Samsung Australia boosts partner and solutions teams

Natasha Datos will lead the partner business group and Lee Williams will head the enterprise solutions group

Samsung Electronics Australia has made several new appointments in its Partner Business and Solutions Group.

Natasha Datos has been appointed as the manager of the Partner Business Group and Lee Williams has joined as the manager of the Enterprise Solutions Group, boosting the enterprise and SMB team to 38 in Australia.

Prior to joining Samsung, Williams worked for Gen-i in a number of mobility roles.

Datos will be responsible for driving the vendor’s partner program, strategy and alliances. She previously worked as the national sales manager for the software services division of Dimension Data and has also worked with Microsoft, Cisco, Nortel and Bay Networks.

The Partner Business Group is responsible for managing relationships with alliance and channel partners. The Solutions Group is made up of a team of architects and pre-sales engineers who work closely with clients and partners. “We are committed to growing our presence in Australia and providing our customers and partners with the support they need,” Samsung Enterprise and SMB director, Andre Obradovic, said.

Jonathan Lloyd has also joined the team as strategic alliance manager of the Partner Business Group, and will be responsible for developing the vendor’s enterprise alliance partner strategy and model.

He is primarily focused on identifying and driving engagement with key alliances across sales, marketing, product and strategic direction. Lloyd was previously with Gen-i Australia and has also worked with Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, VMware and EMC. Other appointments include Chris Land as partner manager across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia; Paul Hutchings as partner manager for NSW and ACT; Gerard Kennedy as solutions architect; and Brett Inman as pre-sales engineer.

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