HPE's Carinne Bird flies the Aussie channel coop

HPE's Carinne Bird flies the Aussie channel coop

Local HPE channel business executive joins cyber security company in the Middle East

Carinne Bird

Carinne Bird

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) executive, Carinne Bird, has taken a role with cyber security provider, DarkMatter, after stepping down from her position as channel business executive for HPE in the local market.

Bird was employed in her role at HPE for more than two years, and was accountable for the company's services channel across all lines of business in A/NZ.

Sources close to ARN flagged Bird’s exit from the company last year, with Bird since announcing her new appointment with DarkMatter, based in the Middle East, via a LinkedIn update.

Bird's move comes amid recent reshuffle at HPE, which has since seen Paul Shaw join Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) as its A/NZ northern region sales director, and Tony Smith vacating his role as director of HPE Server Business Unit, amongst other appointments.

On an international scale, Denzil Samuels was named global channels boss following the resignation of Kerry Bailey as head of the worldwide indirect sales organisation for the enterprise group, on 10 January.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Bird left HPE - and Australia - in March, and has taken on a director of channel sales role with the cyber security company at its head office in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

In this role, Bird's responsibilities include channel strategy and leadership, strategic planning, sales management and program management, involving the creation and execution of programs for growth.

Prior to her role at HPE, Bird worked at IBM in a number of roles over her nearly 20-year tenure with the company, most recently as its emerging markets ecosystem development marketing director. She was in this role for a little over a year.

Some of the other companies Bird has worked for include Tech Pacific and NetComm Modems.

Bird is also an advocate for female progression in the tech industry, having sat on the panel of judges for ARN’s WIICTA [Women in ICT] awards.

At the time of publication, HPE had not responded to ARN's queries.

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