Tech Data Appoints Wendy O'Keeffe to Country General Manager, Australia & New Zealand

SYDNEY –  13 October 2017 – Tech Data (NASDAQ: TECD) today announced that it has appointed Wendy O'Keeffe to country general manager, Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) at Tech Data. In this role, O'Keeffe will be responsible for developing and executing the business strategy across the ANZ region, with a focus on driving profitable growth and enhancing Tech Data’s solutions offerings for the local markets.

“Australia and New Zealand present a great opportunity for Tech Data and we are excited to welcome a talented leader like Wendy to the team,” said William Chu, president, Asia Pacific at Tech Data. “With Wendy at the helm, we are confident we can take the ANZ business to new heights. She has proven ability leading complex channel organisations, both in Australia and across the region, as well as extensive experience in next-generation technologies. Our team will benefit from her knowledge, passion and innovative mindset.”

Michael Costigan, who has been serving as interim leader of the Tech Data Australia and New Zealand business, will conduct a thorough handover with O'Keeffe over the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition and prevent any disruption for customer or vendor partners. Costigan will then resume his role as vice president, Marketing, Education and Vendor Management, Asia Pacific. 

O'Keeffe has previously served as executive vice president, Asia Pacific at Westcon Group; managing director, Australia & New Zealand at Westcon Comstor; and, most recently, as an independent non-executive director at Dicker Data. She actively supports women in the Australian IT industry, having participated in the Women in Executive IT Management (WITEM) program as a lead mentor for aspiring ICT female leaders, and the ARN Women in IT mentoring program. O'Keeffe previously served on several distribution advisory boards for vendors including Cisco, Juniper, Polycom, Avaya and Palo Alto.

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About Tech Data
Tech Data connects the world with the power of technology. Our end-to-end portfolio of products, services and solutions, highly specialized skills, and expertise in next-generation technologies enable channel partners to bring to market the products and solutions the world needs to connect, grow and advance. Tech Data is ranked No. 107 on the Fortune 500® and has been named one of Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” for eight straight years. To find out more, visit www.techdata.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Media Contacts
Sarah Harvey

Associate Director, Marketing & Communications, Asia Pacific, Tech Data
Phone: +612 8875 0523
Email: sarah.harvey@techdata.com

Caroline Fernandes | Josiah Tan
EASTWEST PR for Tech Data, Asia Pacific
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Tech Data Key Facts

  • 43 years in IT distribution
  • $26.2 billion in sales for fiscal 2017
  • Publicly Traded (NasdaqGS: TECD)
  • Ranked No. 107 on the FORTUNE 500
  • 115,000+ IT reseller customers
  • 150,000+ IT products sold
  • Operations in 40+ countries
  • 100+ countries served
  • 14,000+ employees worldwide
  • Named one of FORTUNE's "World's Most Admired Companies"

 

Why Choose Tech Data?

  • Tech Data is an efficient and cost-effective sales and marketing channel helping suppliers reach a broad base of customers
  • Tech Data’s state-of-the-art logistics system manage a high volume of transactions and complex information flows to ensure accurate and timely product delivery
  • Tech Data’s value-added solutions for design chain management help customers reduce cycle time and lower costs
  • Tech Data’s experienced technical customer support teams ensure the highest quality solutions and product are utilized by the customer