Dicker Data has announced the appointment of former Microsoft talent Paul Randazzo as its new Cloud Business Manager. Randazzo's expertise is anticipated to bring fresh vigour and innovation to Dicker Data’s Microsoft cloud division.
Paul Randazzo's role will encompass enhancing the company’s cloud services, forging new strategic partnerships, and ensuring that Dicker Data remains at the pinnacle of cloud delivery technology, catering to the needs of their Australian partners.
Sarah Loiterton, General Manager of Microsoft and VMware at Dicker Data, expressed her enthusiasm about the new appointment. She said, “We are pleased to welcome Paul to Dicker Data. Paul is widely known in the Microsoft ecosystem for his ability to help partners realise the full potential of Microsoft technology." She further added, "His pivotal role has aided numerous local partners in establishing their own Microsoft cloud practices, subsequently generating profitable, recurring revenue streams. The appointment of Paul further demonstrates our commitment to leading the Australian Microsoft ecosystem.”
During his tenure at Microsoft, Randazzo excelled in various capacities, with a significant achievement being the substantial year-on-year growth in partner revenue. This was particularly evident during his role as the Microsoft Azure SMB Sales and Marketing Lead for ANZ. His profound understanding of Microsoft, combined with his vast connections to local Microsoft partners and influential global stakeholders, positions Dicker Data to continue its global leadership in Microsoft distribution.
Speaking about his new role, Paul Randazzo remarked, “I thoroughly enjoyed working with the Dicker Data team during my time at Microsoft, and to have the opportunity to join their business and make an even more direct impact on the success of partners aligns closely with what’s important to me." He also praised Dicker Data's team and portals for their leadership role for Microsoft partners in Australia, adding, "I’m looking forward to working closely with the entire Dicker Data team to further evolve our offering and accelerate cloud adoption for all partners.”
Dicker Data’s decision to bring Randazzo on board aligns with the company’s dedication to aiding its partners in achieving their maximum potential. Randazzo will be instrumental in ensuring that Dicker Data’s partners and their clients receive optimal support, resources, investments, and programmes to facilitate a smooth transition to the Microsoft cloud.
Dicker Data has been a stalwart in the technology distribution sector, with a rich legacy spanning over 45 years. Specialising in technology hardware, software, cloud, access control, and surveillance distribution, the company is wholly Australian-owned and operated. With a partner base exceeding 10,000 resellers across ANZ, Dicker Data is committed to nurturing long-term relationships and aiding its partners in business growth. The company’s extensive product portfolio includes offerings from global tech giants such as Cisco, Citrix, Dell Technologies, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, and other top-tier brands.