Leadership Team

Nick Verykios

Managing Director

Nick has worked in the IT industry for 30 years in a career spanning entrepreneurship, marketing, product development, sales and management. In 2004, Nick founded Distribution Central and in 2016 oversaw its acquisition by Arrow Electronics. He is currently managing director of Arrow ECS ANZ and is a member of various channel advisory councils for some of the most influential vendors and organisations.

Prior to this, Nick was the managing director and chief strategist at LAN Systems. He founded 1World Systems and held senior marketing positions with NetComm, Mobex, and Hawker Pacific.

Nick has been recognised for his entrepreneurship time and time again. Some of his most significant achievements include being inducted into the 2012 ARN IT Industry Hall of Fame, being named IT Executive of the Year at the 2013 CEO Magazine Executive of the Year Awards and being named NSW Owner/Manager of the Year at the 2014 Australian Institute of Management Awards. Nick was also named the Community Channel Champion at the 2016 ARN IT Industry Awards for his demonstrated personal philanthropy around teenage counselling and building orphanages in the developing world.

Andrew Vaughan

Andrew Vaughan

Director of Finance and Operations

Andrew started his journey with Arrow in 2008 and helped to manage the company’s transition from a fast-growing entrepreneurial business to a corporate entity.

Andrew began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he gained an insight into businesses across different industries. He then moved to Legal and General where he held a number of financial and operational roles. After nine years, he moved to ORIX where he was finance and administration director for seven years.

Today, Andrew is responsible for the finance and operational functions of the company.

Andrew Assad

Sales Director

Andrew is Arrow’s Sales Director, and is responsible for all ANZ sales and engineering teams. Andrew has worked extensively in the engineering plastics industry in positions including production manager, ISR, business development manager, and national sales manager.

Andrew joined Arrow in 2005 as a Channel Account Manager. After progressing through roles as a Business Unit Manager and APAC General Manager, Andrew’s role as Sales Director sees him drive the sales success of our business.

Carineh Grigorian

Marketing Director

Carineh has more than 15 years’ marketing experience spanning a range of industries including IT, property development, real estate and financial services.

At Arrow, Carineh drives the ANZ corporate and vendor channel marketing strategies delivered through digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing, lead generation, events, brand management, PR/media relations, marketing communications and channel marketing.

Carineh was a finalist at the ARN Women in ICT Awards in 2014 and 2015 (Shining Star category), and is currently a member of the CompTIA ANZ Channel Community Executive Council.

As someone who has benefited from the mentoring of others, Carineh is keen to give back and provides one-on-one mentoring for her team and others in the wider Arrow ANZ team. Carineh has previously mentored professionals outside the IT industry as well.

Lisa Stockwell

Marketing Director

As Marketing Director, Lisa is responsible for all areas of corporate marketing for Arrow and channel marketing for Arrow’s vendor portfolio. She is instrumental in driving new vendor adoption through Arrow’s Technology Expansion Plan and plays a key role in the development of programs and processes to benefit all partners across the IT ecosystem.

Lisa began her career in IT in 1991 has since progressed into senior marketing roles in IT, focusing on business planning and strategy development across the channel.

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