Menu
Google Cloud makes another round of heavyweight A/NZ channel hires

Google Cloud makes another round of heavyweight A/NZ channel hires

Flood gates open as tech giant builds out team of high-profile channel leaders

Google Cloud continues to build out local channel expertise at a rapid rate across Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ), through the recruitment of CA Technologies and Microsoft expertise.

ARN can confirm that CA director of partners and alliances, Kevin Van Gils, will join the tech giant in early 2018, working within the Google Cloud team locally.

Furthermore, Van Gils will be joined by Anita Moorhouse, who exits her role as head of general business A/NZ at VMware.

The high-profile pair will join forces with Rhody Burton, who was recently appointed as head of partnerships for Google Cloud across A/NZ.

As revealed exclusively by ARN, Burton and the new-look channel team will be charged with creating a network of providers capable of challenging for cloud market share on both sides of the Tasman.

Representing a serious statement of intent for Google Cloud, the triple hire highlights the importance of the local channel on both sides of the Tasman, with plans in place to expand further in 2018.

In joining Google Cloud, Van Gils exits CA after more than seven years, alongside stints at NetIQ, Macquarie Telecom, Easynet, Demon Internet and Questek.

Anita Moorhouse and Kevin Van Gils
Anita Moorhouse and Kevin Van Gils

During his time with CA specifically, Van Gils maintained executive-level partner and alliance relationships, while defining local channel go-to-market-strategies to create joint business opportunities for CA and its channel across key areas of specialisation such as IT business management, DevOps and security management.

In addition, Van Gils played a key role in establishing a globally recognised managed service provider (MSP) route to market, working in an ecosystem that includes Fujitsu Australia, UXC Group, RXP Services, Empired and Versent, alongside JDS, Revolution IT, Melbourne IT, Kinetic IT and HCL.

Meanwhile, Moorhouse joins Google Cloud with deep partner expertise, following more than five years in partner management roles at Microsoft, across two stints between 2012 and 2017.

During this period, Moorhouse spearheaded a partner ecosystem consisting of born-in-the-cloud, system integrators, services, ISVs and licensing partners, focusing on partner profitability, loyalty and satisfaction.

Moorhouse - who joined VMware in April 2017 - also held management positions at Research In Motion, Macquarie Telecom and AAPT, as well as Austereo and Telstra.

The triple appointment also follows the recruitment of Ash Willis as head of cloud partners and alliances across Asia Pacific and Japan (JAPAC) in May 2017.

As revealed exclusively by ARN, Willis is charged with creating an indirect ecosystem of partners across the wider region.


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 CloudGoogleVMwareIBMCA TechnologiesGoogle Cloud

Featured

Slideshows

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP has honoured its leading partners in New Zealand during 2018, following 12 months of growth through the local channel. Unveiled during the fourth running of the ceremony in Auckland, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of standout Kiwi partners.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments