Menu
IBM specialists commit to trans-Tasman channel plans

IBM specialists commit to trans-Tasman channel plans

Provider works within IBM ecosystem

Specialist IBM technology provider Rocket Software has expanded operations in Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ), driven by an increased push through the channel.

Headquartered in Massachusetts, US, Rocket helps businesses in the IBM ecosystem build solutions to modernise and develop applications.

The provider already has a healthy line-up of customers locally, having worked with Qantas, the Department of Foreign Affairs, Northern Territory Government, and NSW Police for almost 15 years.

In response to increase demand for the company’s mainframe and IBM i modernisation portfolio, a “strategic decision” has been made to increase footprint in Australia.

Specifically, Chip Salyards - vice president of international sales at Rocket Software - has assumed an expanded role to manage Asia Pacific and A/NZ businesses.

Salyards led the region for BMC Software from 2008 to 2015, and is joined by three senior executives locally.

They include Liam Leaney as new channel lead for A/NZ, joining the provider from VMware, alongside Keith Garelja - formerly a sales manager at IBM Australia - as senior account executive.

Furthermore, Paul Lin has joined as senior channel manager for Southeast Asia, having previously held senior positions at both BT and Cisco.

“Australia has an increasing need to modernise applications as well as leverage the shift toward mobile business, which is why we are excited to expand our involvement with growing companies in this part of the world,” said Salyards.

“We are always delighted to work with forward-thinking customers and partners who want to accelerate growth, especially in today’s increasingly 24/7 global business climate.”

From a channel perspective, Rocket partners with value-added resellers, system integrators and independent software vendors (ISVs), in addition to distribution.


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 IBMRocket Software

Featured

Slideshows

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners

More than 500 channel leaders gathered in Auckland on 21 October at the ​Reseller News Innovation Awards ​2020 to celebrate the achievements of the New Zealand technology industry's top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Channel gathers to celebrate the Reseller News Innovation Awards 2020 winners
Meet the winners of the 2020 Reseller News Innovation Awards

Meet the winners of the 2020 Reseller News Innovation Awards

Reseller News honoured the standout players of the New Zealand channel in front of more than 500 technology leaders in Auckland on 21 October, recognising the achievements of top partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Meet the winners of the 2020 Reseller News Innovation Awards
Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

This year’s Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards were held as an integral part of the first entirely virtual Emerging Leaders​ forum, an annual event dedicated to identifying, educating and showcasing the New Zealand technology market’s rising stars. The 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 recognised the outstanding achievements and business excellence of 30 talented individuals​, across both young leaders and those just starting out. In this slideshow, Reseller News honours this year's winners and captures their thoughts about how their ideas of leadership have changed over time.​

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners
Show Comments