Microsoft Philippines in 2009, assuming the role of Managing
Director. He is responsible for spearheading the company’s
sales, marketing, services, and citizenship efforts in the
John first joined Microsoft in 2006 to run
its Partner, ERP/CRM, Corporate Accounts and SMB businesses in
New Zealand. As part of the New Zealand leadership team he has
been involved in helping the NZ business become a very
successful subsidiary for Microsoft. With a focus on customers
and partners and simplifying the key success areas of the
business John has built year on year improvements.
The launching of Microsoft (inaugural) NZ
Partner Awards which is now into its fourth year is one of the
projects that John is most proud of.
"It is great to see our
partner’s recognised for impacting the NZ and global market
place and to look at individual customer success stories and
award categories such as “Citizenship” really show the broad
impact that Microsoft partners are having on all parts of
industry, government and community."
From the Microsoft Partner Network
Before joining Microsoft John held a number
of senior positions at one of the largest NZ partners Gen-i.
During his 10 year tenure John gained background in running
every part of this large systems integrator. This experience has
given John the confidence to understand how Microsoft can really
connect and add value to our partners business. Jon’s work in
Gen-I took saw him work in both Australia and New Zealand and he
held senior positions throughout the company with highlights
including the launch Gen-i’s business in Australia and
management of the combined Enterprise Sales team of the new ICT
entity created by Telecom’s merger of Telecom Advanced
Solutions, Computerland and Gen-i.
John holds Bachelor of Arts in Political
Science in 1995 from Auckland University and then a Post
Graduate Diploma in Business (Marketing) from the Auckland
University Business School in 1999.
The Passion is the people
John is passionate about customers,
partners and employees.
"I have a keen focus on customer solutions and I enjoy
working with a vast array of Microsoft partners. People
development has been my main focus with a keen interest in
individual and team performance improvement."
Asia CEO Forum
Asia CEO Forum, presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise,
is the largest regular business event in Philippines and
considered one of the most important in the Southeast Asia
region. The forum serves as a hub for the spreading of ideas
that help executive managers overseeing enterprises across the
Asia Pacific region.
Attendees are senior business people active in Philippines and
across the Asia Pacific region overseeing multinational and
regional organizations. Presenters are leaders in their
industries and engaged in momentous pursuits of significance to
the entire region.
Asia CEO Forum,
presented by PLDT ALPHA Enterprise,
is operated as a CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility)
activity of Chalre Associates
to promote Philippines as a premier business destination.
Asia CEO Awards, presented by American Express
represents the grandest alliance of local and international
business people ever created to promote Philippines on the world
stage. As one of the largest events of its kind in the Asia
Pacific region, it is considered a must-attend occasion for
business leaders active in Southeast Asia.
The star-studded Board of Judges of Asia CEO Awards,
presented by American Express,
give away 10 awards to many of the most accomplished leadership
teams and individuals currently operating in Philippines and the
region. The awards recognize extraordinary leaders who have
demonstrated outstanding achievement for their organizations and
contributions to others.
As one of the fastest
growing nations on the planet, the world's business leaders will
have their eyes on Philippines like never before on the night of
the main event set for 6:00pm,
Thursday, November 8, 2012 at the majestic Newport Performing
Arts Theatre. The
annual gala was established as a natural outgrowth of Asia
CEO Forum, presented by
PLDT ALPHA Enterprise, the largest regular networking
event for the business community in Philippines.