Tass Melissinos Joins Open Source API-First Integration Company WSO2 to Lead Business Growth in Australia and New Zealand

Tass Melissinos brings over 25 years of experience in driving revenue growth and technology adoption to his role as the new Vice President and General Manager for Australia and New Zealand

Sydney, Australia - September 17, 2020 - WSO2, the open source API-first integration company, today announced that Tass Melissinos has joined the company as the vice president and general manager for Australia and New Zealand. Tass brings over 25 years of enterprise sales experience, having worked for companies such as MobileIron Inc., CA Technologies, Tibco, Intel, and IBM. Based in Australia, Tass will head the adoption of WSO2 API Manager (recognized by Forrester Inc. as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: API Management Solutions, Q3 2020 report), WSO2 Enterprise Integrator, and WSO2 Identity Server as well as WSO2 technology solutions for industry verticals by enterprises in Australia, New Zealand, and the wider Oceania region.

WSO2 has an established presence in Australia with an office in Sydney and the company has organized numerous industry events for C-suite executives, enterprise architects, and developers. Customers choose WSO2 for its broad, integrated platform and open source approach which gives enterprises the ability to develop, manage, and run applications without vendor lock-in. Notable customers in Australia and New Zealand include Qantas, The Warehouse Group, Telstra, and Australian Catholic University amongst others. Within the banking and finance industry, several credit unions and large national banks in Australia use WSO2 Open Banking for Consumer Data Right compliance and open banking based digital banking initiatives.

“I look forward to working with this dedicated and passionate team across Australia and New Zealand, helping our customers through their digital journey by leveraging API-first lifecycles, microservices, and customer IAM (CIAM) security to deliver innovation that matters,” said Tass Melissinos, vice president and general manager for Australia and New Zealand, WSO2.

“Over the past 15 years WSO2 has steadily grown to become the world’s largest open source integration company with customers in over 70 countries. Australia and New Zealand have always been key markets for us and we are thrilled to have Tass in the team. With his unique experience in the integration space and success in building regional business for software companies, he is the perfect leader to grow WSO2’s presence in Australia and New Zealand,” said Devaka Randeniya, senior vice president - sales, WSO2.

About Tass Melissinos

Tass Melissinos comes to WSO2 with over 25 years of experience in IT sales leadership and strategy, regional territory client management, and operational sales management of digital integration and transformation solution platform businesses. Tass has focused on helping companies to liberate their data assets securely and to be more innovative by leveraging modern application architecture models across DevSecOps i.e. API-led lifecycles, microservices, advanced authentication, identity and access management, enterprise mobility management, and mobile threat defence across the Asia Pacific region.

About WSO2

WSO2 was founded in 2005. Our open source, API-first, and decentralized approach helps developers and architects to be more productive and rapidly build digital products to meet demand. Customers choose us for our broad, integrated platform, approach to open source, and digital transformation methodology. The company’s hybrid platform for developing, reusing, running, and managing integrations prevents lock-in through open source software that runs on-premises or in the cloud. WSO2 employs over 650 engineers, consultants, and professionals worldwide and has offices in the US, the UK, Australia, Brazil, Germany, and Sri Lanka. Today, hundreds of leading brands and thousands of global projects execute over 6 trillion transactions annually using WSO2 integration technologies and identity solutions. Visit wso2.com and follow WSO2 on LinkedIn or Twitter to learn more.

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