Certus Solutions, the leading IBM systems integrator in Australia and New Zealand, today announced that it has appointed former Oracle Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand, Damian Parkes as State Manager for New South Wales and Queensland. He commenced his leadership role on the 29th May.
Over the last 28 years, Damian has held a variety of senior leadership roles in sales directorship, general management, channel and alliances across the technology sector, including roles covering Australia and New Zealand, as well as JAPAC and the United Kingdom.
Damian joins Certus from F5 Networks, where he was director of sales for eighteen months.
Much of Damian’s career has been with Oracle, where he worked from 2008 to 2015 in various senior sales management roles including; Regional Director ANZ for Fusion Middleware and finally he headed up Oracle’s organisational transformation sales initiative in the region.
Damian has also worked in sales roles for major technology brands, including Avnet and Unisys.
“I’m thrilled to be joining such a highly respected organisation such as Certus at this point in its ambitious growth plan. I love the challenge of developing new markets, driving business growth, as well as sales mentoring where I’m known as a change agent and have proven time again that implementing good discipline in a sales organisation is highly effective,” said Damian Parkes, State Manager for NSW and QLD for Certus.
Outside of work Damian is a keen golfer and enjoys running.
“We are thrilled to have appointed Damian to the role of State Manager for New South Wales and Queensland. He’s a technology industry survivor and has held some very senior sales leadership roles, particularly with Oracle. We really look forward to welcoming him to our team,” said Brian Allen, CEO, Certus Solutions.
Certus brings fresh ideas to enterprises across Australia and New Zealand, using the power and capability of IBM software. Every day more than 600 corporate and government organisations rely on software, technology and licencing solutions provided by a team of over 200 people at Certus. Spanning Digital Business Strategy, Information Management, Business Analytics, Enterprise Asset Management, Mobility and Cloud, Certus helps its clients make relevant choices, deliver tangible results and connect project outcomes to customer expectations. For more information please see: www.certussolutions.com