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Certus Consulting Boosts Sales Capability

Certus Consulting Boosts Sales Capability with Appointment of Steve Barnard to Account Director

AUCKLAND, 12 May 2003 – Certus Consulting, an IBM Premier Partner for Software, and leading IT consulting and implementation company, today announced the appointment of Steve Barnard to the new role of Account Director. Mr Barnard will be responsible for new business generation in the Wellington region as well as building and managing the sales department. Mr Barnard has more than 16 years experience in senior account and sales management roles within the IT industry in Wellington.

According to Penny White, General Manager (Wellington) of Certus Consulting, the appointment of Mr Barnard is a further sign of the company’s continuing growth. “Certus Consulting continues to grow despite the relatively flat market. Consequently we need to carefully manage our service delivery with the appointment of experienced specialists. Mr Barnard’s appointment strengthens our ability to deliver IBM software solutions such as WebSphere to the market,” she said.

“Certus Consulting employs quality people with solid relationship management skills,” said Mr Barnard. “I look forward to working alongside many of these people and relish the challenge of further developing the company’s customer base.”
About Certus Established in 1998, Certus is an IT consulting and technology implementation company with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. In May 2003, Certus Consulting merged with Datec New Zealand, a subsidiary of Datec Group Ltd, to form New Zealand’s largest company exclusively focused on the provision of IBM services and solutions in both software and hardware. The company is one of only two IBM Premier Partners for Software in New Zealand, and is certified in a number of IBM products including DB2, WebSphere, Tivoli and Lotus, backed by IBM Storage solutions, PC’s and servers, including X Series, P Series, and I Series.

Certus has wide ranging experience in a variety of sectors including telecommunications, insurance, energy and utilities, finance, retail and government. Clients include AMP, BNZ, New Zealand Milk, NZMP, Westpac, W Stevenson & Sons, SkyCity, Waste Management NZ, Tranz Rail, State Services Commission and the Department of Internal Affairs.

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