Riz Masurekar Joins Leading Provider of Third-Party Maintenance and IT Lifecycle Services as Key Contributor to Curvature’s Ongoing Global Expansion Efforts
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – October 18, 2018 – Curvature, the world’s largest provider of third-party maintenance and multi-vendor network and data center IT lifecycle services, has announced the appointment of Riyaj “Riz” Masurekar as regional sales director for the company’s Asia-Pacific operations. Masurekar brings more than two decades of experience in the technology industry to Curvature, including a number of regional leadership positions for leading telecommunications and information technology organizations.
“I am incredibly honored and thrilled to join Curvature,” said Masurekar. “I am excited to play a key role as we expand our unmatched ability to offer APAC customers unprecedented freedom in how they manage their data center equipment maintenance and hardware upgrade cycles. The opportunity ahead for Curvature is enormous, and I am committed to driving our corporate strategy while bolstering our reputation as the most trusted partner for third-party maintenance and support.”
Masurekar joins Curvature after more than 10 years with Avaya, during which he pioneered the company’s technology partnership business, called DevConnect, across the APAC region. Most recently, he led the APAC channel partner business at global information services company Wolters Kluwer. In this role, Masurekar drove go-to-market strategies and business for the top channel partners with the goal of building sustainable relationships with customers’ C-suite executives across tier-one and -two markets. He also has worked for Planet PSG and Siemens Telecom.
“Curvature is fortunate to add a well-rounded sales exec like Riz to our growing international business,” said Jason Ogden, regional general manager, APAC, for Curvature. “Riz brings that rare combination of regional leadership in both enterprise business and partner management with a passion and drive for strategic innovation. His proven track record of expanding market share and delivering value for customers makes him an excellent choice to implement our regional expansion strategy.”
As the global leader in independent IT support, products and services, Curvature is transforming how companies manage, maintain and upgrade equipment and support for multi-vendor, multinational networks and data centers. At a time of competing IT priorities and digital transformations, companies need to be nimble, efficient and smart in how they invest in IT and business innovation. A strategic partner with more than 15,000 organizations globally, Curvature specializes in de¬livering 24×7 global technical support, advanced hardware replacement, and complete lifecycle management of networking and data center equipment under one global contract from locations in the Americas, Europe and Asia.