Lenovo DCG appoints Frank Eagleton as channel chief

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Lenovo DCG appoints Frank Eagleton as channel chief
Frank Eagleton, Lenovo DCG

Lenovo Australia's Data Centre Group has promoted company veteran Frank Eagleton as its ANZ channel boss.

Eagleton assumes the role of head of SMB and channel sales for ANZ, succeeding Nathan Knight, who was promoted to ANZ general manager in December 2018.

As part of the role, Eagleton will focus on Lenovo’s hybrid ‘sell with’ methodology, aiming to post double digit growth in ANZ data centre market share.

“My 12 years at Lenovo have meant I’ve been exposed to multiple different aspects and functions of the business, and had the opportunity to collaborate across the organisation,” Eagleton said.

“This is what I love about Lenovo—the opportunity to make an impact. I am very excited about the road ahead, looking at our challenging aspirations over the next few years, and I’m proud to contribute to those aspirations with strategy and great partnerships.”

Eagleton first joined Lenovo South Africa in 2007 as distribution manager, later moving to Sydney in 2012 in the vendor’s ANZ distribution sales team. He eventually became channel sales manager for Lenovo PCs and Smart Devices Group in 2016, Eagleton’s last role before this promotion.

Knight was promoted to general manager to replace Rob Makin, who joined Lenovo’s worldwide device-as-a-service team as its executive director and general manager.

“Lenovo DCG is thrilled to promote Frank in to this well-deserved position. Having been with the team for 12 years, he is able to leverage a wealth of experience in strategising partner programs,” Nathan Knight said.

Updated 5 July 2019 10:21am: added comments from Lenovo.

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