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Dare exits HP

Dare exits HP

Solutions boss severs ties to find a new challenge

HP's solutions partners organisation director, Martin Dare, has resigned from his post to pursue new opportunities. His last day will be February 28.

Dare said he felt the time was right to re-evaluate his career.

"I've always taken the time to look at what I do and my key milestones," he said.

Dare highlighted HP's introduction of partner specialisations late last year as a major achievement.

HP had also made significant changes to its channel relationships over the past couple of years, Dare said. This had improved its market standing.

"I'm leaving at a time when HP's channel is as strong as it's ever been. We've been through the direct strategies and introduced rules of engagement. We've accomplished a great deal," he said. "We have also recently had our customer satisfaction with partner results, which have shown year-on-year growth. This points to the fact that we have done some good work."

Dare said he wanted to leave HP before looking for a new role.

"I thought it would be inappropriate to look for another job while in this one," he said. "I'd like to have a moment's pause to decide what I do next."

Dare has been with HP for six years, initially joining Compaq in 2000. He was appointed to the solutions partner role in May 2004. His resume also includes stints with IBM and its joint venture with Telstra, Advantra. He is also chairman of the NSW branch of the Australian Information and Industry Association (AIIA).

Dare said he was keen to remain in IT, and interested in working on the channel side of the fence. HP is now looking for his replacement.


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