Speaker profile


  • Mr Matt Ellard
    Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa


As Symantec’s Senior Vice President for EMEA, Matt Ellard is responsible for driving Symantec sales, operations and business development across the region. He brings to Symantec more than 13 years’ experience in the IT industry.

Matt joined Symantec in March 2003, through the acquisition of VERITAS. Since this time, he has held a number of sales and sales leadership positions, including global account manager, director of the UK telecommunications practice, senior director of Symantec’s UK and Ireland public sector business and has also led Symantec’s UK enterprise business. Most recently, he held the position of Regional Vice President of Northern Europe, giving him extensive experience of the company’s products and sales operations and a deep understanding of the challenges that Symantec’s customers face.

Prior to joining Symantec, Matt held a number of sales positions for large technology enterprises including Sun Microsystems, where he served as International Account Director. His experience in the IT industry began in 1998 when he joined Computacenter, making the step change from financial services where he worked for JPMorgan Chase.

He is actively involved with Action for Children and sits on the London board of Byte Night. He is a keen and long suffering Arsenal fan and is married with two sons. Matt holds a BA degree in business studies from Swansea University.

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