Amazon Web Services enterprise accounts manager, Jason Leith, to spearhead growth for Queensland company TechConnect IT Solutions
TechConnect IT Solutions, a leading provider of cloud services and an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, today announces the appointment of Jason Leith as its new Chief Executive Officer. Leith joins TechConnect as its first CEO and will take over the leadership and operations of the company from founder and former Managing Director, Michael (Mike) Cunningham. Leith will be tasked with growing the TechConnect business across Australia, particularly in the large Enterprise and Government markets. Mike Cunningham will step into the General Manager role.
Cunningham said that Leith was selected for his pedigree in growing data services businesses in enterprise and government markets, and his strong customer-first philosophy.
“Jason will help us to reach the next stage of maturity at TechConnect. We have seen an intense bout of market consolidation in the data services and digital marketplace with several recent mergers and acquisitions. We know we have a great offering at TechConnect and we’re backing ourselves for significant growth”, said Mike Cunningham, Founder and now General Manager of TechConnect.
“The change to our management structure, and the appointment of Jason Leith as our new CEO is the key first step in preparing us for the exponential growth we’re anticipating.”
Leith, who joins TechConnect from Amazon Web Services, has had a long and successful career in sales and territory management roles in the enterprise software, IT as a service, Software as a Service and Cloud Services markets.
Leith has previously worked in regional and global leadership, sales and account executive roles with Google, AWS, VMWare and Data#3.
“I am incredibly excited and honoured to be joining TechConnect. I have had a long association with the team at TechConnect and have charted their growth in Australia over recent years. The company has a strong culture and some of the finest technical minds in the industry”, said Jason Leith, CEO TechConnect.
“I’m looking forward to leading the next stage of growth for TechConnect. I have a strong customer experience focus and believe in always starting projects, no matter how technical, from the customer’s business perspective.”
“TechConnect’s vision statement is ‘helping customers extract business value from data’. This aligns with my view of the world about creating value for customers and putting their overall experience first.”, said Leith.
TechConnect is an expert in the delivery of data services projects with clients in mining, healthcare, retail, transport, online gaming and more. TechConnect will continue its expansion into areas of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence and in the near future, under Leith’s stewardship, will add a Data Strategy Sprint capability to its portfolio.
As part of its growth and maturity plans, TechConnect is also currently recruiting for a Chief Technology Officer.
TechConnect has plans to grow its team to 100+ people over the next three to five years, creating graduate employment and professional development opportunities in Queensland and throughout Australia.
The company has offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and has a graduate pathways program for top students in the STEM fields.