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Maree moves to 8x8

Unified communications provider 8x8 has appointed Brendan Maree as its APAC vice-president.

"Brendan has tremendous experience in building world-class sales teams in Asia Pacific," said worldwide vice-president of sales Scott Sampson.

"He will build on our deep installed base there and accelerate our growth in the region. Our global customers want consistent call quality as well as sales, service and support worldwide, so bringing on a leader like Brendan is a huge advance for us."

Maree most recently served as senior vice-president for Japan, Australia and New Zealand at Interactive Intelligence.

He previously worked as channel sales manager at IPL Communications, national sales manager at Andrew Corporation, and business development manager at Anritsu.

Earlier in his career Maree was a sales and service engineer at GE Heathcare, and an electronic weapons systems technician in the Royal Australian Navy.

He is also a non-executive board member of ERP software company Infomotion.


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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.