New leadership helmed by Parallels veterans underscores commitment to Asia Pacific markets as demand for remote application delivery continues to grow

 

Asia Pacific – 20 July 2017 – Parallels® ( www.parallels.com/about ), a global leader in cross-platform software solutions, today announced the appointment of Kevin Greely as general manager of the Asia Pacific region. In addition, the company also welcomed Daemon Liu as the new Country Manager of the Greater China Region.

In his new role, Greely will be responsible for spearheading customer and partner engagement and driving strategic business development across key Asia Pacific markets, including the Australia & New Zealand, the Greater China Region, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia.

Building on his demonstrated capabilities with Parallels, Greely will lead the charge in helping CIOs and IT decision makers across the region leverage desktop virtualization and remote application delivery solutions to achieve business success.

“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to deepen our relationship with our partners and customers in Asia Pacific amidst widespread digital transformation across all industries,” Greely said. “The region is home to an exciting blend of mature and emerging markets, each with its unique set of IT challenges. I look forward to serving more partners and customers and breaking new grounds with our market leading virtualization and remote application delivery solutions.”

Greely joined Parallels in 2011 as Channel Manager for Australia and Ne Zealand (ANZ). His sharp business acumen and focused approach on building partnerships with the local channel ecosystem soon led to his promotion to Country Manager of ANZ, where he drove significant business growth working with key retailers, distributors, VARs and systems integrators.

Prior to Parallels, Greely was a marketing director in distribution, focused on software and consumer electronics markets.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics from University of Dublin, Trinity College.

Based in Sydney, Greely will take over from outgoing Asia Pacific general manager Jerry Huang, who has left the company to pursue other interests after steering its growth over the past year.

 

Accelerating momentum in high-growth Greater China markets

Parallels also welcomed Daemon Liu as the new Country Manager of the Greater China Region. Liu will oversee the rapidly-growing markets of China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, and focus on driving impactful Parallels products and solutions deeper into the markets.

“Small and mid-sized businesses in the Greater China Region are growing at an unprecedented rate,” said Liu. “As these companies look to take on the region and the world, they are demanding IT solutions tailored for their often highly specific challenges. I look forward to helping them solve these complex IT problems with Parallels expertise in virtualization and remote application delivery.”

Liu joined Parallels in 2013 as a Field Marketing Manager for the Greater China Region. By working closely with customers and partners on the ground, he successfully expanded the market share and influence of Parallels products and solutions in the burgeoning Chinese markets.

In 2015, he rose to take on a marketing role that covered the Asia Pacific region, in which he played an integral role in supporting the company’s external marketing and communications efforts for major products including Parallels Desktop for Mac, Parallels Toolbox, and Parallels Remote Application Server.

Before joining Parallels, Liu served in leadership roles in leading multinational technology vendors, including Lenovo and Huawei. He graduated from Dalian Maritime University with a master’s degree in Computer Applied Technology.

Commenting on the appointment of both executives, Jack Zubarev, Parallels president said: “Kevin and Daemon have both served Parallels for years with proven track records of success, and they’re no stranger to the value of Parallels products and solutions to Asia Pacific. We’re proud to see them grow alongside Parallels, and honoured to have them take on greater responsibilities to bring Parallels to greater heights.”

 

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Parallels is a global leader in cross-platform solutions which make it possible and simple for customers to use and access the applications and files they need on any device or operating system. Parallels helps customers take advantage of the best technology out there, whether it’s Windows, Mac, iOS, Android or the cloud. Parallels solves complex engineering and user experience problems by making it simple and cost-effective for businesses and individual customers to use applications wherever they may be—local, remote, in the private datacenter or in the cloud. Parallels has offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
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