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Industry People: Recent Movers & Shakers

New UK&I MD for Westcon-Comstor

John Nolan

Westcon-Comstor has promoted John Nolan to Managing Director, UK & Ireland, leading a team of more than 100 sales, technical and operational professionals. A Westcon-Comstor employee for 17 years and Sales Director for the last five, Nolan is replacing Antony Byford who has been made Vice President of Westcon Europe’s newly formed Cloud & Collaboration business division. David Grant, CEO of Westcon-Comstor, said: “John has been a great support to Antony and they’ve worked brilliantly together, growing the Westcon UK&I business over 50% in the past four years. I have complete confidence in John; his understanding of the market and ability to act accordingly is second to none. I’m very optimistic about the outlook for the UK&I in his hands. It’s a very competitive and demanding market but John is absolutely the right leader to continue to drive our success.”


Career progression for Reichwald

Simon Reichwald

HR technology company Connectr is reinforcing its commitment to career progression with the appointment of Simon Reichwald, previously Connectr’s Strategic Lead for Talent, as Chief Progression Officer. In his new role Reichwald will help organisations hire, maximise and retain their best people, while also providing mentorship to new and existing Connectr employees.


Infoblox announces new EMEA Channel Leader

Aric Ault

Next generation DNS management and security specialist Infoblox has promoted Aric Ault to EMEA Channel Leader with responsibility for leading and growing the company’s Channel Sales organisation across EMEA. He previously served as Senior Director of Sales for Northern Europe. Ault said: “Channel partners are vital to our go-to-market. Under the leadership of Chris Millerick, our VP of Channel, our partners-involved deal flow has increased from 90% to 95%. I am pleased to lead our team to forge closer ties with our partners and develop new programs that help them land new customers and expand existing business.”


Censornet recruits VP of Products

Gareth Lockwood.

Autonomous integrated cloud security provider Censornet has appointed
Gareth Lockwood as VP of Products with responsibility for leading Censornet’s Go-To-Market (GTM) product strategy. Lockwood was previously Head of Product at CyberHive and before that held various positions at NortonLifeLock and Symantec. Censornet’s autonomous cybersecurity platform consolidates and unifies multiple best-in class security point products, including a recently integrated Identity- as-a-Service offering, providing mid- market organisations with an alternative to cybersecurity products from the likes of Forcepoint, Mimecast and Proofpoint. Lockwood said: “I join Censornet at a pivotal point in the company’s journey as it builds out its autonomous security platform. Censornet’s platform is particularly attractive right now as it delivers on so many of the challenges and risks associated with widespread staff shortages and churn, such as unified configuration and policy management, incident response and compliance. I look forward to supporting such a fast-growing company that is focused on simplifying the complex nature of cybersecurity protection.”


Arctic Wolf role for Johnny Ellis

Johnny Ellis_

Security operations specialist Arctic Wolf has appointed Johnny Ellis as EMEA Channel Director. Joining from Arrow ECS, where he was UK Sales Director for more than 16 years, Ellis will focus on building a strong partner ecosystem and developing a strong MSP proposition and distribution strategy. Arctic Wolf has 94 partners in 12 countries across EMEA, and is currently adding around 20 partners a quarter.


Emily Nerland joins NS1

Emily Nerland, previously Managing Director for EMEA at Masergy, has joined smart network control solutions company NS1 as Head of Global Sales. In her
new role, Nerland and her team will advise companies on their current and future infrastructure problems and create opportunities to build secure, resilient and dynamic networks. She said: “This is a pivotal moment to be taking up the reins as Head of Global Sales at NS1. NS1’s innovation in automation, observability and smart network control solutions offers exceptional benefits to companies globally. This presents a fantastic opportunity to help our customer base and future clients to meet their foundational networking and application infrastructure needs as part of their digitalisation journey.”


Dan Tomaszewski promoted

Kaseya, a provider of unified IT management and security software for managed service providers (MSPs) and mid-market enterprises, has promoted Dan Tomaszewski to Executive Vice President of the Channel. Renowned for building the company’s award-winning Powered Services sales and marketing enablement platform, Tomaszewski and his team of channel experts and former MSP professionals plan to develop a variety of new strategic, marketing and training programs to help MSPs be more successful and profitable.


Babbs returns to Datapath

Greg Babbs

Greg Babbs is returning to Datapath, a leader in control technologies for multi- display video walls, following a spell at IP surveillance storage manufacturer Veracity. In his new role as Strategic BDM for EMEA, Babbs will work closely with the Datapath EMEA sales teams to drive new business, especially of solutions involving Datapath’s multi-award winning Aetria solution for control rooms and multi-source video management. Babbs said: “This new position with Datapath is a fantastic challenge and I’m relishing working with customers, former colleagues and several new faces. I have been closely monitoring the progress that Aetria has been making within the global Control Room market and I am really looking forward to continuing that momentum here in EMEA.”


Huboo plans for continued growth with CTO appointment

Fast growing e-commerce and fulfilment provider Huboo has appointed Ben Shipway as its new Chief Product and Technology Officer, reporting to CEO and Co-Founder Martin Bysh. His appointment follows a period of rapid growth for the company which was founded in Bristol in 2017 and has so far secured more than £100 million in funding. Huboo is already active in the UK, Netherlands, Spain and Germany and is planning to expand into multiple new territories in 2022. Integrating with popular sales channels, such as Amazon, eBay and Shopify, its services include automated inventory management, storage, picking, packing and postage of items as sales are made. Shipway said: “My goal is to take the company to the next level by supercharging our global growth through the application of forward-thinking technology and valuable product change.” Huboo’s operations are underpinned by a custom- built warehouse management system and a one-stop dashboard for customers to monitor orders and stock inventory and track live product deliveries.


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