Jones joins Hemisphere with more than 20 years channel experience and has been charged with expanding the business following a recent change of ownership.
He also worked previously as strategic alliance director at SoftwareONE, at Simply International Group and for Software Spectrum, now Insight.
Andrew Mamonitis, managing director of Hemisphere, said the significant capital invested into the company by new shareholder, Harry Cheung, had allowed the company to bolster its management team and create a dedicated resource for partners.
“We’re excited to have someone of Kirk’s calibre coming on board as channel director. He brings a wealth of channel experience and is well respected within the industry,” Mamonitis said.
“Following the recent change of ownership, Hemisphere is moving into a growth phase and Kirk will play a major role in helping us reshape the company.
“While we’ll continue to focus on our core strength as a value-added distributor, we’re also looking to improve our services to existing partners and attract new partners, which will be Kirk’s primary focus. Appointing someone of Kirk’s stature is testament to the direction we’re taking and the results we expect to achieve.”