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Pax8 exits Kiwi MSP business with sale to previous Country Manager
Thu, 14th Mar 2024

Established Kiwi technology leader Ian Hassell has purchased the assets of Pax8's MSP business in New Zealand and reformed the Umbrellar Technology Group. The venture is positioned as a managed service provider (MSP) committed to boosting New Zealand businesses' productivity and bolstering their security footing via an array of cloud technology solutions.

Hassell, who formerly worked as the NZ Country Manager for Pax8, acquired the MSP business through an asset sale agreement. This acquisition facilitates the continuity of the partnership with Pax8, allowing Umbrellar Technology Group to utilise Pax8's range of cloud products.

In an industry committing an increasing amount of resources to cloud-based solutions, Hassell aims to help New Zealand businesses seize the capabilities of advanced technology in public and private clouds. He asserted, "Umbrellar Technology Group will help businesses throughout New Zealand harness the power of advanced technology solutions in public and private cloud, increasing their productivity and security posture".

Known for his forward-thinking conceptualisation of technology, Hassell accented that the leadership team is "laser-focused on delivering exceptional value to our customers and their employees, underscoring our commitment to the region and local market".

With more than 25 years of experience in the NZ technology space, Umbrellar Technology Group is poised to equip its customers with a robust offering of managed services, professional services and CSP. Moreover, the company's focus on innovation and cloud technology is seen as a significant asset for customers to leverage. Hassell’s expertise, combined with his deep comprehension of business challenges, will empower entrepreneurs to make well-informed decisions that will stimulate growth and profitability.

Umbrellar Technology Group's solutions are aimed squarely at propelling the region into the future. Under the direction of Hassell, coupled with an accomplished leadership team, the firm is destined to foster innovative and forward-thinking ideas that will steer regional progress.