of dark fibre networks and carriers, ISPs and service providers. In addition, his global carrier relationships in Asia and the USA make him well placed to drive Megaport’s expansion in Singapore.
About Megaport
Founded in Australia in July 2013 by industry visionary Bevan Slattery, Megaport is an exciting new entrant into Asia Pacific’s telecommunications market, aiming to become a leading provider of network interconnection services across the region. With over 100 connected cloud providers, enterprises and network service providers in Australia, Megaport improves connectivity by providing scalable and flexible connectivity options in an on-demand environment. For more information visit:
About Bevan Slattery
Bevan Slattery comes from a background in building successful Australian information technology and telecommunications companies. He co-founded and successfully built PIPE Networks Limited in 2002, a company that grew to become Australia’s largest Internet Exchange and Australia’s third largest metropolitan fibre network provider, resulting in the sale of the organisation to TPG Telecom in May 2010 in a transaction worth AU$373 million. His last venture, NEXTDC Limited, is Australia’s largest independent data centre provider in terms of geography and IT power capability and has a market capitalisation of nearly AU$450 million.
Mr Slattery has been recognised with various industry awards including: ACOMM Australian Telecommunications Ambassador of the Year Award (2009); Australian Telecommunications User Group (ATUG) Charles Todd Medal Winner in March 2010 for his “contribution to the Australian Telecommunications marketplace, including the construction of the $200 million PPC-1 submarine cable system connecting Sydney to Guam”; Queensland Pearcey Entrepreneur Award (2011); and National Benson Entrepreneur Award (2012).