Tech job moves – Capgemini, Microsoft, Netskope & Red Hat

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We round up all job appointments from July 11-14, 2022, in one place to keep you updated with the latest from across the tech industries.

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BrainStorm

Dharmesh Rowjee has taken on a full-time role at the company as project and operations manager.

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The South African-born business and IT specialist started with BrainStorm back in 2021 as a business consultant and is excited to bring his knowledge of the complex world of business and technology to the table.

“In addition to my love of working with people, I’ve always been interested in technology and how it is shaping the future,” Rowjee says.

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“For me, it was a natural fit between project management (working with people) and technology. 

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“From a very early age, I’ve had a little bit of entrepreneurial spirit and have always been passionate about constantly challenging the way things are done and using technology to make a difference.

“As a result, I started my own business to help people embrace technology, and I’m happy to bring my experience to BrainStorm.

“I was looking forward to the opportunity to be part of joining a dynamic, growing company, where my skills and experience could contribute to the growth and success of the company. And importantly, working in an amazing business culture with awesome people.

“At BrainStorm, I have found incredible colleagues who respect individuality, take on challenges, celebrate success, and have a collaborative spirit, and for sure, having a laugh and fun is part of our daily lives.”

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BrainStorm general manager Jo Clark is pleased to have Rowjee step into a full-time role. 

“Dharmesh has always been a great asset to the team and having him here full-time now is just the icing on the cake,” Clark says.

“With the Business growing every month, it is nice to know we have a talented person to manage our projects.”


Capgemini

Wendy Koh has been appointed to lead its growing business across South-East Asia.

Koh brings more than 25 years of industry sales, strategy and general management experience across Asia Pacific with a deep focus on technology and digital transformation within the government and private sector.

“Wendy is a dynamic and results-oriented leader who has a proven record in building diverse teams and delivering value for clients,” Capgemini Asia Pacific CEO Olaf Pietschner says.

“She has a deep understanding of industry challenges and the role technology can play in addressing them.”

Capgemini has more than 1,000 people across SEA working across strategy and transformation, applications and technology, engineering and operations.

In addition, Capgemini has invested in Design Studios and Applied Innovation Exchanges across APAC, including Singapore, to provide an immersive and transformative environment for the exploration, discovery, testing and application of innovation, as well as the rapid deployment at scale and sustainability of their target business impacts.

“Capgemini has a strong heritage of working with clients to design, deliver and operate technology enabled solutions that address complex business and societal challenges,” Koh says.

“I’m excited about the opportunity to lead our business in this diverse region and look forward to growing our talent base and helping clients embrace technology to create a sustainable and inclusive future.”


Cellnet

Peter Petrides has joined the company as sales general manager.

“It is an absolute pleasure to welcome Peter Petrides to the senior management team at Cellnet,” Cellnet chief executive Dave Clark says in a LinkedIn post.

“Peter’s long-standing familiarity with our business and industry experience across gaming, CE and telco will be immensely valuable across the wider organisation in this next phase of our journey. Exciting times ahead!”

Cellnet was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1999 and now has a staff of over 70 throughout A/NZ.

The company sources products and represents brands of lifestyle technology such as mobile accessories and gaming products, as well as retail, business, and online channels.

Cellnet extended into the gaming market in 2018 with the acquisition of Turn Left Distribution.

The company subsequently acquired Performance Distribution in 2020 to grow its digital capabilities.


Cerby

Matthew (Matt) Chiodi, CISSP and CCSK, has joined the company as chief trust officer.

Chiodi brings over two decades of security leadership to the company. He was most recently chief security officer of public cloud at Palo Alto Networks, where he led the Unit 42 Cloud Threat team, an elite group of security researchers focused on public cloud concerns.

In his new role, he will be responsible for platform security and privacy, research and building trust into every aspect of the Cerby platform, from technology through messaging.

“Matt brings tremendous talent and a wealth of knowledge to the Cerby team,” Cerby CEO and co-founder Belsasar Lepe says.

