- 23 July 2003 12:03
Systems Integrator Ethan Group Recruits Paul Statham as Head of Strategy
Sydney, 23 July 2003….Australia’s fastest growing reseller and systems integrator Ethan Group has recruited Paul Statham as Head of Strategy to drive new initiatives that will build on the Australian-owned company’s explosive growth to date.
Managing Director of Ethan Group, Andrew Rayment, said: “We have set ourselves some ambitious growth targets and we need people of Paul’s calibre to help us achieve them.”
Mr Statham said: “Ethan Group has enormous appeal to me as it is a small company with big ideas, which gives me the opportunity to make a tremendous contribution.
“The value of traditional resellers is being challenged by customer and vendor alike. And rightly so – they have a cost base and business model that was built in a different era, when margins were higher and vendors were 100% channel focused
“The market has changed: resellers need to justify the value they offer the vendor and the customer - and charge for their services accordingly. The inability of most resellers to do this is demonstrated in the poor financial results we are seeing in this sector.
“Ethan Group has a great business model that is pertinent to the market conditions that exist today and therefore we are able to offer customers and vendors what they want – a low cost channel offering excellent value added service.” Mr Statham was previously in management positions with Fujitsu in Australia and Europe for nine years; and before that was with Dell Computer Corporation for two years.
About Ethan Group www.ethangroup.com.au
Ethan Group is Australia’s fastest growing Systems Integrator. Ethan specialises in providing services that add value to our customers: design of IT systems and the subsequent procurement, build, installation and support of those systems in their business. Ethan’s unique business model and excellent service offering has made it the choice of many customers in the SME, Corporate and Government markets; and the preferred channel partner for our vendors which include Hewlett-Packard, Acer, EMC, IBM, Novell, Computer Associates, Sun, Microsoft, Citrix, Cisco, Lexmark and Veritas.
For further information please contact:
Paul Statham Ethan Group 02 9563 2604 Shuna Boyd BoydPR 02 9418 8100