Winner: Exclusive Networks
Highly commended: DNA Connect
Winner: Nextgen Distribution
Highly commended: Rhipe
Winner: Dicker Data
Winner: Dell Technologies
Highly commended: Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Highly commended: APC by Schneider Electric
Highly commended: CrowdStrike
Highly commended: VMware
Winner: Neels du Plooy, VMware
Highly commended: James Walters, Nextgen Distribution
Neels was recognised for spearheading the roll-out of VMware’s new partner operating model in Australia and New Zealand, in a global first for the vendor. The move upended more than 10 years of traditional operating procedures and resulted in partner business growth of 36 per cent year-on-year.
Winner: Jay Isikli, Datto
Highly commended: Yusuf Mustafa, Arrow ECS ANZ
Jay won this award for his technical work with Datto channel partners and reconfiguring and rebuilding the vendor’s data centre in Sydney. Jay is tasked with up-skilling MSPs and through his technical expertise has helped expand the base of MSPs from three to 1,300 in four years.
Winner: Damian Zammit, Thomas Duryea Logicalis
Highly commended: Jo Masters, Tquila ANZ
Damian was awarded for his expertise in leading the merged businesses of Thomas Duryea Consulting, Logicalis and CNI, through the creation of a unified internal team. The leadership structure implemented by Damian has supported 23 per cent year-on-year growth across the transformation business unit.
Winner: Tristan Yeatman, Dicker Data
Tristan was recognised for architecting and implementing an incentive reward campaign for Cisco that delivered an incremental $10 million in revenue for the distributor’s Cisco business. Through this initiative, Tristan also increased the number of active Cisco partners transacting with Dicker Data by 14 per cent during the promotional period to a record high amount.
Winner: Ashley Steadman, The Missing Link
Ashley won this award for achieving year-on-year sales growth of 164 per cent during FY19. According to one customer, Ashley is valued for his ”technical advice, transparency and honesty”, performing the role of trusted advisor for new and long-standing accounts.
Partner: The Missing Link
Hardware Vendor: HP
Software Vendor: Cisco Meraki
Distributor: Leader Systems
Channel Enabler: Michael Brogan, Sophos
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ARN congratulates all winners, finalists and nominees, and thanks a judging panel comprising of over 170 of the industry’s leading influencers.