Menu
​Rod Snodgrass replaced with new Spark Ventures CEO hire

​Rod Snodgrass replaced with new Spark Ventures CEO hire

Telco appoints from within to replace departing ​Rod Snodgrass.

Spark New Zealand has appointed Ed Hyde as the new CEO of Spark Ventures and a member of the telco’s leadership team, replacing the departing Rod Snodgrass.

As reported by Reseller News, Snodgrass will leave the telco later in the year to concentrate on driving corporate innovation and growth across a select range of New Zealand businesses.

Hyde joined Spark in 2006 and is currently CEO of Qrious, a big data and analytics business which launched in March 2014.

“Ed has been instrumental in the success of Spark Ventures to date, helping Rod build the Venture portfolio via a number of key roles, most recently as CEO of Qrious, our fast-growing data analytics business,” Spark managing director, Simon Moutter, said.

“Spark Ventures has played an important innovation role in our transformation to date and, as we shift to “Ventures 2.0”, it will continue to be influential in setting the company’s forward-looking agenda.

“I’m confident Ed will take Ventures to the next level of its evolution. His move into the CEO Spark Ventures role will understandably have an impact on leadership in Qrious, which we will finalise and announce shortly.”

Prior to his appointment, Hyde has been responsible for the development of a number of start-ups in the data and mobile domain in both the UK and New Zealand, while also spending a number of years as general manager of Mobile for Spark.

Hyde will take up his appointment effective October 1.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags sparkspark ventures

Featured

Slideshows

Leading female front runners of the Kiwi ICT industry honoured at 2019 WIICTA

Leading female front runners of the Kiwi ICT industry honoured at 2019 WIICTA

Reseller News has honoured the leading female front runners of the New Zealand ICT industry at the 2019 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Auckland. The awards recognised standout individuals across six categories, spanning Entrepreneur, Rising Star, Shining Star, Community, Technical and Achievement. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Leading female front runners of the Kiwi ICT industry honoured at 2019 WIICTA
Reseller News kicks off awards season in 2019 with Judges' Lunch

Reseller News kicks off awards season in 2019 with Judges' Lunch

The 2019 Reseller News Innovation Awards has kicked off with the Judges Lunch in Auckland with 70 judges in the voting panel. The awards will reflect the changing dynamics of the channel, recognising excellence across customer value and innovation - spanning start-ups, partners, distributors and vendors. Photos by Christine Wong.

Reseller News kicks off awards season in 2019 with Judges' Lunch
Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomed 2018 inductees - Chris Simpson, Kendra Ross and Phill Patton - to the third running of the Reseller News Hall of Fame lunch, held at the French Cafe in Auckland. The inductees discussed the changing landscape of the technology industry in New Zealand, while outlining ways to attract a new breed of players to the ecosystem. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News welcomes industry figures for 2019 Hall of Fame lunch
Show Comments