“He understands what customers need because he walked in their shoes for many years. In his role as chief trust officer, he will work to differentiate our core offering and be dedicated to ensuring that we deliver unsurpassed value and trust with our distinguished customers.

“We’re excited about the contributions he’ll bring to his new role.”

In addition to his remarkable track record in the workplace, Chiodi has served as board vice president and governor of Philadelphia’s InfraGard and been on the boards of several non-profits.

He has the rare distinction of being one of the first 100 people in the world to achieve the Cloud Security Alliance’s Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), and regularly blogs, podcasts, and speaks at leading industry events.

Chiodi holds a BS in Business Information Systems from Messiah University and is currently on the faculty at IANS Research.


Code Climate

Boomi chief revenue officer Marcy Campbell has been appointed to the Code Climate board of directors.

Campbell brings over 30 years of experience leading large-scale, go-to-market organisations for global companies ranging from Fortune 500 to venture-backed technology firms.

Prior to recently joining Boomi, she served as PayPal senior vice president, where she led global sales, professional services, and operations.

“Marcy has an incredible record of helping software providers grow from early startup stages into global operations, and she’s been a strong advocate for data-driven decision-making in organisational leadership,” Code Climate co-founder and CEO Bryan Helmkamp says.

“Having known Marcy for over 15 years, I’m thrilled to add her expertise in DevOps and go-to-market strategy to our board of directors.”

Campbell spearheads Boomi’s revenue-generating strategies with a focus on driving fast growth while continuing to deliver value to its more than 20,000 customers globally.

She also serves on the board of directors for marketing analytics company NextRoll, a machine learning marketing platform, and on the board of advisors for the Asian University for Women, as well as acts as a mentor for the Cherie Blair Foundation.

“Having worked with many of the largest companies in the world, as well as cutting-edge brands, I have an experimental nature,” Campbell says.

“I’m attracted to opportunities to work with companies that have a compelling vision and help them massively scale.

“I am honoured to join Code Climate’s board and to support their mission of bringing transparency to software engineering.”

Campbell has also been recognised as a Silicon Valley Business Journal Woman of Influence, a Top 100 Global Sales Leader by The Modern Sale, and as one of the Most Influential Women in Payments by PaymentsSource.com.


Dataminr

The company has entered a strategic advisory partnership with NightDragon to aid its growth and drive meaningful impact for corporate enterprises facing growing challenges at the intersection of cyber and physical security.

As part of this partnership, NightDragon founder and managing director and cybersecurity industry luminary Dave DeWalt will also form and lead Dataminr’s new Corporate Market Advisory Board of top industry leaders from the fields of physical security, cyber security and reputation risk.

Together, this board will provide ongoing strategic guidance to Dataminr, assist the company in further expanding its client foothold across global enterprises, and help to unlock the full potential of its real-time information discovery platform across a growing set of corporate use cases.

“In today’s world, we are facing greater cyber and physical threats than ever before, reinforcing the need for faster response, more effective risk mitigation and stronger crisis management for      corporate enterprises around the world,” Dataminr founder and CEO Ted Bailey says.

Dataminr is uniquely positioned to solve these challenges with our real-time AI Platform, and with the help of NightDragon and our new corporate market advisory board chaired by Dave DeWalt, we can establish ourselves as the leader in the emerging space of converged cyber-physical security,” Bailey adds.

“Over the last few years, we have seen the fusion of cyber and physical coming together, demanding a new generation of real-time risk mitigation tools,” DeWalt says.

“The NightDragon team and I look forward to working closely with the Dataminr team to bring to market the industry’s first cyber-physical threat fusion solution to CISOs and CSOs and further establish the company as the clear market leader in this emerging field.”


Ingram Micro

The company has announced two key appointments within its New Zealand business, following the combination of the commercial & consumer business units, which previously had a general manager each.

Leon De Suza has been appointed to head the combined business with the title of commercial & consumer director.

De Suza started with the distributor in 2006 as an assistant product manager before progressing to product manager, senior product manager, business manager and then general manager for the Apple and consumer accessories business unit.

“Today it gives me great pleasure to confirm Leon’s promotion and permanent appointment,” Ingram Micro New Zealand managing director Jason Langley says.

