UXC Limited appoints Peter Grimes as Sales Director of Strategic Accounts

UXC LogoUXC Limited has appointed Peter Grimes as Sales Director of Strategic Accounts.

In this newly created executive role, Peter will focus on building relationships and driving results for UXC and its strategic customers. He will head up a team targeted with further establishing UXC’s credentials in these accounts. Peter will work alongside Cris Nicolli, UXC’s Managing Director, and the UXC business unit CEOs.

Cris Nicolli, Managing Director of UXC said: “Peter will have a key role within UXC in the pursuit of new business and adding value to existing and new clients. We are increasingly being asked to provide leadership thinking and extend and expand our offerings and capability to deliver innovation to our customers. Peter’s experience in the technology sector means he is well-placed to support this, and the continued growth of UXC in Australia.”

Peter has more than 30 years of experience in driving growth in complex and dynamic markets, through the successful development of organisational and solution capabilities across diverse geographies. He has experience across many solution areas including outsourcing, integrated solutions, products and services, which provide a strong background for his role at UXC. Previously, Peter held senior sales leadership roles at CSC, IBM, EDS and HP. Read more ❯

Megan Smithies joins RSM Bird Cameron as Director Government Services

RSM_Bird_Cameron_Logo@2xJanuary 19, 2015RSM Bird Cameron, one of the largest mid-tier accounting firms in Australia, has announced that Megan Smithies has joined the firm as Director Government Services, based in the Canberra office.

Megan’s extensive government experience will inform her efforts to build stronger relationships with the public sector. She brings a deep understanding of the challenges that face government agencies. Megan has advised on issues such as budget and economic policy, expenditure and review priorities, capital investment and divestment decisions, service delivery, efficiency and effectiveness reviews, balance sheet management, taxation policy and administration, risk, and governance issues. Megan will work with the different practices across RSM Bird Cameron as an advisor on public sector projects.

Before joining RSM Bird Cameron Megan worked within the government sector for more than 25 years. In her most recent role as Director General for Commerce and Works Directorate for the ACT government, Megan sponsored major reforms to the ACT’s capital infrastructure program (The Capital Framework). This project led to the introduction of a range of new delivery models, improved infrastructure delivery mechanisms, risk quantification and management and better project governance structure. Read more ❯

UXC Limited appoints Iona MacPherson to the role of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

UXC LogoOctober 30, 2014UXC Limited is pleased to announce that it has finalised the search for a new Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary with the appointment of Iona MacPherson.

Iona comes with strong references and credentials. She has been a qualified chartered accountant for over 20 years and brings a strong background of professional development and experience, having been involved in a number of complex roles as well as working in organisations structured in a similar manner to UXC.

Iona joins UXC from Boom Logistics Limited, where she has held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary since 2007. In that role, she was pivotal in integrating and improving systems and processes; realising cost synergies across the business; establishing a sound capital management environment; and embedding best practice frameworks for financial management, risk and governance across the organisation. Prior to Boom Logistics Limited, Iona spent 4 years as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Australian Air Express, a Qantas and Australia Post joint venture, following a 13 year career with KPMG in their Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Melbourne offices.
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UXC Connect appoints Recognition PR as public relations agency

UXC Connect LogoFebruary 20, 2014UXC Connect, the largest Australian-owned ICT infrastructure solutions and services company, has appointed Recognition PR as its public relations consultancy.

UXC Connect leverages 40 years’ experience in the Australian market to provide solution design, delivery and support to over 800 large and medium size customers. Its range of flexible ICT solutions is designed to support customers’ converged infrastructure and exploit innovation across cloud, enterprise mobility & wireless, outsourcing, and unified communications.

Ian Poole, CEO UXC Connect, said, “This new partnership is very well-timed as we have a growing pool of experts who are thought leaders across their solution area and many of the issues that are transforming business today. We look forward to working with Recognition PR to communicate our experience and ideas as well as trends such as mobility and big data that are shaping the Australian market. I know that UXC Connect will benefit from the many years of experience in the Australian ICT market that Recognition PR brings to this partnership including their work with other members of the UXC group including UXC Limited and UXC Eclipse.”
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UXC Limited appoints Recognition PR as public relations agency

UXC LogoDecember 10, 2013UXC Limited, the largest Australian-owned end-to-end IT solutions company, has appointed Recognition PR to provide ongoing public relations activities in Australia and New Zealand.

UXC Limited is an S&P/ASX 300 listed Australian IT solutions company. 

UXC provides a broad range of IT solutions in consulting, enterprise applications and infrastructure that support customers to plan and design, implement and enhance, and operate and manage their ICT requirements. As such, UXC solutions and services help customers change and transform their businesses.

