ASX-listed systems integrator, ComputerCorp (ASX:CZP), has hired two new managed services staff as part of ongoing efforts to expand its annuity services business.
Ex-Commander chief solutions architect, David Harrop, has joined as a solutions architect across ComputerCorp’s managed services division. Prior to spending two-and-a-half years with Commander he worked at software company, Infomedia.
ComputerCorp managed services director, Roy Pater, said Harrop will be responsible for its technical strategy across managed services. He will also assist with virtualisation, storage and networking platform development as well as some elements of security.
“We’re serious about developing our managed services capabilities and have recently moved to a new Frontrange system to cater for growth,” Pater said. “David brings us an enterprise discipline and mindset to our focus on the mid-market and professional services space. You still need to have a mid-market solution based on enterprise principles that’s scalable.
“His forte is taking a company with everything insourced and going to an outsourced, managed services environment.”
ComputerCorp has also appointed Mike Vanzooggel as managed services engagement specialist. He has spent the past 10 years with Leading Solutions and BCA IT, initially as a business development manager before heading up Leading’s enterprise sales team.
“Mike has been heavily involved in transacting sales that are more solutions focused and will lead the way in selling managed services deals,” Pater said. “He will be a national resource and a mentor in identifying managed services opportunities.”
Vanzooggel said his focus was on training sales people to understand a managed services play, as well as creating packages that can be more easily delivered to market.
“There is a lot of state-based knowledge at ComputerCorp – part of my strategy is to build us as a federal company and deliver this knowledge nationally,” he said.
Pater said ComputerCorp had about a dozen dedicated managed services staff including sales and technical employees.