“He has proven himself to be an exceptional strategist, relationship builder and leader.”

At the same time, Blair Wilson has been promoted to the position of retail & consumer general manager, reporting directly to De Suza.

“Blair will continue to have ultimate responsibility for leading the retail business, while also taking on the new challenge of leading the consumer vendor brands, with the exception of Apple and Logitech,” Langley adds.

Having joined Ingram Micro in 2005 as South Island OEM manager, Wilson progressed to South Island commercial account manager, retail account manager, Apple BDM and, most recently, retail sales manager.

Langley points out that both De Suza and Wilson have advanced their career inside Ingram Micro every few years.

“Providing such opportunities is an important part of the value Ingram Micro provides for new recruitment candidates and longer-tenured staff alike, as we strive to support each person’s personal and professional development while helping them achieve their career objectives,” Langley notes.

Ingram is working through other potential promotions in the commercial & consumer business unit as a result of De Suza and Wilson moving up.

It has a number of jobs that it is currently recruiting for, including Adobe product manager and, separately, an integrations specialist in the Ingram Micro Cloud team.


LogRhythm

The company has appointed three new members to the executive leadership team: David Rizzo as the chief technology officer and David Kluzak as chief revenue officer, and promoted Andrew Hollister to chief information security officer.

“Our vision and mission require a team of passionate explorers focused on continuously improving our customer satisfaction, employee engagement, and the way we work,” LogRhythm CEO Chris O’Malley says.

“We have no small plans for a bright future that require us to transform and adapt for the journey ahead. I am thrilled to announce these additions to our executive team, and the promotion of a dedicated employee who has served our company well.

“Our new leadership will own the responsibility and accountability to make us better in serving our customers and partners.”

As CTO, Rizzo will continue to grow and evolve the organisation, with the main priority to leverage agile, DevOps, and value stream management proven best practices to continuously improve the velocity, quality, efficiency, and security of the innovation deliverables our customers and partners care about.

“LogRhythm’s industry reputation, market-leading products and passionate team made it an easy decision to join the company,” Rizzo says.

“I wanted to join a company focused on partnering with customers to create products that meet their current and future needs, and I found that at LogRhythm.

“Continuous improvement is essential for an organisation to remain relevant and advance technologies in a manner that is consistent with customer expectations.”

As CRO, Kluzak will lead the global sales team’s strategy and go-to-market approach with the goal of driving both sales and satisfaction among new and existing customers.

“I’m very drawn to LogRhythm’s continued focus on producing innovative and meaningful experiences in order to keep promises to customers,” Kluzak says.

“LogRhythm has already had a momentous history, and my goal is to continue this momentum while ensuring the customer always remains the top priority.”

Expanding his role as CISO, Hollister will develop and maintain the company’s security governance model and risk strategies, as well as lead the strategy for the protection, confidentiality, integrity and availability of information assets.

Hollister will also lead LogRhythm Labs, directing the mission and strategic vision for the LogRhythm Labs threat research, compliance research, and strategic integrations teams.

“With the threat landscape evolving and the complexity of networks increasing, LogRhythm continues to help security teams defend their organisations against advanced cyberattacks,” Hollister says.

“Having been at LogRhythm since 2012, I look forward to continuing to build upon the success of our team so that we can continue to deliver value to our customers.”


Microsoft

Rachel Bondi has been promoted to Asia small, medium and corporate businesses vice president.

“It’s hard to believe next month I will be celebrating 25 years with Microsoft. I’m excited to share that in addition to my 25th milestone, I’ll be starting a new chapter in my career as [vice president], leading Microsoft’s Small, Medium and Corporate (SMC) Asia team,” Bondi writes in a LinkedIn post.

“For Day [one] of this announcement, I was thankful to be with the Asia Leadership Team in Korea. I have so much to learn from others, and I am thrilled to be leading the most dynamics growth customer segment and one of the most diverse teams for Microsoft Asia.

