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Air IT announce strategic appointment of Mark Whitehead as new Sales Director

Midlands based Managed Service Provider (MSP), Air IT have announced the appointment of industry veteran, Mark Whitehead in a new role as Sales Director.

The new appointment follows Air IT’s recent backing from private equity firm, August Equity, and several changes to the leadership team including John Whitty succeeding the company’s Founder, Todd McQuilkin as CEO.

Having spent more than a decade across sales and marketing within the IT and communications sector, Whitehead will lead Air IT’s sales strategy to drive ambitious plans to grow organically and through acquisition.

Speaking for the first time in his new role as Sales Director, Mark Whitehead said,

“My experience and success in the IT industry have been stimulated by introducing new technologies at the right time that are game-changing for businesses.

“To join the company at this time is a really exciting prospect. I’m eager to continue to build on Air IT’s success as a leading MSP having grown 30% year on year for the past 3 years, and to help new and existing clients transform in the post-pandemic era with the technology and support they need to thrive, providing them with a competitive advantage over their peers.”

As well as a faster transition to cloud-based technology and infrastructure, Air IT expect future growth from both their cyber security and business intelligence services. As businesses become more data heavy, there will be increased need to consolidate information as well as greater emphasis on data protection due to cyber security threats.

Whitehead concluded by saying,

“Being local to the business, I have been an admirer of Air IT for a number of years and have the upmost respect for the company, its customers and its team. So, to now be working for one of the UK’s leading Managed Service Providers’, Air IT, is a real honour and privilege.”

John Whitty, Chief Executive Officer at Air IT said,

“It’s imperative that we attract the very best talent in order to maintain the highest standards, which our customers have come to expect for the past 15 years. With the addition of Mark as sales director, it will allow us to strengthen our service further and help clients enhance their businesses as we move into the next phase of our development.”


Today, Air IT employ more than 80 full-time staff and serve over 500 SME clients across the UK. Despite the current climate, increased demand for service has allowed Air IT to continue its recruitment efforts. Other recent additions to the team include Jonathan Hardy who was appointed as Chief Financial Officer back in March and Rob Heathcote as Head of Service Delivery, as well as continued investment in the operational teams.

About Air IT

Air IT was founded in Nottingham in 2005 and delivers managed IT and communication services including IT support, business continuity, cloud, telephony, broadband and connectivity – as well as managed cyber security and business intelligence services through specialist divisions, Air Sec and Air BI.

Aligning technology with business goals, Air IT is a trusted ICT partner to over 500 SME clients across a wide range of sectors. Whether a company chooses to fully outsource or complement in-house resources, Air IT provide a complete managed solution for all supply, installation and support needs.

In November 2019, Air IT won managed service provider of the year at the prestigious CRN Awards. Air IT is one of only two enterprise MSPs in the UK to achieve the coveted 3-star Service Desk Institute (SDI) certification accreditation and delivers exceptionally high customer retention of >97%.

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