Novell has refused to comment on the sudden departure of A/NZ general manager, Grant Greentree.
He left abruptly after just three months in the post. His last day in the office was May 26. Prior to joining Novell, Greentree was most recently employed as CEO of software vendor, Redmap Networks. He was also a former shareholder in Web services company, Peakhour.
A spokesperson for Novell said its former head of operations for the region, Matthew Christie, had replaced Greentree.
Christie joined Novell in October 1999 in a New Zealand partner sales role. He assumed the acting general manager's role in November and was appointed head of Asia-Pacific operations in February. He has accrued 10 years' experience in the industry across application development, recruitment and solution sales.
The spokesperson said it was business as usual for the networking vendor.