Near strengthens local team to drive growth in Australia and New Zealand

Paige Murphy
By Paige Murphy | 16 June 2020
Christian Clark and Adam Boekeman.

Data intelligence company Near has expanded its Australian and New Zealand team as it continues to grow and streamline its data offering for marketers, publishers, and enterprises.

The new roles will continue to drive momentum for the business and also establish a leadership structure designed to further scale Near’s presence in the region.

Christian Clark joins Near as the country manager for its mobile-first audience cloud Allspark and will drive solutions for marketers focussed on Australia and New Zealand.

He brings with him over a decade of experience in delivering innovative digital marketing solutions with a background in working with brands and agencies to develop intuitive and disruptive advertising solutions at Nine and CarAdvice.com.

“Near already has some big partnerships in the country and I’m thrilled to be part of a company that is focussed on finding innovative ways to drive business value for its customers," Clark says.

"The leadership at Near has a sense of purpose and passion which resonated well with me and I’m looking forward to being part of their growth journey."

Adam Boekeman joins the team as the country manager for Near's real-world enrichment data tool CARBON and will drive solutions for enterprise businesses.

Boekeman has spent the last decade working in enterprise software with a sharp focus on helping businesses execute digital transformation. 

“Near has a clear vision and amazing talent to back it," Boekeman says.

"The innovative thinking that the Near team brings to the product and to the customers has enabled our success to date, I am excited to be a part of the next phase of growth."

Near launched in 2014 in the Australia and New Zealand market.

“Australia has always been a key growth market for us and we want to double down our operations here. Near is committed to giving customers access to better, actionable intelligence to augment their current capabilities," Near co-founder and chief revenue officer Shobhit Shukla says.

"We are excited to have the new team on board and are confident that we will deliver an enhanced customer experience and build more partnerships in the market."

Other hires include Tracy Ford who joins as head of commercial strategy for Victoria, South Australia and New Zealand and Sophie Herinckx who will be the head of commercial strategy for NSW, QLD, and WA.

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