With 22 years’ experience of working closely with channel partners of major IT vendors, Peter Olive, Founder and CEO of Vortex 6 understands that vendor relationships can be complicated but when managed efficiently will help channel partner businesses to be profitable and successful.
With this knowledge and experience Vortex 6 was launched in 2009 aimed at delivering services to the channel partners of major IT vendors. The Vortex 6 team quickly identified that partners were having challenges managing their compliance with vendor partner programs and in optimising rebates. As a result V6 Fusion was developed, a software service that fully automates the process and gives partners total control and visibility of their partner status across multiple vendors.
Vortex 6 works with many partners, large and small, to increase their profit through implementing efficiencies and driving improved income.
The Vortex 6 team have unparalleled experience in understanding how IT vendors and their channel partners operate together and use their expertise and insight to guide and support their customers.
The company goal is to simplify vendor engagement, improve efficiency, remove risk and increase income all leading to improved profitability.
The market is more competitive than ever, clients are demanding new consumption models, vendors are moving to annuity based income all putting pressure on partners to transform their business. Vortex 6 ensures that the channel partners business is fit and ready to meet these challenges head on.
After a long career in IT in Australia and Europe Peter set up Vortex 6 in 2009.
Having worked closely with Cisco for 20 years he has almost unrivalled experience in understanding what they, their partners and customers need to make themselves more profitable.
Peter says, “More than anything I want our clients to value their relationship with Vortex 6 and know they will get service and services unmatched by any of our competitors. Our goal is to make our customers business more effective and profitable through having the appropriate tools to drive their business forward”.
We will continue to develop our software and education products to enhance customer and partner engagement with Cisco, HP, Microsoft and other vendors.
Peter has a grown up family with two sons who live in Sydney. When he’s not working he enjoys watching football, motor racing and enjoying the finer things in life. Any spare time in between is spent fixing his 1969 Daimler which seems to spend more time off the road than on.
Samantha joined Vortex 6 in February 2014 as the Finance Manager and in February 2015 she was delighted to accept the opportunity to join the board as Finance Director. Samantha oversees all areas of the finance team and provides support to the management team and Board of Directors.
Samantha is a CIMA qualified accountant who has over 15 years of experience. She has worked in varying roles in diverse industries from fashion, construction and technology. She enjoys the wide range of experiences and opportunities that come with working for a SME.
Head of Sales
Head of Sales
Andy has over 30 years’ experience in the IT industry encompassing technical, training, recruitment, sales and business leadership roles. He cut his teeth as an instructor with Prime Computer, designing and delivering courses in operating systems and data communications.
As Country Manager for Hewlett Packard’s Education business, Andy grew revenues to $20m and established their first and only residential training centre. He pioneered the development of HP’s first worldwide virtual laboratory datacentre based in the UK.
Andy subsequently became European Sales Director for Forum Corporation, a global company offering Sales, Leadership and Customer Service management development programmes prior to establishing Percipio IT Ltd. He joined Vortex6 Ltd in January 2015 to grow the business across Europe.
Andy holds the ITIL V2 Manager and ITIL V3 Expert certificates, is an ITIL certified trainer and a former Fellow of the Institute of IT Training.
Head of Software Services
Head of Software Services
Martin joined Vortex 6 in 2013. A Physics graduate with a passion and thirst for knowledge, he is responsible for all V6 Fusion related activities including maintenance, support, and development. He is Vortex 6’s leading expert on Vendor Channel Partner Programs and is 100% committed to helping all participating partners get the most from their vendor partner relationships via V6 Fusion and the Vortex 6 Managed Service.
In his spare time, Martin enjoys Skiing, Cycling, Walking – pretty much anything that will provide a beautiful view! When not outdoors, he is always buried in a good sci-fi book or film.