On the move: changes in the channel

Find out who's coming and going in channel life.

By Allie Coyne on May 1, 2012
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Adobe names channel head Adobe Systems' appointment of a new A/NZ channel head, Steve Martin, coincides with the launch of its revamped channel program. Martin was most recently a consultant to Channel Dynamics where he advised IT vendors on channel strategy and engagement.
Kaseya appoints marketing chief Karen O'Donell is the new marketing director for Kaseya A/NZ. O'Donell most recently worked as channel and enterprise marketing manager for A/NZ at Juniper Networks, and has 15 years' marketing experience across organisations like HP, IBM and Epson.
Avalanche names CTO Australian-owned Avalanche Technology Group has appointed Kevin Yank to the newly created position of chief technology officer. Avalanche said its continuing growth necessitated a dedicated CTO role.
WatchGuard's sales team grows WatchGuard Technologies has boosted its support for its regional channel partners and end users across A/NZ with two appointments in sales and marketing. Tania Mushtaq (pictured) joins as marketing manager for the region, and Adam Cooper as inside sales executive.
Ryan on the KACE Dell has tapped Mark Ryan to head up its Dell KACE channel program for Australia and New Zealand. Ryan has more than 10 years experience in senior management positions at the likes of HP and Triforce Australia.
Riverbed builds channel Riverbed Technology has made four new appointments, with Joe McPhillips (pictured) joining from Blue Coat as channel director for A/NZ, Brett Waddington as A/NZ service provider alliances manager, Nathan Godsall as technical account manager of channels, and former OPNET exec Con Ioannou as technical account manager for service providers.
Emerson names MD Emerson Network Power has appointed John Simpson as managing director, replacing David Scott who retired after 38 years with the company. Simpson joined Emerson in 2011 following a nine-year stint as GM for Chloride Australia.
Owen steps up for Extreme Extreme Networks has promoted regional A/NZ director James Owen to managing director of Southern Asia Pacific, with additional responsibilities for South-east Asia and India. He will remain based in Sydney.
Altis builds ACT arm Altis Consulting has announced the appointment of Matthew McNamamra as solutions delivery manager, based in Canberra. McNamara has 20 years experience in IT including as managing principal at UXC Consulting.
Trend Micro creates new post Trend Micro has named Tim Falinski as director of retail for A/NZ. Falinski joins from almost 15 years at NEC where he last held the role of regional sales director for Australasia.

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