New Brennan IT recruit looks for growth

Newly appointed Brennan IT general manager, Andy Purvis, will hit the acquisition trail as part of plans to aggressively grow the services company.

The former managing director of Computacenter Scotland and Northern Ireland, who has been in the Sydney-based role for five weeks, said Brennan was looking for specific acquisitions which were complementary to its existing business.

"Any ISPs without managed services or infrastructure integration would be a target; or resellers with a good customer base where we could offer infrastructure integration or managed services," Purvis said.

He pointed to the recent acquisition of Brisbane-based secure ISP, iExec, as an example. Brennan IT has already moved its Brisbane staff into the iExec office to complete the integration.

The service provider, which finds its sweet spot in businesses with 500 seats or more, is also looking at office openings in Tasmania and New Zealand, Purvis said. The addition of a Tasmanian office would mean it had a presence in the capital of each Australian state and territory with the exception of Darwin.

Purvis also flagged aspirations to double the service provider's headcount to 300 within two years.