Irish owned Arkphire has appointed Chris Ambler as head of Asia Pacific amid plans to drive regional expansion from Singapore.
Headquartered in Dublin, the business delivers managed services across cloud, security and networking technologies, in addition to desktops, collaboration and data centre offerings.
Ambler is tasked with leading a team in building and developing Arkphire’s business in Asia Pacific, alongside working with existing multinational customers also eyeing up the region.
“We are delighted to welcome Chris to Arkphire, and excited to see him leading our operations in the Asia Pacific region,” said Paschal Naylor, CEO, Arkphire. “This represents significant progression in Arkphire’s global expansion as we seek to follow our customers where they go and to also establish new customers in local markets with ambitions to grow internationally.
“We believe Asia Pacific is an area of large growth for the business as companies expand their international reach and seek an IT partner that can support them seamlessly as they set up their local operations.”
Leveraging more than 20 years of experience, Ambler co-founded the Blue Logic Group, a managed service provider (MSP) based in the UK, before moving to Singapore in 2017.
“I am very excited to have the chance to lead the expansion of the Arkphire business in Asia Pacific,” Ambler added. “There is a great opportunity in the market to use my local knowledge and build on the success of the Arkphire team in Europe to grow a successful and sustainable tech business that can now extend into Asia Pacific.”
From a customer perspective, the MSP counts multinational organisations such as Dropbox, HubSpot, Indeed and WeWork as key clients. Meanwhile, from a vendor standpoint, key alliances include Dell EMC, VMware, Microsoft and Cisco, in addition to Lenovo, Apple, Veritas and Palo Alto Networks.
In November 2018, Arkphire acquired CloudStrong, a specialist cloud solution provider based in County Mayo, Ireland.
Furthermore, the business recently secured an investment from Bregal Milestone, a private capital firm, managing a new €400 million fund dedicated to investing in high-growth European companies.