Synergy CEO quits after board dispute

Synergy CEO quits after board dispute

CEO at systems integrator Synergy Plus, Perry Blackney, has quit his post due to irreconcilable differences with the board.

Westan managing director, Victor Aghtan, who is a part-owner in the company, was saddened by Blackney's decision to leave. He did not comment further on the reasons behind Blackney's resignation.

"I have respected the professionalism that he has exhibited throughout his time with Synergy," Aghtan said. " His achievements include driving Synergy to record revenues and positioning the company well as we embark on an exciting growth strategy."

Blackney, who left on February 27, had been with the company for 12 months.

Aghtan and former Synergy CEO and current director, Bill Votsaris, will jointly assume the CEO role until a replacement has been found. The pair purchased Synergy in 2002 through a newly formed separate company, Tanion. Votsaris is also an owner in reseller, Paragon Systems.

The search for a permanent CEO would take place in the next financial year.

Predominantly an IBM shop, Synergy Plus provides infrastructure integration and application development services. It maintains offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra. It has 160 staff.

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