Datacom has appointed Jonathan Usher to fill the newly created position of managing director at Datacom Solutions, a group that will focus on developing and taking to market solutions for key vertical industries and functional areas.
Datacom Group CEO Jonathan Ladd says, “We’re delighted to appoint Jonathan to our senior executive team. Jonathan will lead a new division that will build on Datacom’s own IP as well as drawing on capabilities from third party partnerships.”
Usher worked for Telecom New Zealand before moving to Microsoft headquarters in 1996 as the company’s first telecom industry marketing manager, focusing on developing the company’s early strategic business in the global telecommunications industry.
Usher returned to New Zealand in 2005 and continued in global roles for Microsoft’s HQ, most recently focused on TV and video entertainment partnerships on Xbox 360 and Microsoft Mediaroom.
Usher will be based out of Wellington, NZ