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Mike Bullock trades Fujitsu for Datacom

Bullock departs after more than five years with the provider

Mike Bullock has unveiled plans to exit his role as general manager of sales at Fujitsu New Zealand, taking a position with industry rivals Datacom.

After more than five years with the global system integrator, Bullock was responsible for defining and driving the market strategy of the business across the country, with a key focus on government and enterprise.

Now on gardening leave for the next month, Bullock will start will Datacom on 30 October.

“After five and a half fantastic years at Fujitsu it is time for me to move on to a new challenge,” said Bullock, via a social media post.

“I’d like to thank all of my friends and colleagues at Fujitsu, its been an honour to work with you all, and I leave Fujitsu on great terms and in a strong growth mode. Fujitsu is a great company, with many amazing people, I'm sure you will continue to succeed.

“Farewell Fujitsu, it’s been great. Hello Datacom, it’s going to be incredible.”

In heading to the largest ICT provider in New Zealand, Bullock returns to a company he first joined in July 1993, spending 15 months as a network consultant.

Technical, design and sales consultancy roles soon followed at Netway Communications for the industry veteran, before moving to then Telecom in the late 1990s.

Rising through the ranks at the telco giant, Bullock advanced from solutions development manager to running business solution specialists across the Wellington region, forming a key part of the leadership team bringing together Gen-i, Computerland and Telecom.

In taking over the enterprise sales manager role at Gen-i in August 2008, Bullock was tasked with managing a sales team focused on the provider’s top 100 enterprise customers, in Wellington, specialising in government and large enterprise, before joining Fujitsu in April 2012.