SmartStream Technologies, the Transaction Lifecycle Management specialist, has expanded its Asia Pacific management team with the appointment of Mike Walsh as Channel Partners Director.

SmartStream’s Asia Pacific operations, which covers Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Japan, Korea and the ASEAN countries, has experienced significant growth over recent years. Walsh will be responsible for managing existing and recruiting new industry partners to further expand SmartStream’s footprint in the region and penetrate new industry sectors.

Walsh joins SmartStream after 21 years in sales, marketing and general management roles at leading information provider, Thomson Reuters. In his new role at SmartStream Walsh will be providing greater support to the company’s established and valued partners in the region, as well as identifying partners that can broaden the company’s presence.

Richard Cummings, SmartStream’s Regional Director, Asia Pacific, said of the appointment: “Mike is stepping into a newly created role, demonstrating the expanding opportunities we’re seeing for SmartStream and our partners in the Asia Pacific region. SmartStream, through its established Partner Program, is actively looking to recruit distributors in new geographies, work with System Integrators and broaden its Professional Services capacity through local implementation partners. We already have a strong presence within the financial services sector and this appointment will also support our move into other industries, especially those dealing with a large number of international transactions.”