Belle Lajoie, a founding member of Megaport and previously Executive Vice President, Asia-Pacific at Megaport, has been appointed to the position of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for the company.
Belle Lajoie will be responsible for leading Megaport’s sales strategy globally, leading global business development, channel relationships, strategic partnerships and acquisitions, and leading digital and regional marketing strategies aligned with revenue acceleration. She will report directly to Megaport’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Vincent English. Her previous role has been backfilled internally.
“I’m excited to lead the global team to continue to grow and expand at a pace that captures our first-mover advantage,” said Belle Lajoie, the new CCO of Megaport. “Aligning our global strategy, maximizing our channel engagement, scaling our sales engine, and aligning our customer journey to a self-serve, cloud-based consumption model are top priorities. We have a world class team driving upward momentum to capture the unique opportunity Megaport has created by transforming the SDN landscape.”
Belle Lajoie has been working in the Internet industry with Megaport founder, Bevan Slattery for ten years, and has primarily focused on delivering large-scale sales and operations solutions to peering, data center, dark fiber infrastructure, and data services organizations.
Lajoie has spent her career working as an integral member of leadership teams at both PIPE Networks and NEXTDC and is an expert at rapidly growing technology organizations from startup to scale.
“Belle has been with Megaport since inception and has been instrumental in bringing our Asia-Pacific business to where it is today,” said Vincent English, CEO of Megaport. “Belle’s experience will enhance our global business and we are all looking forward to working with her in this capacity to achieve even greater things at Megaport.”
Established in 2013, headquartered in Australia and founded by Bevan Slattery, Megaport has developed an SDN-based Elastic Interconnection platform designed to provide “the most secure, seamless, and on-demand way for enterprises, networks, and services to interconnect.” Led by Vincent English, Megaport now connects over 670 customers throughout 150 data centers in 37 cities across 19 countries. The company is an Alibaba Cloud Technology Partner, Oracle Partner, Amazon AWS Technology Partner, Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Partner, and Google Cloud Interconnect Partner.