Dual Intel promotions
Intel has made two new appointments to its ANZ leadership team, with VR ‘Raj’ Rajkumar appointed national reseller channel manager, and Anna Torres taking up the role of national marketing manager.
Rajkumar has been with Intel 12 years, first in India then in Australia, most recently as ANZ distribution manager. He will manage Intel’s local channel and branded distribution sales team. Torres, meanwhile, has been with Intel nine years and will be responsible for the overall marketing strategy for Intel ANZ and will manage a team which includes advertising, public relations, retail, online, partner and channel marketing.
Kiwi appointed to lead SAP in North America
Kiwi Geraldine McBride, former SAP Australia and New Zealand chief executive and managing director, has been appointed president of the company’s North America division.
It’s a return to the company for McBride who spent the last year working for Dell, first as vice president and global head of the applications and BPO services business, then as vice president of Dell Services for
Asia Pacific and Japan.
GTL dealer manager
Anthony Mayfield has been appointed national dealer manager for GTL Networks, supporting national resellers of Samsung Enterprise IP Solutions equipment. Mayfield has more than 25 years telecommunications experience, most recently as a BDM managing Samsung solutions.
Symantec channel appointment
Brenton Smith has taken on responsibility for Symantec’s APJ channels, Global Strategic Partners and SMB business, following David Dzienciol’s departure from the company.
The new responsibilities are in addition to Smith’s existing Symantec.cloud portfolio. Smith has worked with the channel in various forms, including building a partner strategy to extend the market reach of Symantec.cloud services across the region.
Jeff Arndt, director of channels and alliances, will continue to lead the channels business in Australia and New Zealand. Symantec says the channel and SMB market remain vitally important for Symantec’s growth strategy in the Pacific region and Arndt will focus on continuing to grow strong relationships with channel partners ‘and build a highly successful channels team’.
Dzienciol, formerly vice president, SMB and channels, has left to take on a new career opportunity, Symantec says.
Former Microsoft exec to head Polycom ANZ
Polycom has appointed 18-year Microsoft veteran Gary Denman as Australia and New Zealand managing director, responsible for expanding Polycom’s presence in the market.
Polycom says Denman brings extensive experience in building partner capacity, mapping solutions to drive growth in a variety of customer segments and developing high-performance sales teams.
Extreme sales leader
Former Cisco executive Joy Ghosh has been appointed Extreme Networks vice president, Asia-Pacific sales, with sales management responsibility for New Zealand along with Australia and all of Asia, including China, Korea, Japan and India. Ghosh previously worked with Cisco (IronPort Systems), Symantec, Wipro and Zscaler.
ANZ pre-sales engineer for Interactive Intelligence
Interactive Intelligence has appointed Stephen Irecki as ANZ pre-sales engineer, based in Sydney. Irecki will be providing on-site technical customer support for the company’s resellers and distributors, as well as technical consultation to Interactive Intelligence prospects and clients.