Former Leading Solutions and ComputerCorp staffer, Rick McWhinnie, has joined rival integrator, Oriel, as sales manager.
Oriel general manager, Chris Fydler, said the role was created to help meet growth in the business. McWhinnie joined this month after a six-month stint with Leading Solutions.
“I came on about five years ago when Jake [Wynne, founder of Oriel] was a small integrator, and have effectively gone about growing the business while running sales since I started,” Fydler said. “It’s got to the stage where we needed someone with industry experience to help with our business and grow the sales team.
“We interview a number of people… Rick’s skill set and positive character suits our culture.”
Oriel has six sales staff and provides products and services around virtualisation, unified communications, managed services and systems management. Its key vendor partnerships include VMware, HP, Cisco, Citrix and EMC.
Before joining Leading Solutions in March as state sales manager, McWhinnie was in a similar role with ASX-listed integrator, ComputerCorp.