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Renaissance - new year new faces

11 Jan 11

Channel Sales team:

Jaynean Laupepe has been promoted to 'General Manager of Channel'. Jaynean is a well known face throughout the local channel, having started with the company in 2007. During the time she has worked in sales for both NEC products and the Insite division. A quick call around indicated that she is well respected and connected.

She replaces Brett Hjorth who was in the role for 8 months. It is unclear whether Hjorth has left the company or simply moved into a new position. His LinkedIn profile has yet to be updated.

Marketing team:

The marketing team also has some significant changes, having recently lost Stuart Foster, who originally focused on advertising, while towards the end he was event focused.

The team is now losing industry veteran (used with regards to experience, not age) Joanna Burgess. Having joined the company in June 2010, her contract included both Communications and more recently Channel Marketing. Having held senior positions at both HP & IBM, expect Joanna to be in hot demand.

In the same marketing area new CMO Warwick Grey is hiring, with the appointment of Clare Coulson to Communications Manager. Those readers of The Channel, will recognise Clare's name as she was our editor for close to two years. Clare has recently had a short stint at the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.

Grey is now on the hunt for another marketing team member to drive consumer marketing. The candidates need both retail and social media experience.

Education team:

We have received unconfirmed reports that Dean Rogers and Tania Lynch from the companies Wellington education team are moving on. Dean & Tania are understood to be taking their experience in the school sector to New Era IT. Although Dean's LinkedIn profile has yet to be updated.

Ian Williams formerly an account manager within education at Renaissance will also be leaving on 16th January and will be joining New Era IT.

We are a little unclear on Matthew Hall-White, who has recently left Renaissance's education team too, our informant says he has joined New Era IT while his LinkedIn profile shows that he has joined EdTech.

If you have more information about the above story or anything at all needs clarification, email us here.

Update: We've since confirmed that Matt Hall White is indeed now with Edtech.