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APPOINTMENTS: latest from Mindjet, Good Technology, and D-Link

APPOINTMENTS: latest from Mindjet, Good Technology, and D-Link

Mindjet opens Sydney office and makes key appointments, Good adds Griffiths for government growth, and Alterisio joins D-Link.

Mindjet opens Sydney office, makes key appointments

Business collaboration software vendor, Mindjet has announced the opening of a new Sydney office, as well as key promotions and new staff hires in Australia in preparation for anticipated demand increase for its products in 2012 throughout the region.

The vendor has experienced over 20 per cent year-over-year growth with more than 700 Australian customers, a number which it projects will increase beyond 1000 companies in 2012 for an anticipated 50 per cent growth.

“Over the past 12 months, we’ve increased our number of strategic partnerships in this region,” Mindjet senior director for APAJ, Cameron Ackbury, said. “As a result, we’ve seen impressive company growth which we expect to accelerate with additional resources including our new office, an increased sales and marketing headcount and new value-added reseller partnerships and licensing models.”

Increased activity has been supported by the recent promotion of Uwe Richter to international vice-president and general manager. Richter is responsible for overseeing business growth in APAJ and EMEA.

Additionally, Mindjet has made three regional appointments. Daniel Sims joins the vendor as APAJ marketing manager, and will drive its local marketing strategy.

Daniel Keegan is filling the role of enterprise account executive, with responsibility for expanding the company’s local business and broadening top tier enterprise clients. Lastly, Sim Shah has been appointed as corporate account executive with a focus on developing Mindjet’s local client base.


Good Technology adds Griffiths for government growth

Managed enterprise mobility provider, Good Technology has appointed Gary Griffiths to drive government growth and educate decision makers in the role of government account director.

Griffiths will be responsible for strengthening Good’s public sector business at a time when government agencies seek ways to take advantage of the BYOD phenomenon.

“With his background in and knowledge of the Federal Government sector in Canberra, he is the right man to educate decision makers on mobile security and grow our market share as government agencies develop BYOD policies for smartphones and tablets,” Good vice-president and corporate general manager for APAC, Jim Watson, said.

Prior to joining Good, Griffiths was VMware enterprise account manager, with responsibilities for developing and executing business development activities within Federal Government. He has also worked at ASG Group as business development executive, and at Fujitsu as client director for Federal Government.


Alterisio to grow D-Link in key markets

Unified networking products vendor, D-Link has appointed Ettore Alterisio as A/NZ business sales and marketing manager.

Alterisio will be responsible for increasing brand presence and driving sales and marketing for D-Link business products. The vendor expects him to establish it as one of the leading networking vendors within the A/NZ SMB market, IP surveillance market, and other key vertical markets.

He will be based in Sydney and reporting to managing director, Domenic Torre.

“Alterisio’s appointment comes at an important time for D-Link as we continue to develop and refresh our corporate partnerships and channels,” Torre said.

Alterisio has over 18 years’ experience in senior sales and product marketing, having held positions at Fujitsu Australia, Telstra, Brightpoint, Grays Online, and Ingram Micro.


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