Arinco New Zealand expansion

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Melbourne-based cloud specialist services and consulting specialist, Arinco, has continued its growth strategy by expanding internationally for the first time. The company has appointed Daniel Lund as its general manager for Arinco in Aotearoa New Zealand and has plans to rapidly build its team from there.

Arinco has been a recent success story for the channel across Australia. Founded with a particular focus on AI in 2019, the company has expanded to 170 employees in just four years.

It’s now also a partner of Microsoft, and in 2021 it became only the second verified GitHub partner in Australia.

“The arrival of hyperscale cloud in Aotearoa, including our own data centre region opening next year, is set to massively accelerate growth and innovation as customers take advantage of efficiencies, scale and low-latency, and greater access to new tools such as AI,” Microsoft’s chief partner officer for Microsoft ANZ said of Arinco’s expansion.

“Having cloud partners like Arinco investing in helping local businesses make the most of those opportunities is fantastic. This is exactly what we need to help Aotearoa super-charge its digital economy.”

The New Zealand team joins Arinco headquarters in Melbourne, as well as locations in Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth, as its fifth office.

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“We have made a strategic hire to ensure the success of our New Zealand business,” Arinco cofounder Chris Padgett said of the new hire to head up the new office.

“We are very excited to be welcoming Daniel Lund, who will drive business growth and AI and cloud adoption for our New Zealand customers.”

Lund has a long history in IT consulting. Prior to his new role, Lund held roles including head of Cloud First at Accenture NZ, principal consultant at Fronde, where he assisted organizations with transformation, and a long stint as a management consultant at Deloitte.

He also spent more than three years at Arinco’s main partner, Microsoft, as a senior customer success manager.

Lund is also a board member of the InZone Education Foundation charity.