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Jesse Ball

Co-Founder & Director

Jesse Ball has led SMX from startup in 2006, through 50 percent year-on-year growth, to its current position as a cloud services technology leader with over 1,000 customers and more than two million users across New Zealand, Australia, India and Japan.

Ball co-founded SMX with his friend and colleague Thom Hooker, SMX’s Chief Technology Officer. Leveraging their experience in developing secure mail platforms for Telecom Xtra in New Zealand and Telstra Australia they conceptualised SMX as a novel, hosted anti-spam and anti-virus solution designed to scale to service the largest global ISPs.

Jesse acquired a wealth of experience and knowledge working for companies including Air New Zealand, EDS, IBM and Openwave.