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Nearmap boosts management team with new appointments

Aerial imagery company Nearmap has announced two senior appointments with Shane Preston joining the company as vice-president of sales and Silvia Arrigoni appointed as vice-president of marketing.

Rob Newman, Nearmap chief executive and managing director, said Preston would lead the Australian sales teams across new business, strategic customer relationship management, customer success, and government engagement.

Preston joins Nearmap (ASX: NEA) following a three-year tenure as managing director for business advisory firm, Black Wallaby, where he specialised in the growth and commercialisation of technology businesses.

Arrigoni brings decades of experience to Nearmap, having previously held positions as head of brand marketing at online lender, SocietyOne, and as group business director for marketing agencies including HAVAS and Arnold Furnace.

“Silvia and Shane will play a critical role in expanding our current customer base and ensuring we continue to grow in the right direction, capturing new markets and ensuring that businesses around the world understand how they can leverage our groundbreaking technology,” said Newman.

“Every day, people are finding new ways to utilise our imagery to give their businesses the competitive edge. Silvia and Shane will be the steady hands that guides our marketing and sales efforts as we continue to push the boundaries of aerial imaging technology and expand our coverage around the world.”

According to Newman, Arrigoni has always had a strong interest in technology, working with a number of innovative tech clients throughout her career.

And similarly, he said Preston has a keen eye for businesses with growth potential. “”Preston’s prior experience founding and leading 3D modelling software business, Solidtec, has leant him unique insight into Nearmap’s growth potential as it continues to expand its technology offering, specifically as it moves into the 3D imagery market.”


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