Former Sun Microsystems managing director, Jim Hassell, has joined NBN Co as its head of product development and sales.
Hassell will be based in Sydney and will report to CEO, Mike Quigley.
“Jim has extensive experience in working with customers in the technology sector and complements the diverse breadth of experience that we have within the NBN Co management," Quigley said in a statement. “The establishment of a product development and sales division in NBN Co will ensure the organisation forges productive relationships with retail service providers as we move to deliver our wholesale products to the market.”
According to the NBN Co statement, Hassell was selected from a detailed selection process and used executive firm, Egon Zehnder International.
Hassell was previously the COO of services provider, Broadcast Australia.
He has more than 25 years experience in the IT and communications industry, spending the majority of his career with IBM and Sun.
Hassell spent eight years as the head of Sun Australia, increasing its local revenues by 20 per cent and profits by 282 per cent. During his 12 years at IBM, he had experience in both sales management and product operation roles.
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