David is responsible for driving the strategic direction for NEXTDC's revenue and customer facing organisation, which combines the sales, marketing, delivery, security, products, customer experience & customer success teams.
NEXTDC is widely known for their commitment to providing best-in-class quality and exemplary service to organisations. To support NEXTDC’s proactive stance in helping customers address their rapidly changing requirements, David’s focus is building a unified voice of the customer across the organisation, with a close focus on deepening customer engagement and partner relationships.
Prior to David’s role as Chief Customer and Commercial Officer at NEXTDC, he was responsible for driving the strategic direction for NEXTDC's information technology and software development groups. This included the Companies strategic transformation projects that underpinned NEXTDC’s ability to deliver exemplary customer support and experience initiatives across the company, whilst deepening engagement with NEXTDC's customers and partners.
David is a successful and dynamic business innovator with a distinguished career in technology across APAC, covering security, storage, cloud computing and brokerage, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and more.
With an in-depth knowledge of internet-based industries, David is well regarded for his ability to think strategically while implementing hands-on solutions. David’s leadership and communication strengths have enabled him to develop a reputable name for building strong, high performing teams through disciplined execution and leading by example.
Prior to joining NEXTDC, David was based in Hong Kong as the Vice President and General Manager,at Parallels, a virtualisation and cloud automation technology company.
Before working at Parallels, David held several senior positions at Symantec where he achieved tremendous growth and success for the business. David was instrumental in establishing Symantec in ANZ as a leading provider of security and storage solutions. His most recent position was Vice President – Sales (Channel/SMB/GSP) in APJ. Prior to that, David was the Senior Director – Enterprise Sales and Partners in APAC, responsible for driving revenue and operational best practice in the enterprise and channel business across ANZ.