Tech Data Corporation today announced that it has appointed Pia Broadley to director of Sales & Operations, Australia and New Zealand. In this role, Broadley will lead and refine Tech Data’s go-to-market strategy and operational models in the region, helping to transform the business and drive further success for Tech Data and its partners.
Broadley’s vast experience includes more than 17 years in the IT channel, encompassing distribution, niche software vendors, resellers and IT service providers. During this time, she has held sales and operations leadership roles with Express Data, Dicker Data and most recently, Insight. With next-generation technologies and new delivery platforms transforming the industry and shaping the role of distribution, Broadley will be pivotal in ensuring Tech Data is uniquely positioned to be a growth engine for customer and vendor partners in Australia and New Zealand.
“Pia is an outstanding addition to our leadership team,” said Michael Costigan, vice president, Marketing, Education and Supplier Management, Asia Pacific at Tech Data. “She has an innovative style and solid experience driving motivated teams and enhanced business outcomes. We look forward to implementing enhancements across our business to ensure we drive world-class execution and continue to create new opportunities that drive growth with speed, agility, insight and impact.”
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