Dominic Whitehand – Managing Director
With an honours degree in IT and almost 25 years’ experience in the field, Dominic has worked in technical, consultancy, sales and executive roles across Vendors, Resellers and Distributors – giving him a well-rounded view of the entire IT Supply Chain and Channel construct across both the EMEA and APAC regions. Having moved from the UK to Australia in 1996, he travelled the SE Asia region extensively with his work, building up a solid list of contacts across the entire APAC and ANZ regions.
In 2002 Dominic founded WhiteGold Solutions, an early Security-focused Value Added Distributor, with wife Sharon and Jonathan Odria. Over 12 years of building the WhiteGold business, Dominic earned his place as an extremely well-respected channel figurehead in ANZ, setting the vision, ethics and operating style of the company and its marketing value proposition. In 2014 WhiteGold Solutions was acquired by Exclusive Networks, and Dominic remains the Managing Director of Exclusive Networks (Pacific) today.
Jonathan Odria – Sales Director
Jonathan graduated from Wollongong University and has been involved in the IT industry – and more specifically the Australian IT Channel – for the entire span of his career (well over twenty years). He is a well-respected and well-liked Channel identity and as such holds many valuable relationships and contact points across the local Channel.
In 2002, Jonathan co-founded WhiteGold Solutions. For twelve years, he was instrumental in raising the profile of WhiteGold’s brand, establishing Vendor/supplier and Channel relationships and driving the Sales and Technical Teams to achieve significant growth, both in terms of revenue and reputation.
Jonathan runs and manages sales teams across all five offices of the organisation – and has instigated significant relationships and supplier agreements with Tier-1 Integrators, Carriers and Professional Services organisations – for WhiteGold and Exclusive Networks alike. He has also played a major part in the design and development of our systems, procedures and branding in Australia and New Zealand – and remains the Sales Director for Exclusive Networks (Pacific) today.
Sharon Whitehand – Operations and Finance Director
Sharon has worked across various administrative and operational roles in both Europe and Australia, including a number of years as General Manager for a software company in North Sydney. Utilising this experience, she co-founded WhiteGold Solutions with Dominic and Jonathan in 2002, and has been instrumental in almost all of the new ventures, products and services that WhiteGold/Exclusive Networks (Pacific) has created and/or been a part in.
From setting up the credit facilities and services for ICT Resellers and Services organisations purchasing from the business, including complex foreign exchange constructs and extended credit terms, to sourcing financing for new, innovative cloud-based (software-only) systems for the business to utilise as early adopters, Sharon has always been one step ahead of many peers in determining the potential for differentiation and benefit in utilising new methods of running the business, as well as creating new and innovative services for the customers it serves in the industry.
Sharon was recognised in 2013 at the Women In ICT Awards (WIICTA) as the Entrepreneur of the Year.