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Hitachi Vantara appoints Steven Lee as ANZ Channel & Alliances Partner Director
Thu, 30th Mar 2023

Hitachi Vantara, the leading provider of modern infrastructure, data management, and digital solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Lee as Australia and New Zealand Channel & Alliances Partner Director. With over two decades of experience in enterprise technology, Lee brings a wealth of expertise to his new role, including storage, software-defined, virtualization, and data management.

Nathan Knight, VP and Managing Director of Hitachi Vantara Australia and New Zealand, praised Lee's reputation as a strong collaborator between enterprise sales and the channel. He highlighted Lee's commitment to delivering value to customers and supporting partners with key programs designed for mutual success. "Steven brings significant enterprise technology, storage, software-defined, virtualization and data management expertise to this role," said Knight.

In addition to Lee's appointment, Jonathan Fester, who previously held the Channels Manager position after more than seven years in channel-facing roles, has been appointed Commercial Sales Manager for Hitachi Vantara ANZ. Both Fester's move and Lee's appointment underscore Hitachi Vantara's focus on driving and expanding its commercial business in collaboration with Channel partners.

As Australia and New Zealand Channel & Alliances Partner Director, Lee will lead Hitachi Vantara's efforts to support the Channel as a full, end-to-end hybrid cloud technology partner. He aims to capitalize on the solid pipeline of business opportunities and work with partners to achieve significant growth for both Hitachi Vantara and its partners.

"I can already see that there is a solid pipeline of business in terms of opportunities we are working on with partners, which means great potential for growth for us and our partners," said Steven Lee. He expressed his enthusiasm for providing joint customers with the infrastructure and hybrid cloud technology of Hitachi Vantara's pedigree, backed by its reputation for reliability, life-cycle management, speed, and flexibility.