Dimension Data has appointed Christopher Long as its new national sales director. He replaces Ian Jansen, who left the company after 16 years in December to join local software vendor, Promax, as CEO.
Long’s responsibilities will be to manage Dimension Data’s sales team, and to promote a broader range of services into the company’s client base.
“I want to make sure that we’re taking all the solutions that Dimension Data offers to our customer base,” he said. “As sales director, I’m in charge of getting the sales force in line with the company’s initiatives.”
Long has spent the last 22 years in a number of senior executive positions in enterprise software and services firms, both locally and overseas. Most recently he was with ERP software company, Lawson, as its director of professional services.
Jansen said the move was a lifestyle choice. “I wanted to spend more time with my family, and the opportunity to work in a software house with plenty of growth potential while being based in the beautiful Port Stephens was too good to pass up,” he said.