HPE plucks new channel chief from NTT ranks

Takes over from Marina Fronek
Julie Barbieri (HPE South Pacific)

Julie Barbieri (HPE South Pacific)

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) South Pacific has appointed Julie Barbieri to the role of general manager for partners, alliances and service providers, following Marina Fronek's departure late last year.

Based in Melbourne, Barbieri will report directly to vice president and managing director Stephen Bovis and will focus on the company’s everything-as-a-service model and partner route-to-market strategy.

Taking over from Fronek, who stepped down in November 2019, Barbieri will come into the role from 6 April 2020.

Bovis said Barbieri will be “an integral and valuable asset to the leadership team.”

“She has proven her ability to deliver on business outcomes, effectively lead and develop her team, and proactively build critical relationships, and I am delighted to bring her into the HPE family,” Bovis said.

Prior to her appointment, Barbieri held a number of leadership roles over the last 30 years, with 20 of those spent working as a channel and alliance partner.

Her most recent position was at NTT as the general manager for technology solutions for over six years. In addition, she was also the director for national sales and general manager for infrastructure.

Before this, she held positions at Frontline Systems Australia, Avnet and Digital Equipment Corporation.