TAS Managed Chairman Alex Sala said Baker had been engaged to implement the company’s corporate strategy and extend and build the profile of the company in current as well as new markets.
He said Baker had led ICT managed services as part of the executive team for f15 years with leading brands such as Hostworks and The Frame Group, after beginning his career in the financial services sector for Holden National Leasing and Western Union.
“We are delighted to have found Shane after an extensive three month search. The Board chose Shane because of his experience in the managed services sector and his impeccable sales and marketing track record.
Sala said that having managed core banking systems for over 50 credit unions and mid-tier banks, TAS was now well placed to expand and approach different market sectors including insurance, broker and banking.
He said TAS had been servicing one of the toughest markets, the finance sector for over 23 years, and had evolved and grown through some “challenging times with the GFC, increasing compliance and APRA regulatory demands.”
On his appointment as CEO, Baker said there are very few managed services providers who could claim a “track record like TAS and now is the time to announce that to the greater market.”
“I am looking forward to building on the 23 years of experience servicing the stringent security, compliance and operational requirements of our customers. I was also attracted to the make-up and experience of the Board.