Careers spotlight: Hires and fires

A wrap of the local industry’s job appointments

A wrap of the local industry’s job appointments.


Independent search marketing network, AdLux, has appointed Allen Hammock as its new chief technology officer (CTO) to head up the technology operations.

Previously, Hammock worked across several roles, including director of technical sales and director of emerging markets, at US-based search network, Look Smart.

AdLux chief executive, Nicholas Stavropoulos, describes the appointment as a “massive” boon for the company.

Hammock, who relocated to Australia from San Francisco, brings with him over 15 years of experience in web-based and search marketing technologies.


Adrian Iannessa has been named EMC’s director of global services in Australia and New Zealand, after holding various senior management roles in presales, delivery and technology – both locally and across Asia – with the company.

In his new role, Iannessa will be responsible for the global services teams, overseeing the presales and professional service units, and executing business initiatives in Australia and New Zealand.

Iannessa will be based in Melbourne and has been working at EMC for 12 years prior to the appointment.

Hutchison Telecoms

Ronald Spithill has joined telecom service provider, Hutchison Telecoms, as one of its directors, after replacing Roderick Snodgrass following his resignation last week.

As well as being a director of Telecom NZ, Spithill also served on several NGO boards and the New Zealand Independent Industry Oversight Group.

He was also president of Alcatel Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for operations in 16 countries, CEO and chairman of Alacatel Australia, and was also president of the Telecommunications Industry Association of Australia.


Online transaction security provider, TrustDefender, has appointed Matthew Sheehan as senior vice president of sales for the Australia and New Zealand region.

Sheehan joins the company after five years working for internet banking provider, Ultradata, in client relationship management.

As part of his role, Sheehan will focus on building relationships across the financial services sector.

Sheehan says he is wholly committed to helping the company expand while chief executive officer and founder of TrustDefender, Ted Egan, says Sheehan is a highly motivated sales executive and has proven to be a valuable asset to the company’s team.

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