Dimension Data CEO jumps ship to Gen-i
- 08 April, 2013 22:00
Robin Hartendorp has resigned as chief executive of Dimension Data for a role at Gen-i. He will be replaced by northern regional manager Simon Gillespie.
At Gen-i, Hartendorp has been appointed to the role of general manager central government, based in Wellington. The appointment, along with the return of general manager professional services Murray Young to Wellington, on a permanent basis signals Gen-i’s push to get back in favour with the government IT sector.
Hartendorp was chief executive at Dimension Data, formerly known as Datacraft, in New Zealand for 12 years. Asia Pacific chief operating officer Dilip Kumar says that during Hartendorp’s tenure the company’s staff numbers grew from 45 to over 550, and its revenue from $20 million to over $240 million.
Dimension Data, which is owned by the Japanese telco giant NTT, boosted it local presence when it bought competitors Integral/Axon in November 2010. The purchase came after Integral bought Axon in May that same year.
Hartendorp’s replacement, Gillespie, has been with the company for 19 years and oversaw the merger in Auckland. Dimension Data recently moved into a new building in the Viaduct area, as previously its staff had been scattered across three locations - Grafton (previously Datacraft's offices), Greenlane (Integral) and Newmarket (Axon).
The company has 350 staff in the northern region, out of a total of 650 staff in New Zealand. Key clients include Air New Zealand, Tower, Sky TV, Auckland Council and Genesis Energy.
Gillespie will be based in Auckland.
Hartendorp will start at Gen-i on Monday April 15.
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