“I’m [looking] forward to sharing future learnings from our Microsoft businesses across China, Japan, India, Korea, Asia-Pacific, and of course Australia and New Zealand. Thank you and stay tuned!”

In addition to continuing her role as NZ country manager, Vanessa Sorenson has been appointed as A/NZ global partner solutions director.

“Today I’m thrilled to share the news that I’m starting a new chapter at Microsoft. It’s an absolute honour to announce that as well as continuing as NZ Country Leader, I’ll also be taking on the role of Global Partner Solutions Director for Microsoft Australia and New Zealand,” Sorenson writes in a LinkedIn post.

“What excites me most is that this role sits at the very heart of innovation, as partners are the creative engine of our industry. I am constantly impressed by the incredible work that partners throughout ANZ are doing, and the impact it is having on people, communities and organisations.”

“I want to thank my predecessor Rachel Bondi and her incredible team for setting us all up for success.”


Milestone

Ash Ramanayake has been appointed as country manager.

Based out of Milestone’s regional headquarters in Melbourne, Ramanayake will assume responsibility for Milestone’s operations in Australia, New Zealand, and the wider South Pacific region.

Widely known after 19 years in the Australian security industry, Ramanayake joins Milestone after 14 years at distributor CSD, most recently starting the Enterprise team and holding the role of Enterprise Sales Manager for four years.

Before that, Ramanayake opened and managed the Queensland branch of CSD and also launched the Inner Range Integriti brand in Australia.

“We have worked very closely with Ash for many years and bringing him into the Milestone family seems like the most natural fit possible,” Milestone Systems APAC sales director Jordan Cullis says.

“His knowledge is second-to-none, and he has amassed a vast network of contacts within the industry and wider business community that will be extremely valuable to our continued success in the region,” Cullis adds.

“Milestone is an exciting organisation that I have been involved with for several years,” Ramanayake says.

“Seeing it from the outside in always gave me a perspective of what a big tech company should look like.

“The company culture and drive from all levels of the business is evident in their MIPs events and the way they conduct business with their customers.

“These are the underlying factors that made my decision to move to Milestone a bit of a no-brainer.

“The future direction of Milestone and the ambitions of the five-year strategy are captivating. Now that I am seeing it from the inside, the plan is incredibly inspiring.

“I’m very excited to be part of this amazing organisation and helping the team here to reach our collective goals.”


Mooven

Nick Walsh has been appointed as account executive based out of New South Wales. He will be responsible for accelerating customer growth across Australia’s eastern states.

Walsh offers a strong resume of startup and fast-growing tech company experience, with sales roles at Uber Eats in its early days, launching into Australia, Lightspeed (formerly Kounta), eBev, and Hubster. He joins from fintech Deferit, where he led a sales team and was responsible for partnerships strategy.

“More often than not, the cars we drive in today boast the latest user technologies and have been purpose built in factories backed by data and analytics for smarter operations,” Walsh says.

“But the roads and infrastructure our lives run on hasn’t been as quick to realise the benefits of smarter tech.

“Mooven works closely with all the parties involved in roading and public transport, and we’re primed to help them evangelise technology, bringing the right data closer to decision makers to leap ahead and change the economics of how projects are delivered.”

Based in Sydney, Walsh will report to and work closely with Mooven’s co-founder and CEO Micah Gabriels, who is also leading the company’s US expansion.

“Nick’s experience, energy and deep curiosity make him uniquely placed to help drive new and smarter ways of working,” Gabriels says.

The announcement follows two recent senior appointments. Auckland-based principal engineer Marina Goldburt joins from Auror with a 20-year career in software development, and product design lead Gavin Cammell, also based in Auckland, draws on more than 10 years of experience in UX design roles with his last stint at edtech Storypark.


Netskope

Samantha MacLeod and Nicholas McKenzie have been appointed as CxO advisors in APAC.

CxO advisors are members of an international advisory board at Netskope designed to support customers navigating security transformation projects. MacLeod and McKenzie are the first members of the Netskope board dedicated to the APAC region.

MacLeod has worked for more than 20 years in the technology and security industry. She has driven a number of significant cyber security transformation programs, with a career spanning corporate security, technology, and security risk across Australia, Asia and the US.

