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Movers & shakers

01 Dec 11

Christmas is just a few short weeks away, with three IT companies making key appointments this week in advance of the festive season.

First off, business software provider ComOps has appointed Virginia Mitchell to the role of New Zealand country manager.

Based in Auckland, Mitchell will draw on 25 years of experience in the industry in her role managing sales direct to customers and via the channel.

Meanwhile, cloud services provider Parallels has appointed Kevin Greely as channel manager for ANZ. 

Greely’s appointment builds on Parallels’ recent ANZ distribution partnership with Express Online, and will support strong demand for the company’s products and services, the most notable of which is software allowing the use of Windows on Mac machines. 

In addition to these, former Gen-i employee Ian Baker has joined business solution provider base2 as financial controller. Baker will be responsible for day-to-day finance functions as well as overseeing the procurement department and managing HR processes. 

Finally, Intergen has moved its Dunedin branch into new premises in order to accommodate rapid growth in the region. The office, located in a former distillery, will allow the company to add to the team of 10 by hiring one or two graduates from nearby institutions the University of Otago or Otago Polytechnic.

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