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EXCLUSIVE: It was time for a change, says Torre

Hafizah Osman | April 10, 2013
After 14 years, his role was stretched quite thin

For former managing director of D-Link Australia, Domenic Torre, leaving the networking vendor after more than 14 years came down to something simple: it was time for a change.

He said D-Link's operations were a major catalyst for his departure.

According to Torre, he was overseeing many departments - splitting his focus across the consumer and retail space, the commercial side of the business, surveillance side of the business, service provider end of the business, alongside running local operations including logistics, marketing and product management.

"The role that I played at D-link was quite diverse. The business was becoming more complex and it was addressing many markets. My role was stretched quite thin and I did as much as I felt I could do," he said.

Torre said his departure was not abrupt as he had been toying with the idea of leaving D-Link for some time.

"Half of my career was with D-Link and there will always be a soft spot in my heart for them but I felt that it was not right for me to be sitting in the position that I was in with thoughts of leaving at the back of my mind."

Torre hasn't decided what he will do next.

"My plans are quite simple. I do plan on staying in the IT industry and would like to embark on other opportunities that are more focused. I've got a number of potential opportunities, some of which could be with D-Link but not on a local level," he said.

But he's not rushing to take on a new job. In the interim, he intends to take some time off for his family as he has not had a lengthy break from work.

"The longest break I've had since being with D-Link was only three weeks, and that only happened once in the last 10 years. I do feel like I need to recharge myself."

Apart from that, Torre wants to pursue some personal interests.

He also put to rest speculation that he is relocating to Melbourne.

"One day, yes, we may return back to Melbourne. My family - my wife and daughters - we are from Melbourne. We don't have any family here in Sydney. There's nothing on the cards to be doing that at this point in time, unless certain opportunities present itself that require me to be there," he said.

 

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