Nicholas McKenzie has been a cyber security professional for more than 20 years, and in parallel with his role as CxO Board advisor, is the Chief Information and Security Officer at Bugcrowd, the global leader in crowdsourced security that orchestrates data, technology, and human intelligence to expose security gaps with products like Bug Bounties, Penetration Testing-as-a-service, and more.

“Cyber security is a team effort. The more cyber security companies and professionals collaborate with one another, the more we will achieve cyber resilience among organisations,” McKenzie says.

“A board advisory role for Netskope [is] an opportunity to embrace this philosophy. Using my industry knowledge and global network, I’m aiming to help more APAC executives and organisations with advice and guidance, and, as a Netskope user myself, help them understand how the solutions better enable security transformations,” McKenzie adds.

“Many organisations, especially SMEs, continue to be challenged by cyber security problems in APAC,” MacLeod says.

“This advisory role is an opportunity for me to share knowledge with more executives and help strengthen cyber risk management practices across more organisations, including through advocacy of Netskope’s platform.

“In doing so, I hope to create more opportunities for Netskope to help customers automate the protection of their data and improve their overall understanding of complex security challenges.”

Netskope APAC CIO and CSO David Fairman is leading the CxO program in the region.

“Samantha and Nicholas are two of the most experienced cyber security professionals in our region, and I couldn’t have hoped for better leaders to join us and kick off our CxO advisory team in APAC,” Fairman says.


Plume

The company has appointed three new executives to its leadership team: Iman Abbasi as chief human resources officer, Shari Piré as chief legal and sustainability officer, and Kiran Edara as chief development officer.

These senior-level appointments enhance Plume’s executive team as the company continues to scale its global footprint of over 41 million locations and expands its market leadership position globally.

“A strong HR organisation is a core pillar and a critical function particularly for hyper-growth companies like Plume,” Abbasi says.

“Plume’s people-first culture, leadership, and commitment to thinking out-of-the-box are what drew me here.

“I will focus on attracting, developing and retaining a diverse and global talent base, establishing and continuously tuning modern HR practices responsive to the new norms, and growing a solid people team as a key business partner to all of our leaders,” Abbasi adds.

“I was captivated by Plume’s vision and culture of innovation which, coupled with the opportunity to stand-up the company’s first in-house legal team, sold me on Plume,” Piré says.

“As Plume matures, it’s important that we build robust policies, practices, and procedures consistent with our unconditional commitment to compliance, privacy, and data security, as well as our ambitious environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals, including sustainability, responsible resource utilisation, and the #PlumeStrong initiative,” Piré adds.

“Plume’s proven track record of innovation, ‘think big culture’, and huge market opportunity drew me in,” Edara says.

“With unique access to a massive set of proprietary data, core competence in drawing valuable insights, novel technology, and world-class engineering talent, Plume is ideally positioned to solve complex technical problems to deliver unparalleled levels of service personalisation.

“I’m excited to lead and scale a multi-disciplinary, global engineering team,” Edara adds.

“We are thrilled to welcome Iman, Shari, and Kiran to Plume,” Plume founder and CEO Fahri Diner says.

“All three are incredibly talented individuals, exceptional leaders, and subject matter experts who will propel us to new heights.”


Pluralsight

Somit Goyal has been appointed as president and chief operating officer.

Reporting to Pluralsight co-founder and CEO Aaron Skonnard, Goyal will be responsible for overseeing the development and execution of Pluralsight’s cohesive strategy across core product and go-to-market organisations in support of the company’s growth.

“Somit’s deep, proven expertise across business leadership, sales strategy and operations, and product management is the perfect match for Pluralsight in our next chapter of growth,” Pluralsight co-founder and CEO Aaron Skonnard says.

“His passion for driving continuous success for all business stakeholders combined with his technology and SaaS background will help us meet the evolving needs of our customers as we continue to empower large enterprises around the world to advance their technology workforce.

“An exceptional leader and ultimate team player, I’m so excited to welcome Somit to Pluralsight,” Skonnard adds.

