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Avanade Appoints Peter Thomson as Business Development Director, Australia / New Zealand

  • 20 April, 2004 15:07

<p>SYDNEY, Australia, 20 April 2004 -- Avanade Inc., the premier global technology integrator for Microsoft enterprise solutions, has appointed Peter Thomson as Business Development Director, Australia / New Zealand, responsible for driving Avanade's sales growth and building its profile across Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>Thomson has spent 24 years in the IT industry and in the last 14 years has held successful sales management, general management, and business development roles with a variety of international IT product vendors and IT consulting services organisations. Based in Melbourne, he is taking over from Trevor Harper, who recently took up the position of General Manager, Australia / New Zealand for Avanade.</p>
<p>As Business Development Director, Thomson will drive the strategic and operational execution of sales within Australia and New Zealand. He will manage the business development team, work with area and regional marketing, manage the regional sales pipeline, and drive Avanade sales methodology, discipline and process.</p>
<p>"At Avanade the product is people -- their skills and expert knowledge -- and the focus is on delivering services through those people," said Thomson. "It is vital that the length and breadth of the organisation be involved in sales and marketing. Avanade has many smart and capable people and I will be working collaboratively with all of them, not just sales personnel, to drive sales and marketing execution."</p>
<p>"Peter Thomson brings extensive business development experience in services to Avanade, complemented with product sales knowledge and an extensive list of contacts within major corporate and government organisations," said Trevor Harper, Avanade's Managing Director, Australia / New Zealand. "I look forward to working with him and continuing to build the already strong pipeline of new business opportunities in Australia and New Zealand."</p>
<p>Prior to joining Avanade, Thomson was General Manager -- Group Sales &amp; Marketing for Melbourne-based IT services company, Oakton. Before that, he spent five years with DMR Consulting (now Fujitsu Consulting) where he had responsibility for top and bottom lines as the State Sales Manager for Victoria. Earlier, Thomson held senior business development roles with IT product vendors including Informix, Silicon Graphics (SGI) and Data General. Thomson spent the first nine years of his career in software development, technical consulting and delivery management roles.</p>
Avanade is the world's premier technology integrator for Microsoft solutions. The certified technologists at Avanade help customers use Microsoft technology to realise a lower total cost of ownership for their infrastructure and application investments. Additional information can be found at</p>
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