22 May 2017
| Jason Mcgee-Abe
Megaport has today announced that Belle Lajoie, a founding member of Megaport and previously executive vice president of Asia-Pacific at the company, has been appointed to the position of chief commercial officer.
Lajoie, whose previous role has been backfilled internally, will be responsible for driving the global software-defined networking (SDN) leader’s sales strategy globally, leading global business development, channel relationships, strategic partnerships and acquisitions, and leading digital and regional marketing strategies aligned with revenue acceleration.
She will report directly to Megaport’s chief executive officer, Vincent English, who commenting the appointment said: “Belle has been with Megaport since inception and has been instrumental in bringing our Asia-Pacific business to where it is today. Belle’s experience will enhance our global business and we are all looking forward to working with her in this capacity to achieve even greater things at Megaport.”
Lajoie has been working in the internet industry with Megaport founder, Bevan Slattery for ten years, and has primarily focused on delivering large scale sales and operations solutions to peering, data centre, dark fibre infrastructure, and data services organisations. She has spent her career working as an integral member of leadership teams at both PIPE Networks and NEXTDC and is an expert at rapidly growing technology organisations from start-up to scale.
Belle Lajoie, CCO of Megaport, added: “I’m excited to lead the global team to continue to grow and expand at a pace that captures our first-mover advantage. Aligning our global strategy, maximising our channel engagement, scaling our sales engine, and aligning our customer journey to a self-serve, cloud-based consumption model are top priorities. We have a world class team driving upward momentum to capture the unique opportunity Megaport has created by transforming the SDN landscape.”