SMX Chairman John Quirk brings with him an extensive and impressive track record with 25 years involvement in the IT industry. He is a Director of Howard & Co - a strategic investment and management company. John has previously held prestigious positions internationally - he was the Asia Pacific CEO of the UK owned IT and management consulting company, Mi Services Group and CEO of the PC reseller and network company Southmark Computers where he led its successful merger into Fujitsu. Before joining Southmark, while a Regional Manager at Wang New Zealand, John Quirk was instrumental in a strategic plan that took Wang New Zealand from a proprietary hardware company to successful systems integration and services company. John spent his early career in Digital Equipment Corporation where he rose to New Zealand Software Services Manager and then Auckland General Manager.