The company has made a key leadership hire for its Australian and New Zealand business, welcoming Yolanda Stead as head of alliances for Australia and New Zealand, who joined the team this week and will be based in Sydney.
Stead will be responsible for accelerating growth and fostering innovation through strategic alliances. She will work closely with existing partners as well as identify new alliance opportunities to create solutions that benefit local customers and the wider channel ecosystem.
Stead brings a wealth of experience to the role and joins Kyndryl from KPMG Australia, where she served as national alliances director.
Prior to that, she worked in strategic accounts at Oracle and as a technical account manager at Aconex. She began her career in South Africa working with LexisNexis, Aconex and Arup before moving to Australia in 2017.
"Yolanda brings vast partnership experience to Kyndryl and our continually-growing ecosystem," Kyndryl Australia and New Zealand president Kerry Purcell says.
"Our alliances team led by Yolanda will play a critical role as we work with both global and local partners to develop, implement, and manage innovative offerings for our customers."