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New general manager for WhereScape Services

Media release                                                                                                  November 25 2008

New general manager for WhereScape Services

New Zealand data warehousing and business intelligence consultancy WhereScape has hired Dave Thompson as its new general manager.

Thompson has been working with entrepreneurs at The ICEHOUSE business incubator for more than a year and also operates as a New Zealand trainer for negotiating skills consultancy Scotwork. Before joining WhereScape he co-founded and worked as a director of IT services company nth degree.

Thompson had previously spent 12 years with Microsoft New Zealand, rising to the level of services director, and before that spent five years with Clear Communications, where he was software development manager. He has held other IT roles at NZI Finance and Air New Zealand and holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Auckland.

He said he joined WhereScape because he saw it as a highly innovative New Zealand software company with a successful track record here and offshore.

"The culture of the company is about being nimble, smart and customer-focused. Customers love our product RED and I am delighted to lead a team of talented people who help our customers rapidly build data warehousing solutions based on RED."

Michael Whitehead, founder of WhereScape said Thompson brought a huge depth of experience and knowledge of New Zealand IT issues to WhereScape.

"Through his 20-plus years in the industry, Dave has worked in and with small and large businesses in the IT and other sectors - immersing himself in their IT issues and gaining a knowledge that is second-to-none.

"Added to this his experience as a business mentor, trainer and leader make him the ideal person for WhereScape as it embarks on its next period of growth."




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