Cris Nicolli, Managing Director, UXC Limited, said, “UXC Limited is focused on building broader brand awareness for the group and its entire portfolio of solutions in the Australian and New Zealand market. As UXC Limited continues to grow in Australia and beyond, we wanted a partner that could support that expansion with marketing and communications activities.”

Recognition PR is an Australian-owned IT and corporate specialist public relations firm with more than 27 years’ experience. Its clients include BlackDiamondz, PageUp People, Pitney Bowes Software, Red Hat, RIB Software and RSM Bird Cameron.

Wavelink appoints Hayley Dack as Territory Sales Manager for Meru Education-Grade (MEG) Wi-Fi in Australia and New Zealand

Wavelink LogoSunnyvale, Calif. and Melbourne, Australia – September 18, 2013 – Meru Networks and its Australian distributor Wavelink today announced the appointment of Hayley Dack as Territory Sales Manager for Meru Education-Grade (MEGTM) Wi-Fi in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ). Dack has more than eight years’ experience in sales-focused roles in the IT industry. Dack joins a dedicated team of Meru technical sales professionals comprising territory account managers and sales engineers, through which Meru and Wavelink bring Meru’s advanced wireless solutions to market.

“I’m very excited to continue the tremendous work of the Meru Networks ANZ team in K-12 and higher education,” said Dack. “Meru Networks’ recent announcement of the AP832, the world’s fastest enterprise 802.11ac access point, means that Meru can deliver a seamless upgrade path to their hundreds of existing customers in the region and gives the team an edge when working with education customers to meet their Wi-Fi needs.”

Meru’s MEG solution is designed to solve colleges’ and universities’ BYOD issues and support their uninterrupted learning applications. MEG starts with three simple steps: Read more ❯

UXC Eclipse appoints Recognition PR as public relations agency

UXC Eclipse LogoSeptember 10, 2013UXC Eclipse, the largest Microsoft Dynamics partner in the Asia Pacific region, has appointed Recognition PR to provide ongoing public relations activities in Australia and New Zealand.

UXC Eclipse is a leading provider of intelligent business solutions to the enterprise and mid-market. Its service offerings include applications business consulting and project management, applications development, corporate performance management and business process management.

Madeleine Murphy, marketing director, UXC Eclipse said: “UXC Eclipse will be working with Recognition PR to further increase the company’s profile in Australia and New Zealand as the leading Microsoft Dynamics partner of choice for ERP and CRM globally. We have worked with Recognition PR previously and recently again on a series of projects. Given the team’s understanding of the technology sector, our business, culture and way of working, engaging them on an ongoing basis was an obvious choice.”

Elizabeth Marchant, director, Recognition PR said: “It’s great to be working with UXC Eclipse again as the company has lots of interesting technology and business stories to tell.”
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Meru Networks announces new Vice President of Sales for the Asia Pacific region

Wavelink LogoJuly 4, 2013Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) has appointed longtime technology market veteran Jeffery D. Sage as Vice President of Sales for the Asia Pacific region. Sage, who is based in Singapore, previously served in senior sales positions at IBM, Tata Technologies and General Motors.

“I am very enthusiastic about the opportunities that lie ahead for Meru,” said Sage, “and look forward to helping to drive the company’s growth in this critical region.”

At IBM, Sage was responsible for the Fiat/Chrysler global integrated account, headed the Application Management Services Line of Business in ASEAN, and launched the Lean Six Sigma program across the Asia Pacific region. While at Tata, he was the company’s senior executive General Manager running the company from the India headquarters. As such he was responsible for intellectual capital development, profit and loss, global sales and marketing, and was the lead client executive for the company’s largest global clients. At GM, Sage led a core leadership team responsible for sales, marketing, services, and delivery of manufacturing and engineering solutions across all geographies. Read more ❯

Wavelink appoints business development manager to enhance channel program

Michael PrideJanuary 30, 2012Wavelink, a value added distributor of enterprise mobility solutions, has appointed Michael Pride to the role of business development manager for the Northern region (NSW, ACT and QLD), and as the sales lead for Citrix’s Zenprise MDM solutions nationally.

Based in Wavelink’s Sydney office, Michael will be responsible for channel management, working with key channel partners to identify and close major opportunities, as well as assist in developing channel capability.

Michael has 25 years’ experience in the IT industry in the UK and Australia. Most recently he spent five years in IT security with McAfee and Kaspersky. Prior to that Michael held various management roles at Primus Telecom Australia, Telstra Bigpond and Austar.

Ilan Rubin, managing director, Wavelink, said, “Michael has extensive experience in the IT sector, in the channel space as well as direct touch with end customers. This will contribute significantly to Wavelink’s ongoing commitment to servicing its customers through the channel and supporting its channel partners in closing major deals.”
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