KnowBe4 Appoints Two New Sales Leaders Amidst Burgeoning Growth in the APAC Region


Joe Gillett joins as director of sales for Oceania and Philip Tnee joins as senior director of sales for North and South Asia 

KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today announced it has hired two new sales leaders in the Asia-Pacific region. Joe Gillett and Philip Tnee Hiring

Joe Gillett is director of sales for Oceania at KnowBe4 where he is responsible for building and managing sales teams within the region. He has 20 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications sectors managing teams in all sectors from SMB/mid-market/corporate/enterprise and government, across all verticals. Joe previously held sales leadership roles at 5G Networks, Optus and Telstra and was a board member of the Telstra Retail Diversity and inclusion council.

“The people and culture are what attracted me to this sales leadership position at KnowBe4,” said Gillett. “I am also intrinsically driven to support organizations that have a positive social impact, such as the positive security culture transformation that is possible for those to achieve by utilizing KnowBe4’s security awareness training and simulated phishing platform. I look forward to building upon the incredible foundation of our partner network and to create more opportunities for others to thrive in the Australia/New Zealand areas.”  

Philip Tnee is senior director of Sales for KnowBe4 North and South Asia where he is responsible for the direct and channel teams, and driving revenue opportunities within the region. He was formerly the Global Business Service Country Head for Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines at TikTok, a leading destination for short-form mobile video. Prior to joining TikTok, Tnee led the Small Medium Businesses team for Asia Pacific at Zendesk, an American customer service software company. He has served as the Head of Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan for Criteo, and led teams at Lazada, Purpleclick. Tnee is also the Co-Founder of three startup companies. 

“KnowBe4 envisions massive potential in the APAC region based on the incredible growth we have already experienced,” said Tnee. “We are pledging steadfast efforts to support that growth, which includes strong leadership to build out our teams to serve our customers and partners with the world-class level of support and service that KnowBe4 is recognized for.”

“Both Philip and Joe make excellent additions to our sales leadership team,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO, KnowBe4. “They have an array of experience in sales and reputations for success at large companies. I look forward to their contributions to our rapid growth in the APAC region.”  

To learn more about KnowBe4 and to view open positions, visit here.

About KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 65,000 organizations around the globe. Founded by IT and data security specialist Stu Sjouwerman, KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. The late Kevin Mitnick, who was an internationally recognized cybersecurity specialist and KnowBe4’s Chief Hacking Officer, helped design the KnowBe4 training based on his well-documented social engineering tactics. Organizations rely on KnowBe4 to mobilize their end users as their last line of defense and trust the KnowBe4 platform to strengthen their security culture and reduce human risk.


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