Steve brings experience and expertise to role responsible for expansion into Auckland’s SMB data protection market
(Auckland, NZ) Advantage is excited to welcome Steve Smith into the company as Regional Executive. Steve joins Advantage
with 20 years’ industry experience in the IT sector.
In his new role, Steve will be responsible for developing new business relationships, promoting services and the overall
expansion of Advantage’s data security services for small to medium-size businesses in the Auckland region. Steve is an
accomplished professional with the right combination of technical knowledge, strategic decision-making skills and
passion to help New Zealand businesses better manage and protect their customers’ data from cybersecurity threats.
“The exciting part is being able to bring a brand like Advantage, with its skills and people, into Auckland to help
change the way people view data protection and security providers, and provide a fresh approach to how small to
medium-size businesses tackle network security,” says Steve.
Previously, Steve led a multi-million-dollar outsourcing agreement as head of commercials and governance, after managing
IT infrastructure at a fintec company. He also spent seven years with specialist cybersecurity distributor Chillisoft as
director of technical services.
Advantage named as finalist in Reseller News Innovation Awards 2019
Advantage is proud to have been named as finalist in this year’s Reseller News Innovation Awards – an annual awards
ceremony that celebrates and rewards excellence in the tech industry.
It is one of seven finalists in the SMB category under Partner Awards, which recognises small, mid-size and enterprise
providers for their customer value and successes.
This year, Reseller News received 160 finalist submissions across eight categories from 79 businesses – partner, vendor
and distributor organisations – in recognition of increased focus on customer innovation and excellence.
From PC manufacturer to security services across 35 years
Advantage provides leading IT services across all market verticals. With over three decades of experience and a
future-focused team, its enterprise-level services and solutions are tailored to deliver real value to New Zealand
businesses of all sizes. Its security and datacentre services are unique in the market – helping to eliminate risks to
IT infrastructure and systems – and backed by a wide range of hardware and software partners.