Dean Vaughan has been appointed as vice president to drive the company's expansion in Asia Pacific.
"Asia Pacific presents a significant growth opportunity for Azul, and we are investing in our people, the channel and new product development to drive customer value," Azul chief revenue officer Ian Whiting says.
"With more than 25 years' experience in the technology industry, strong open-source background and a proven ability to scale high-performing teams while capturing market share, Dean is exactly the type of leader who will drive Azul's success in the region."
Vaughan joins Azul from Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, following its acquisition of Silver Peak, where he served as APAC vice president. At Silver Peak, Vaughan spearheaded the company's rapid growth throughout APAC. Before that, he ran Oracle's high-growth, Oracle Linux and Virtualisation global business unit.
"The challenges Azul solves are global; everyone is grappling with cloud costs and organisations are increasingly tired of paying high prices for Oracle Java," Vaughan says.
"It's an exciting time for Java and Azul. With so much innovation happening and a customer base that includes brands such as LG, Mastercard, Salesforce and BMW, this was an opportunity I simply could not pass up, and I'm thrilled to be joining the incredible team.
"My priority is to put in place a strong go-to-market strategy which includes growing the channel partner network and empowering our partners with more marketing and sales resources to support our customers."