“The technology skills gap is a growing problem for businesses and government agencies around the globe,” Somit says.

“I look forward to bringing my expertise to help our customers close these skills gaps, drive innovation, and compete in a digital world.

“I am thrilled with the opportunity to join Pluralsight and contribute to the company’s mission of advancing the world’s technology workforce.”

Goyal brings more than 20 years of experience in enterprise and consumer software in various functions across sales, customer success, and business strategy to Pluralsight.

He comes to Pluralsight after spending more than a decade at Microsoft in various leadership roles, most recently as modern work general manager. In that role, Goyal led global sales for Microsoft’s productivity, collaboration, and employee experience product suites, as well as the Surface family of devices.


Prvidr

New CEO, David Joss, will lead the company as it further expands its client base and industry verticals.

Joss’s most recent role was CEO of Southern Phone, where he successfully led the business through its sale to AGL in 2019.

He was also previously CEO of Bendigo Bank Telco, CEO of Community Telco Australia, and an executive with Singtel Optus.

“David’s rich heritage building virtual brands across banking, telcos, retail and energy are the exact competencies needed to operate and grow Prvidr,” Prvidr managing director Matt Goodlet says.”

“There simply isn’t a better CEO candidate and we are thrilled to have him join us,” Goodlet adds.

“I am looking forward to leading the growth of the business and building on the impressive foundations that have been laid,” Joss says.

“Telcos will enter the energy sector, energy operators will enter telecoms, and both should be providing their customers with appropriate cloud services.

“It’s all about leveraging the customer relationship and bringing together multiple products in a simple and effective channel.

“Enabling MPRs to deliver on this vision of a one-customer-multi-service business model is a complex undertaking, but something Prvidr has a track record of achieving.

“My joining Prvidr is as much a vote of confidence in the business and technology platform the team has built over the past seven years, as it is in the market opportunity.”

Launched in 2015, Prvidr has grown rapidly, scaling from five staff to over sixty employees, and from three Australian clients to more than fifteen clients across Asia Pacific.


Red Hat

Matt Hicks has been named as its new president and CEO.

Hicks previously served as products and technologies executive vice president and succeeds Paul Cormier, who will serve as chairman of the company.

Known as a hands-on leader within Red Hat, Hicks joined the company in 2006 as a developer on the IT team.

He quickly rose via leadership positions across the organisation, helping Red Hat solidify itself as the open hybrid cloud technology leader.

Most notably, Hicks was a foundational member of the engineering team that developed Red Hat OpenShift, which has grown into the backbone for hybrid cloud deployments across industries, now serving as the industry’s leading enterprise Kubernetes platform.

He has remained at the vanguard of hybrid cloud computing and Red Hat’s product strategy since then.

As executive vice president of Products and Technologies, Hicks was responsible for the entirety of Red Hat’s product strategy and engineering.

“When I first joined Red Hat, I was passionate about open source and our mission, and I wanted to be a part of that,” Hicks says.

“I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and prove that open source technology truly can unlock the world’s potential.”

Cormier, who was named president and CEO in 2020, has a 21-year tenure at Red Hat, and during that time, he has driven much of the company’s open hybrid cloud strategy, playing an instrumental role in the expansion of Red Hat’s portfolio to a full, modern IT stack based on open source innovation.

“Matt is the exemplification of a true Red Hatter and is absolutely the right person to step into this role,” Cormier says.

“He understands our product strategy and the direction the industry is moving in a way that’s second to none.

“As chairman, I’m excited to get to work with our customers, partners, and Matt in new ways. My focus moving forward will be on helping customers drive innovation forward with a hybrid cloud platform built on open source technology.”


ScienceLogic

Veteran IT sales and operational management executive Richard Parker has been named A/NZ vice president and general manager.

In this role, Parker will lead the expansion of ScienceLogic’s Asia-Pacific footprint, a central pillar of the company’s global growth trajectory.

Parker is a skilled executive with a proven record of optimising go-to-market (GTM) strategies, building and strengthening partner-specific alliances and leveraging nuanced insights into customers’ needs to produce key business outcomes.

