Trans-Tasman consulting and professional services company Directory Concepts has recruited two new staff in Wellington and remains on track to boost its local team to 15.
The Novell partner had hoped to be appointed as a third party, or franchisee, to build the vendor’s local brand and sales. However, Novell has decided against this model and is reinvesting in its own business in New Zealand.
Directory Concepts group general manager Pete Williams says his company has replaced former New Zealand branch manager Brent White with Andy Clevett, a veteran of the IT consulting, government and system integration markets.
Among his previous roles are a regional manager position with ViFX, an infrastructure management contract with the Ministry of Health and a stint as services manager at Fujitsu.
He says he was attracted by the challenge the new role will offer.
In addition, the company has hired Wellington-based consultant Nathan Ferry.
Williams says the company’s goal is still to grow its local team to 15.
“As we roll out we’ll include other regions because we want to give coverage to other areas as well [as Wellington],” he says.
The company’s core strength is in identity management, and Williams says there are big opportunities in this area in New Zealand.