DXC Connect hires TDL talent as new alliances director

DXC Connect hires TDL talent as new alliances director

​Former marketing and alliances director for Thomas Duryea Logicalis, Oliver Descoeudres, takes the new job

Oliver Descoeudres - Alliances director, DXC Connect

Oliver Descoeudres - Alliances director, DXC Connect

Oliver Descoeudres has been appointed as new alliances director for DXC Connect, tasked with creating partnerships with technology, distribution and delivery partners in Australia.

With a remit for driving "pipeline and revenue growth", Descoeudres joins DXC Connect as the business increases capabilities across core technologies, such as data centre, networking, collaboration, security and end-user compute.

Previously marketing and alliances director for Thomas Duryea Logicalis, a role he held for more than a year, Descoeudres exited the business in November 2017.

Prior to that, Descoeudres spent 17 years with NetStar Group as marketing director, which was acquired by Logicalis Group in 2009, and subsequently took on the Logicalis brand.

Six years later in December 2015, Logicalis moved to acquire IT infrastructure consultancy, Thomas Duryea Consulting, which rebranded to Thomas Duryea Logicalis almost a year later.

According to Descoeudres' LinkedIn profile, his role with DXC Connect sees him work with technology, distribution and delivery partners to "drive pipeline and revenue growth" for the company.

"This new role highlights DXC Connect’s continued focus and investment in our alliance partners. It also demonstrates our commitment in both traditional and next gen offerings for our clients in the mid-market and agile enterprise," DXC Connect director and general manager, DXC Connect A/NZ, Rob Kohler, said.

The new role comes several months after former DXC Connect general manager, Rob McCabe, found himself facing legal action by his former employer over alleged confidentiality breaches in a legal case that extends to several people from the business’s ranks.

DXC Technology launched the legal action in early August 2017 against several members of its leadership ranks in Australia who, it is understood, may have been in a position to allegedly migrate, potentially en masse, to fellow system integrator, Data#3.

Several defendants named in the case are largely from DXC Connect’s leadership and upper management ranks.

McCabe resigned as general manager of DXC Connect on 21 June 2017, giving three months’ notice, according to court documents, and was placed on “gardening leave” in late July.

As reported by ARN in October last year, DXC Technology pulled Data#3 into the legal action against the former employees from its Connect business over the alleged confidentiality breaches, naming the fellow integrator as the eighth defendant in the case.

Updated on 28 February with comments from Rob Kohler.

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