Based in ScienceLogic’s Sydney, Australia office, Parker will lead the company’s GTM efforts in Australia and New Zealand and strengthen ScienceLogic’s market share across the Asia Pacific region.

“The region has seen massive growth in its tech and ICT sectors in recent years, and a key part of sustaining and scaling that growth is ensuring digital transformation efforts are built

 on a secure foundation,” Parker says.

“AIOps can help address immediate IT challenges and empower ScienceLogic customers to innovate and sharpen their competitive edge in this fast-changing environment.

“My priority is to build inclusive, high performing teams and refine organisational strategy as needed to best deliver these services and solutions to customers.”

Parker joins ScienceLogic after holding senior leadership positions with Capgemini and Unisys, where he was responsible for sales and business strategy within Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region, which resulted in significant business growth.

“ScienceLogic is a global company that brings perspectives and experiences from all over the world that allow us to better understand and meet our customers’ needs,” ScienceLogic CEO David Link says.

“Richard’s leadership will help us deepen our ties to Australia, New Zealand and the broader Asia-Pacific markets and tap into some of the fantastic innovations coming from this critical region.”


SEA Electric

EV industry leader Bill Williams has been appointed as sales vice president.

Williams brings to the role 25 years of experience in the sector via a range of executive positions, providing him with a unique insight as the market rapidly expands.

“It’s fantastic to have Bill join us as SEA Electric takes the next steps in our rapid growth across the globe,” SEA Electric founder and CEO Tony Fairweather says.

“His passion and insight into the development of the EV movement have made him a trusted spokesperson in the industry and have earned him the title of ‘The EVangelist’.

“Bill has previously presented at the Pentagon, to the US Department of Transportation, and the US Department of Energy, while also sitting on the Electric School Bus Steering Committee, among a range of positions that make him a highly valuable addition to the team as we move forward,” Fairweather adds.

“I’m thrilled to join the team at SEA Electric. After working in the industry from charging equipment, battery design, to complete vehicle manufacturing, the electric drive train is truly what will move successful EV Adoption for the truck and school bus fleets around the globe,” Williams says.

“SEA Electric has one of the most efficient solutions for existing vehicles and new ones to be electrified!”

Founded in Australia in 2012 but now headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, SEA Electric has gained traction the world over with its proprietary SEA-Drive power-system, a proven solution for a wide range of commercial transport applications.

Offering market-leading performance, efficiency and value for money, the system has found favour for adoption in truck, bus and van platforms.


Teltrac Communications

Bart Brichau has been appointed as new CEO of the company. An experienced business leader, Brichau will succeed acting CEO Michael Myles.

“Bart’s skills will complement and add to the existing skills of the leadership team and particularly Mike Myles, who will take up the position of general manager,” Board chair Julie Millar says.

“We do sincerely extend our utmost gratitude to Mike Myles for the commitment and dedication he has provided while undertaking the dual role of National Sales Manager and acting CEO. “

Brichau has an outstanding track record in the ICT, audiovisual automation and integration industries spanning three decades across New Zealand and internationally.

His career started at Alcatel in Europe in 1991. The next 12 years in Europe, Brichau grew to manage teams across Europe for companies like Level 3 Communications (now Lumen Technologies).

In New Zealand, he spent over six years at Spark managing large ICT technical teams.

Brichau later joined Microsoft New Zealand as manager of the technical specialist unit and since then, has been involved with a few startup companies as Asia Pacific vice president.

Brichau was managing director of a New Zealand-based eCommerce audiovisual company, which he grew to double revenue and successfully exited in 2019.

Most recently, he was group general manager at Automation Associates in Auckland.

“I am excited to join Teltrac Communications. Together with Mike and the Teltrac team, I look forward to further building on the solid foundation that the founders and Craig Hutchison have laid over the last 32 years,” Brichau says.

“The convergence of ICT and audiovisual technology has accelerated during the Covid pandemic and Teltrac is in prime position to help New Zealand businesses solve their technology challenges.”



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