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Duo bullish for 2016 as it opens Auckland office

By Heather Wright, 07 Mar 2016
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Duo is spreading its wings and heading north, with the specialist security, storage and memory distributor opening offices in Auckland.

Kendra Ross, Duo New Zealand director, says the Kiwi distributor is currently in ‘massive growth mode’, adding new vendors to its portfolio and now expanding to Auckland.

Last year Duo acquired CarbonBlack and Proofpoint to add to its existing portfolio of security vendors.

“Also, our more established brands like Check Point Software Technologies, Arbor and HPE have been either expanding their security solutions or in acquisition mode, and adding more companies,” Ross says.

“It was a natural decision to add the new resources we required to support the growth into Auckland and open a Duo office there,” she says.

The Auckland office is headed up by Bronwyn Douglas, as inside sales manager, and business development manager, Matt Geluk-Rowe.

Douglas has spent 14 years in the telco and IT sectors, including a stint with Westcon as a quote specialist and administration manager, before becoming the distributor’s Check Point product manager.

Guleck-Rowe has been with Duo since last June.

The distributor has traditionally had a strong base out of Wellington, where it was established in early 1996 by Ross and Jackie Hatchwell.

Ross says the Auckland office means Duo is now better positioned to service all its reseller partners and customers security needs across New Zealand and the Pacific.

“We are really bullish about our growth plans in 2016-2017 as we expand into the Northern Region and also as we finalise several other vendor acquisitions currently in final discussions,” Ross adds.

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