SUSE announces Matt Eckersall as new Regional Director

As SUSE’s new lead for the EMEA West region, Matt Eckersall will be tasked with further building on the company’s growth and will be responsible for all sales and go-to-market strategies across the region.

The role involves continuing to drive SUSE’s momentum in its Linux solutions business, while accelerating the growth of its expanding portfolio of software defined infrastructure (SDI) solutions. He will be expected to build momentum with open source innovation and focus on developing relationships with partners.

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SUSE’s SDI include Kubernetes and Cloud Foundry based offerings in addition to its storage capability — all of which enable customers to transform their businesses to capitalise on the digital economy, according to the announcement.

Prior roles

Prior to joining SUSE, Eckersall spent 20 years leading a number of high growth business units at Microsoft and Oracle. Key management positions included Sales Director of Microsoft’s cloud hosting and service provider business and senior leadership roles for Oracle Cloud Services in EMEA.

“It’s an extremely exciting time to be joining SUSE, especially as the team continues to build momentum through open source innovation, revenue growth and commitment to partners following the EQT acquisition,” said Eckersall.

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“As all companies navigate the process of digital transformation, they are competing to increase agility, manage complexity and reduce cost. With more than 25 years of experience under its belt, SUSE is perfectly placed to help organisations meet these business requirements. Alongside its partners, the company is adept at delivering first-class enterprise solutions and engineering excellence to its customers while consistently developing truly open, open source solutions. By embracing innovation such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and the Internet of things without vendor lock-in, SUSE provides customers with all-important freedom of choice and that’s something I’m very proud to be a part of.”

Eckersall will be part of SUSE’s global Senior Leadership Team reporting to EMEA VP & GM Ton Musters. He will be based in Bracknell, UK.

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Nick Ismail

Nick Ismail is the editor for Information Age. He has a particular interest in smart technologies, AI and cyber security.