2degrees has appointed Ana Sever to the new position of Chief Business Officer, signalling the company’s determination to growing its business and public sector segments in New Zealand.
Ana has a history of success in senior leadership and sales management roles within national and international IT companies including Datacom, Jade and Oracle Corporation. Ana has successfully established and led high performing teams to deliver great business outcomes for corporate and public sector organisations.
At Datacom, she established and led their first industry-specific local government business unit and at Oracle Ana led and successfully grew the services business in key government and corporate sectors, including financial services and telecommunications. More recently, as Director of Sales ANZ at Jade, Ana led the trans-Tasman sales team and its sales strategy to deliver significant revenue and market share growth.
2degrees’ CEO Stewart Sherriff is delighted with the CBO appointment.
“We’re serious about serving the business and public sector community and this role will accelerate the innovation for Kiwi businesses that we are known for. Ana spearheads a renewed focus and determination that will help us achieve our growth plans in business,” says Mr Sherriff.
When it launched nine years ago, 2degrees changed the mobile market for consumers and now provides innovative full-service solutions to some of New Zealand’s most complex government agencies such as Ministry of Primary Industries.
Ana is excited by the opportunity to bring a new dynamic to a company that known for creating innovative solutions and doing things differently.
“2degrees is an amazing company built in New Zealand for the New Zealand marketplace. Unburdened by old thinking and old systems it is nimble, fast and flexible with people are passionate and customer inspired,” says Ms Sever
“Business and public sector customers are looking to partner with providers that offer a complete service and define performance in terms of business outcomes.”
“Our opportunity is to listen to our new and existing customers and give them new services and offerings that will help them achieve better outcomes, faster. We will do this with the same creativity, determination and focus that grew our consumer segment over recent years. We have an amazing team of skilled, enthusiastic people and impressive business partners all focussed and eager to delight our business and public sector customers.”
Ana holds Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Arts from the University of Auckland and is a graduate of the Global Women Breakthrough Leaders Programme.