Versa Appoints DACH Region VP

Versa Networks, a secure access service edge (SASE) leader, named former Verizon Business executive Pantelis Astenburg as its Vice President of Sales, DACH, to lead the company’s expanding business, focusing on sales and market expansion to meet the increasing demand for Versa SASE in the region.

“The SASE market has grown exponentially over the past year, and it will only continue to do so as SASE becomes the go-to solution for organizations looking to balance their networking and security priorities in tandem, especially during an era of hybrid working and rapid cloud migration,” said Astenburg. “As such, I have big ambitions for the region. My first months at Versa will be focused on driving growth and delivering business outcomes for our customers, as well as offering strategic direction to my peers and expanding the team.”

Astenburg previously served as the Managing Director, DACH, for Verizon, where he was responsible for expanding its wired and wireless portfolio, helping customers to connect their people, devices, and data with a suite of leading 5G, MEC, and IoT solutions. Having worked for more than 20 years in sales across high-profile telecommunications companies, such as BT Global Services and Vodafone, Astenburg brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in network managed services, advanced comms, IT Services and cyber and physical security.

Furthermore, his previous success in recruiting and building high performance sales and delivery teams puts Astenburg in good stead to meet his goals of expanding Versa Networks’ presence and growth in the DACH region.

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