APPOINTMENTS: Staging Connections fills three key positions, DPSA takes Groves and Holzheimer on board, Extreme Networks promote

DPSA aims at reseller support, Owens to translate A/NZ success to southern APAC

Staging Connections fills three senior managerial positions

Event staging, management, and planning services company, Staging Connections (SC) has filled three senior managerial positions, including the newly created role of digital business development manager.

Filling the new role is Tim Chapman, who will be working towards growing SC’s digital events components. This includes digital products and services, such as the ‘Event App’, which is scheduled for release later this year.

The event app digitises the event planning process by offering a virtual medium for organisation and communication.

“Chapman’s hands on experience managing blue chip clients and delivering strategic business development solutions using innovative new media solutions signals a new direction for SC,” SC managing director, Tony Chamberlain, said.

Chapman will also work with SC’s leadership team as to drive growth through existing and new customers by promoting a customer focus approach.

Overall, Chapman’s role will contribute to the program of improvement that SC is undertaking to deliver services more effectively.

Fiona Pascoe, who has 20 years experience in training sales teams in the hospitality, touring, and events industries, has been appointed as general manager of sales.

As part of SC’s goals of improving internal processes, Pascoe will be in charge of sales teams to ensure they have the right training and tools to communicate with clients, suppliers, and industry contacts.

She is responsible for all sales goals.

Pascoe has been offering her services to SC for six months, and her appointment symbolises the company’s need for these services in daily operations.

Additionally, Liz Clarke is joining SC as marketing manager, and will work towards strengthening the company brand.

She will be doing so by executing both internal and client communication as to encourage further negotiation of services and their implementation.

Clarke will also be overseeing the management of the marketing team in order to support daily marketing needs, and managing the company’s relationships with external marketing partners.

Groves and Holzheimer join DPSA with focus on reseller support

Specialist distributor, DPSA, has appointed Astrid Groves and Adam Holzheimer as part of its growth strategy, following a successful 2011, according to CEO, Jacques Tesson.

Groves, with almost 10 years of IT channel experience, is taking up the position of national sales and services support manager.

She will be responsible for all support services for resellers in order to assist in increasing service attach rates with their clients as to enable growth.

Holzheimer is joining DPSA with 10 years experience in the industry, ranging from retail to online application development. He will serve as business development manager for Western Australia.

He will work closely with reseller partners and APC by Schneider Electric to deliver clients’ data infrastructure projects.

“There are predictions that the Datacentre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) market could grow by as much as five times in the next few years,” said Tesson. “With our specialist knowledge of datacentre infrastructure, we are well-placed to take advantage of this growth and to help our reseller partners to do the same.”

Extreme Networks promotes James Owens

Extreme Networks has promoted James Owens to managing director of southern APAC, following his success as A/NZ regional director.

Owens’ main objective is to drive revenue and growth through the region, which incorporates south-east Asia and India.

He believes that he can bring the same levels of success he achieved in A/NZ, where he contributed to a 400 per cent overall growth increase since July 2010.

“In driving aggressive expansion, I shall be taking on sales and pre-sales responsibilities leadership across south-east Asia and India, and expanding the channel,” Owens said.

Prior to joining Extreme Networks in 2010, Owens held senior roles with Oracle and Cincom.