Cirrus taps Data#3 talent for WA lead

Cirrus taps Data#3 talent for WA lead

Glen McAtee will lead the Western Australian business

Cirrus Networks managing director, Matt Sullivan.

Cirrus Networks managing director, Matt Sullivan.

Cirrus Networks (ASX:CNW) has appointed Glenn McAtee as the Western Australia state manager.

McAtee joins from Brisbane-headquartered IT solutions provider, Data#3 (ASX:DTL), where he was also the state manager for the region for almost six years.

Data#3 announced his replacement only yesterday, with Kingsley McGarrigle, a former Telstra head of business development and solutioning, being appointed as WA state manager for Data#3.

At Cirrus, McAtee will report directly to managing director Matt Sullivan starting in the new role on 11 October.

As Data#3 state manager, McAtee delivered over 300 per cent growth, increasing staff 7 fold and delivering a number of significant contracts, Cirrus said in a statement.

He has over 30 years of experience in the industry and, prior to joining Data#3, he worked for L7 Solutions for six years, which was acquired by Cirrus in 2015. He also worked for IT and services provider Alphawest, a SingTel Optus company, and The Net Effect.

“I am delighted to be joining Cirrus at such an exciting time in the organisation,” McAtee said. “Having established a reputation to design, deliver and manage innovative value based solutions for clients, I am confident we can continue the success as a market leader in WA.

“With exceptional staff and a can do culture we will continue to drive growth and increase market share in WA.”

Cirrus said McAtee is a key hire as the company strategically focuses on service based solutions delivering clients value into the future.

“We are excited to have someone of Glenns’ calibre join the executive team,” Cirrus’ Sullivan said. “Having worked with Glenn at L7 Solutions and seen his success at Data#3 we are very confident he will grow and develop the WA business into the leading services and managed services player in the region.”

Cirrus Networks closed the 2017 financial year with an underlying net profit to $751,000 after suffering a $1.6 million loss in the same period last year. Cirrus’ revenue was up 176 per cent to $53.9 million from $19.5 million in the previous year.

The company has recently secured a data storage contract with Deakin University in Victoria which will provide the university with a next-generation data storage platform from Pure Storage that aims to provide low latency, 

The contract win came just two days after Cirrus revealed a $1.4 million contract for disaster recovery and services with the Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA). This contract includes the implementation of a business continuity and disaster recovery solution across all PPA sites in Western Australia (WA). 

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