M-Files hands Grant Waanders A/NZ alliances leadership

M-Files hands Grant Waanders A/NZ alliances leadership

Previously handled VMware alliance for Dell.

Grant Waanders (M-Files)

Grant Waanders (M-Files)

Credit: M-Files

Former Dell Technologies executive Grant Waanders has been appointed as M-Files alliances manager for Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ). 

Based in Adelaide, Waanders will manage the partner strategy and program development for the enterprise information management software vendor with a focus on engaging with existing partners and recruiting new partners. 

Waanders previously spent three years at Dell serving as its VMware alliance manager for South Australia, Western Australia and New Zealand.  

During his 25-year IT career, Waanders has worked at the likes of PeopleSoft Australia, Microsoft, IBM and NEC Australia. 

According to M-Files, Waanders has experience in the whole channel lifecycle, from recruitment, onboarding and enablement of new partners through to the ongoing development and sales management of those partners. 

“M-Files is pleased to have Grant Waanders join the team as he brings a high level of experience and an extensive skillset to the role,” said Bob Pritchard, chief revenue officer of M-Files. “With proven abilities in developing new business, partner strategy, and nurturing strategic accounts, Grant is an exceptional addition to the team.” 

Waanders said that information management technology “is crucial to the ongoing digital transformation of businesses across most industries”.  

“M-Files is a leader in this sector and works with partners throughout ANZ who are committed, dedicated, and passionate about their customers’ success,” he added. “I look forward to becoming part of that success and to helping M-Files continue to expand its presence in this region.” 

Waanders appointment comes over a year after M-Files tapped Karthik Shankar as its channel sales engineer for Australia and New Zealand. 


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags M-Files



Join key decision-makers within Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) that have the power to affect real change and drive sustainable practices. SustainTech will bridge the gap between ambition and tangible action, promoting strategies that attendees can use in their day-to-day operations within their business.

EDGE 2023

EDGE is the leading technology conference for business leaders in Australia and New Zealand, built on the foundations of collaboration, education and advancement.


ARN has celebrated gender diversity and recognised female excellence across the Australian tech channel since first launching WIICTA in 2012, acknowledging the achievements of a talented group of female front runners who have become influential figures across the local industry.

ARN Innovation Awards 2023

Innovation Awards is the market-leading awards program for celebrating ecosystem innovation and excellence across the technology sector in Australia.

Show Comments