Greenbox Systems has appointed former Data#3 national sales manager for infrastructure solutions Phillip Dickman as new chief executive officer.
Dickman will replace former CEO and founder Shane Mulholland who has taken on the executive chairman role.
Greenbox was established in 2000 and provides secure management of sensitive IT assets from imaging to disposal of extremely-sensitive data, employing more than 100 specialist staff across four locations in Australia.
Dickman brings 20 years of experience to the business having spent the last four years at Data#3, having previously worked for IT services provider GBST and Suncorp.
At Greenbox, he will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, alongside focusing on the company’s sales strategy.
"The number of malicious and inadvertent threats to data security continues to increase, and organisations across all sectors – and especially government and large enterprise – are focused on minimising risk by protecting their assets both virtually and physically,” Dickman said.
"Greenbox has established a solid platform to help organisations protect sensitive information at all stages of its lifecycle – from the moment a device is installed, right through to its disposal.
"My objective is not only to maintain these comprehensive capabilities, but expand the company’s foothold in the Australian economy by executing on expansion targets, including partnerships with key technology vendors and systems integrators."
Following the appointment, Mulholland will take the opportunity to focus on the company's long-term goals.
"The combination of Greenbox’s position as a leader in IT lifecycle solutions and Phil’s extensive experience allows me to take a step back from working in the business to work on the business,” Mulholland added.
"Greenbox’s continued growth is driven by a shift towards greater levels of accountability and cost efficiency around the asset lifecycle, particularly pre-deployment and end-of-use.
"Our strategic plan required a broadening of our product offering and operational expansion by both organic and inorganic means. Phil’s success in driving revenues and managing mergers and acquisitions means he is ideally suited to achieve the required directives."
This is the company's fourth centre, adding to the existing ones in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, from where services were provided prior to the new centre being launched.
The Canberra ITCC has 25 security-cleared specialists in order to provide Federal Government and Defence agencies with secure and large-scale IT services backed by Defence standards, ISO and R2 accreditations.