Cisco country manager Jeremy Grogan has resigned the post to become enterprise account manager. Steve Coad, Cisco Australia’s southern regional manager, will take over as country manager for New Zealand, based in Auckland, on August 1.
Grogan says he is changing positions mainly for personal reasons including spending more time with family and to move back to Wellington. “I also enjoy selling and dealing with customers more than managing,” he adds. “Seven out of Cisco’s top 10 customers are based in Wellington so it makes sense for me to be based there.”
Grogan says Cisco, at the end of its financial year, has grown more than 50% in the past year. IDC Research says the company has 80% of the router market, and 60% market share for switches (in terms of revenue). Cisco has 10 staff, and Grogan expects this number to increase to 15 during the next 12 months. Cisco recently won a multimillion-dollar contract to provide the network infrastructure for Carter Holt Harvey.