Synergy's managed services director, Roy Pater, has quit his post after just under two years with the ASX-listed integrator.
Pater attributed his decision to a company restructure following the acquisitions of Synergy Plus in March and embattled rival, Leading Solutions, on November 13. Prior to joining ComputerCorp, Pater was Leading Solutions’ NSW general manager.
“There has been a lot of turmoil and changes. It’s a new chapter in Synergy’s life and it was either get on-board or not,” he said. “The course has changed and it’s not the direction I wanted to take.
“I want to be in control of my own destiny, not through a public board,” Pater said.
Pater plans to either start-up his own company, or join a smaller organisation looking to build up a managed services practice. His first step though, will be to take a month off.
Synergy, which is already hunting for a national services director, is now also looking to replace Pater. In the interim, Damon Cameron will take over managed services duties from his Perth base.
Pater stressed he left Synergy’s services business in good shape.
“I think we have done well – we grew our services business 35 per cent last year, and the managed services grew by 24 per cent with healthy profit,” he said.
Pater’s departure is one of several from the Synergy/ComputerCorp business over the past month. ComputerCorp’s eastern sales director, Tony Heywood, was made redundant in late October after the company brought on former IBM division manager, Joe Arcuri, as national sales director.
It is understood Synergy’s marketing director, Janine Harvey, has also resigned.
ASX-listed ComputerCorp acquired Synergy Plus in March this year. The combined group is being rebranded to Synergy Plus Operations this month.