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Connetico appoints Michelle Bendschneider as CEO
Tue, 21st Mar 2023

Connetico today announces the appointment of Michelle Bendschneider as Chief Executive Officer. Michelle has extensive senior executive experience in the technology, professional services, and telecommunications sectors, bringing strategic leadership and management skills to the group. Michelle will help further scale the group and build go-to-market capabilities to extend our leadership in cloud services, particularly with large enterprise and government customers.

Connetico is comprised of three of Australias leading cloud and data services providers, Cevo, Arinco and D6 Consulting (D6). These companies work with enterprise and government customers to support business digital transformation across Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft technologies.

"I am honoured to be stepping into the role as CEO of Connetico," commented Michelle. "Together with the existing leadership teams at Cevo, Arinco and D6, it will be a privilege to lead and help grow this remarkable team of technologists that are at the forefront of cloud innovation in Australia."

Lara Wright, previously Head of Finance at Cevo, Arinco and D6, will move into the new role of Chief Financial Officer at Connetico. In this role, Lara will oversee and manage the financial and commercial operations of Connetico and the group of companies. Prior to joining the group, Lara was the Finance and Operations Manager at Kloud Solutions, where she successfully led the financial integration of Kloud Solutions into its acquiring entity, Telstra.

Catherine Lynch has been appointed as General Counsel for Connetico. In this role, Catherine will oversee legal advice and representation of Connetico and the group of companies. Previously, Catherine has held both legal and executive roles at ANZ, Toll Group and Allens.

These appointments come after the December 2022 announcement that Cevo, Arinco and D6 have partnered with leading private equity firm, Quadrant Growth Fund No. 2.

Michelle's experience makes her an ideal candidate for the CEO role at Connetico, and she is excited to take on this new challenge. The group is well-positioned to continue its leadership in cloud services with large enterprise and government customers, and Michelle's strategic leadership and management skills will help the group scale and build go-to-market capabilities to extend its reach.