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Ed-tech company creates channel head role for A/NZ expansion

01 Mar 18

Global education technology company Promethean has appointed Martin Strong as Head of Channel in Australia and New Zealand.

Based in Sydney, the newly created position is designed to support the company’s growth ambitions in the region, with a specific focus on expanding the geographical reach of its partner base.

As channel head, Strong will be responsible for relationship management and revenue growth with resellers and distribution partners in Australia and New Zealand.

He will also develop relationships with resellers and distributors to ensure appropriate stock levels are maintained and that partners have the necessary training and resources.

Strong joins the Promethean team with over a decade of experience as a sales professional specialising in channel marketing, as well as over 15 years’ experience in sales, business development and vendor management.

His expertise has seen him identify excellent sales and marketing opportunities, whilst recognising marketing fluctuations and capitalising on these trends in his past roles.

Prior to his appointment with Promethean, Strong was Business Development Manager for Sektor Distrubutors, an expert technology solutions provider in the Asia Pacific region.

Martin has worked with technology industries since 2001 and will leverage this experience to develop Promethean’s presence throughout the region.

“I’m delighted to be working with Promethean, I strongly believe in the value our products can add to education,” Strong says.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the fantastic Promethean team and the partner community. It’s an ideal time to be working with edtech, especially now Promethean is part of the wider NetDragon family.”

“It is an exciting time for Promethean at the moment,” Promethean head of UK/I and A/NZ Alistair Hayward adds.

“We’re heavily investing in operational infrastructure as well as product innovation with the continued development of the ActivPanel range. The appointment of Martin will underpin our market-driven service approach.

“Martin’s previous experience with market-leading distributors will be a real asset to the team in managing relationships and revenue growth with our resellers and distribution partners.”

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