Rainbird to coordinate Volante services

Rainbird to coordinate Volante services

Volante has announced current Citec managing director, Mark Rainbird, as its new director of services in a bid to build its business capabilities.

Volante group managing director, Ian Penman, said the decision to hire Rainbird was based on his experience driving company sales and performance in the services arena.

"Mark's record of introducing rigour, innovation and high levels of energy to businesses will be a great asset to Volante as we continue to build our services organisation," he said.

Penman said Rainbird's first task would be to formulate a strategy on how to pool its services resources together.

"We are a services led organisation and have a lot of lines of business, but there was no one in charge of bringing these together and taking our offerings to market," he said.

As part of the role, Rainbird will be in charge of overseeing Volante's managed services contracts, Penman said.

The newly created position is one of two established by Penman to address its core business areas: services and products.

It comes after the appointment of ex-Harris Technology general manager of commercial sales, Shayne Taylor, to the role of director of products in March. Rainbird's appointment also follows several changes across Volante's senior management team over the past 12 months.

In July, former group CEO, Allan Brackin, announced he would resign from the position after four years with the company. He was replaced by Penman on November 1.

Volante also appointed former Mirvac group general manager of finance, Stephen Rorie, as chief financial officer, last month.

Rainbird will start with the IT services company on May 23. He will relocate from Queensland to Sydney for the position.

Prior to his three-year tenure at Citec, Rainbird's resume includes a role as director of mining with Cap Gemini Ernst and Young, as well as senior management roles with Mincom, Total Energy Systems and Comalco.

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