HubSpot has appointed David Shepherd as its first country manager and director of sales for Australia and New Zealand.

Shepherd has been at the company for the last eight years and will be responsible for overall management and leadership of the ANZ sales team.

He will be based in Sydney helping develop the company’s business across Australia and New Zealand, working closely on cross functional initiatives with customer success, marketing, IT and people operations teams to ensure HubSpot continues on its impressive growth trajectory in the region.

HubSpot said over the past 24 months, the ANZ branch has expanded its team by 59 per cent.

Shepherd said, “I’m so proud of what we’ve achieved here so far – we’ve grown at lightning speed and have built a remarkably talented team in Sydney who truly care about helping our customers to grow their businesses.

“Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of our economy, and I’m extremely passionate about our mission to help millions of organisations grow better.”

Shahid Nizami, managing director APAC, HubSpot said, “HubSpot’s growth in Australia and New Zealand is nothing short of impressive, and is a testament to our team in Sydney, as well as our customers who consistently push us to grow better.

“Our growth reflects the evolution of the HubSpot product suite and our continued investment in our customers and our employees. David brings a wealth of experience to the position. His appointment will have a huge impact on how we help our customers and partners to grow better in ANZ and beyond.”

HubSpot has recently achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) digital customer experience competency status for marketing automation.

As the headline partner for the category, HubSpot said it provides proven technology and deep expertise to help digital customer experience customers by providing an all-on-one platform that supports all phases of the digital customer acquisition and retention lifecycle.

In the past 12 months, HubSpot said it has reached 56,000 total customers in more than 100 countries with a total annual revenue of $513 million for 2018, a 37 per cent growth.

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