Veteran enterprise and IT sales leader to propel market growth and customer experience excellence
New Relic has announced the promotion of Jason Leonidas to Regional Vice President for Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).
Leonidas was previously Regional Sales Director of ANZ at New Relic, responsible for leading Enterprise Account Teams across the region and enabling them to achieve exceptional service and value.
In his new position, Leonidas will be responsible for driving customer success, ensuring strategic direction, and delivering business growth. Based in Melbourne, Leonidas will report to Ben Goodman, Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan at New Relic. The appointment is effective immediately.
Leonidas has more than 25 years of experience in the technology industry. In his previous role at New Relic, he actively recruited enterprise team members, expanded and hired regional leads in New Zealand and Queensland, and supported the sales team’s growth. He has held senior positions with Oracle Australia and Actian.
“We are thrilled to have Jason take New Relic into the next growth phase in the ANZ region. His team-building capabilities, sales acumen, and impeccable customer experience-focused mindset will be crucial in scaling our operations to tap into the growing demand for full-stack observability solutions,” said Goodman.
A computer science graduate with a strong pedigree in data management, Leonidas started his career as a developer before moving to business intelligence as a pre-sales engineer. He later became a solutions architect before moving into a successful career in sales.
Leonidas’ appointment comes after the New Relic 2021 Observability Forecast highlighted that 92% of ANZ IT professionals find observability of strategic importance to business, while 90% of IT decision-makers see observability as critical at every stage of the software lifecycle, especially placing high importance in planning and operations.
“At a time when the IT sector in the ANZ region is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.5% by 2025, it is clear that observability will become fundamental to engineers who are designing technology solutions for their business. I am delighted to set the direction for New Relic and help clients deliver the best customer experience through our market-leading, full-stack observability solution that offers real-time visibility across systems with powerful telemetry data, coupled with the ability to correlate, contextualise and visualise the data for impactful business insights,” said Leonidas.
The Observability Forecast also showed that 82% of respondents in ANZ expected to increase their observability budget this year, with 15% expecting budgets to increase significantly.