Milestone Systems announces hire of Brian Cross to drive growth

Previously at HID Global, experienced security professional Brian Cross has joined the Milestone team in the role of Channel Business Manager. The newly created position will see Cross working out of Milestone Systems’ Brisbane office.

With a focus on strategic partnerships and large-scale deployments, Cross will maintain a high level of involvement with end-users and the consultant community, as well as working closely with key Systems Integrators to identify opportunities in new markets.

“I am excited to join Milestone Systems, especially at such an important juncture in the evolution of video technology. As an open platform, Milestone’s XProtect software is forming the basis of our region’s most cutting-edge solutions. Working closely with consultants, integrators and other trusted vendor partners to define what end users need and then to be able to provide new and innovative solutions to help their business is very compelling,” said Cross.

Cross is well-known within the consultant community in Australia, with ten years of management experience in the Australian security industry.

“Brian’s role reflects our strong and consistent growth in Australia and provides senior expertise in Brisbane. We are seeing real demand for integrated solutions in Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. As the local economy in each state evolves, this role will provide our partners and customers with a senior hire who has extensive industry experience – someone they can work with to drive their business forward,” said Brett Hansen, South Pacific Country Manager at Milestone Systems.

Milestone’s team has more than doubled over the past two years, with the company expanding its footprint with a new Melbourne office last October and the opening of the Milestone Experience Centre.

More recently, Brett Hansen assumed the role of Country Manager for South Pacific territories, and Mike Metcalfe was elevated to the role of Regional Projects Manager for APAC.

Hansen adds: “We are lucky to have someone with Brian’s experience join our growing team, his wide-ranging experience and network of industry contacts will prove invaluable for expanding our footprint not just in Queensland, but across the region.”