Networking vendor D-Link has announced the appointment of Jacky Chang has the company's new managing director for the Australia and New Zealand market.
Chang, who will be based in Sydney, started with D-Link in 1996 and, in 2012, was appointed D-Link VP of South Asia, having now seen that role extended to include managing the ANZ business.
“Jacky’s appointment to Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand comes at a pivotal time for D-Link as we continue to expand our networking, broadband and wireless technology capabilities," says Maurice Famularo, the company's ANZ marketing director.
“D-Link is fast growing company, with an expanding range of networking products for businesses and enterprises that are really unique. My focus will be on further growing the business through close associations with our channel partners and customers in the ANZ market. One of my key goals will be to look at further improvements where we can work smarter and faster, and provide greater value to our customers” says Chang.
It was time for a change, says Torre
For former managing director of D-Link Australia, Domenic Torre, leaving the networking vendor after more than 14 years came down to something simple: it was time for a change.
He said D-Link’s operations were a major catalyst for his departure.
According to Torre, he was overseeing many departments – splitting his focus across the consumer and retail space, the commercial side of the business, surveillance side of the business, service provider end of the business, alongside running local operations including logistics, marketing and product management.
“The role that I played at D-link was quite diverse. The business was becoming more complex and it was addressing many markets. My role was stretched quite thin and I did as much as I felt I could do,” he said.
Torre said his departure was not abrupt as he had been toying with the idea of leaving D-Link for some time.
“Half of my career was with D-Link and there will always be a soft spot in my heart for them but I felt that it was not right for me to be sitting in the position that I was in with thoughts of leaving at the back of my mind.”
Torre hasn't decided what he will do next.
“My plans are quite simple. I do plan on staying in the IT industry and would like to embark on other opportunities that are more focused. I’ve got a number of potential opportunities, some of which could be with D-Link but not on a local level,” he said.
But he’s not rushing to take on a new job. In the interim, he intends to take some time off for his family as he has not had a lengthy break from work.
“The longest break I’ve had since being with D-Link was only three weeks, and that only happened once in the last 10 years. I do feel like I need to recharge myself.”
Apart from that, Torre wants to pursue some personal interests.
He also put to rest speculation that he is relocating to Melbourne.
“One day, yes, we may return back to Melbourne. My family – my wife and daughters – we are from Melbourne. We don’t have any family here in Sydney. There’s nothing on the cards to be doing that at this point in time, unless certain opportunities present itself that require me to be there,” he said.