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​Phil Presnall takes up Kiwi channel role at Salesforce

​Phil Presnall takes up Kiwi channel role at Salesforce

Industry veteran swaps distribution for tech giant.

Phil Presnall has taken up a channels and alliances role at Salesforce in New Zealand, joining the tech giant from Dicker Data.

Fresh from revealing plans to exit the distributor, Reseller News can confirm that the channel veteran will start work with the cloud vendor on 6 March, in a partner facing role.

Presnall comes on board a matter of weeks after Salesforce unveiled enhancements to its global channel program, in a move designed to provide new platform capabilities and technology tools to enable partners to build intelligent apps and components.

As reported first by Reseller News, Presnall officially exits Dicker Data on 3 March, with the distributor currently searching for a replacement candidate.

Dicker Data entered the Kiwi market through its 2014 acquisition of IT distribution company, Express Data Australia and New Zealand.

Prior to taking the hot seat at Dicker Data in 2014, Presnall was Sales Manager at Express Data in New Zealand, in a role that spanned nearly four years before the business was acquired.

Previously, Presnall was a Partner Manager at Microsoft from July 2004 until March 2008.


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