Sources: Dimension Data Executive Exodus Continues, With North America President And SVP Of Human Resources Out


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Dimension Data is seeing yet another wave of top-level executive departures, with sources telling CRN that North American President Waheed Choudry and Senior Vice President of Human Resources Denise Messineo have left the systems integrator.

As a result, Senior Vice President of Services Grant Sainsbury and Senior Vice President of Global Sales Daniel Mosley will now be taking larger roles at the company, sources said.

Dimension Data declined to comment.

[Related: Sources: Dimension Data Americas CEO Slaga Out As Company Restructures]

Choudry had been with Dimension Data since the company's acquisition of Nexus in 2014, where he was president and COO. He had been at Nexus since 2004. Messineo had served as senior vice president of human resources since 2000.

CRN reached out to Choudry and Messineo directly, but have not heard back from either executive. Messineo has updated her LinkedIn profile to indicate she finished working at Dimension Data in January 2017 and is now an "independent leadership consultant."

According to his LinkedIn profile, Steve Rogers, senior director of the networking business unit, also left Dimension Data in December to take a role as vice president of solutions and alliances at Groupware Technology.

The changes are the latest moves in a series of major reorganizations at Dimension Data, the fourth in less than six months. The most recent of those changes were the departures of Dimension Data Americas CEO Mark Slaga and CFO Eric Gibson in December. Dimension Data is No. 11 on the 2016 CRN Solution Provider 500.

Dimension Data also saw the sudden resignation of global CEO Brett Dawson, who stepped down in June after 12 years at the company. Sources also told CRN in recent months that the company has instituted layoffs in customer service, alliances, solutions engineers, sales and the managed services group over the past year.

One source said the latest executive departures appear to be part of a push to integrate Dimension Data further into NTT, which acquired Dimension Data in 2010 for $3.2 billion. Some divisions of Dimension Data already have publicly been integrated with NTT and other portfolio companies, most notably the company's security divisions. In August, NTT said it was bringing together its subsidiary security brands, including Solutionary, and parts of Dimension Data and NTT Communications, into a single managed security services company called NTT Security.

Dimension Data also has been pushing to move from a model of wholly operated units in each geographic region to operating globally, with finance operations centered in South Africa. Under this new structure, there would only be a top sales leader in each region, sources said.


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