Trolle takes the reins at Exclusive Networks
Jesper Trolle has been made CEO of Exclusive Networks, replacing company founder Olivier Breittmayer, who will become a non-executive Board member as part of the company’s planned succession strategy. Trolle joins the specialist distributor for cybersecurity and cloud solutions from ECS Arrow Electronics, where he was President of the Americas. Trolle will work alongside company founder Breittmayer for the next three months to ensure a smooth transition. Trolle has spent over 28 years in the IT industry, the last 15 with Arrow, following its acquisition of DNS Denmark, which had previously acquired Next Denmark A/S, set up by Trolle in 2001.
FluidOne recruits CRO as it targets 300% revenue growth
Former G3 Comms CEO James Arnold-Roberts has joined FluidOne in the newly created role of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) as the award-winning network aggregator targets a 300% increase in revenue over the next five-years through a combination of organic growth and targeted acquisitions. As well as leading the FluidOne sales and marketing teams, Arnold-Roberts will be responsible for developing a cohesive strategy for growth, product diversification and cross-sale opportunities. He will work alongside executive directors Russell Horton (CEO), Chris Rogers (Co-Founder and COO) and Hemant Patel (CFO). FluidOne, which already meets the connectivity needs of hundreds of business customers and 200 managed service partners, is building on its position as a network aggregator by adding IT Services, UC and Advanced Security to its existing portfolio. This will enable it to offer customers an end-to-end service for secure single sign on, data integration, connectivity, cloud and end point security.
IntraLAN promotion for Tim King
Tim King, previously Cloud Sales Manager at IntraLAN, has been promoted to Sales Director to lead the IT managed service provider’s growing business development team and support its customers as they embrace digital transformation, adopt cloud services and align their technology investments with remote working. Established in 1995, IntraLAN providesa range of IT services, including business continuity, cybersecurity, mobile services and a dedicated broadband network.
New Business Development Manager for J700
East Lancashire IT specialist J700 Group has appointed Andrew Wilson as Business Development Manager with responsibility for bringing new clients on board and promoting the firm’s services across the north-west. He said: “My role with J700 Group is to build a new pipeline of business. They’ve had a steady stream of regular new business organically or via recommendations and referrals and are now looking to proactively push for further growth. I’ll be concentrating on developing a sales team and spreading the word about the fantastic range of IT, cloud computing and web services J700 Group can offer to businesses.”
Mark Wilkinson joins The Data Lab
The Data Lab, Scotland’s innovation centre for data and AI, has appointed a new Head of Business Development as it continues in its mission to help the country maximise value from data. Tasked with identifying future strategic funding opportunities and spearheading collaborations with partners in industry, the public sector and academia, Mark Wilkinson will lead a team of executives located across hubs in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness. He joins The Data Lab from Teradata, where he led a multi-disciplinary team tasked with delivering business outcomes for customers through use of data intelligence. Prior to joining Teradata, Mark worked with Experian in multiple leadership roles.
Eurolink Connect increases headcount to support growth
Gloucestershire-based connectivity and communication provider Eurolink Connect has recruited three new staff members and restructured internally to cope with growing demand for its services, including hosted IT solutions & support, mobiles & mobile broadband, broadband connectivity, telephone lines & calls, telephone systems, inbound services, network services and SIP Trunking. The new recruits are Gail Darrett, who joins the New Business Sales team; IT/network technician Jack White; and Senior comms network technician Antony Davis. In addition, Eurolink has reassigned a number of roles internally. Jamie Lewis has been made Commercial Manager, responsible for the sales and support teams, while Noel Hoskins has taken up the new role of Technical Design & Delivery Manager. He will be supported by senior IT technician Ryland Milne and the newly appointed Davis.
Mark Ash recruited by Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) has recruited Mark Ash to head up its Professional Print and Industrial Print Division in the UK. Ash has extensive experience of the print and IT managed services sectors in the UK, having previously been responsible for the UK print business of Samsung (before its acquisition by HP) and, most recently, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Altodigital (now part of Xerox). Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd is headquartered in Basildon, Essex and employs more than 750 people in 10 offices across the UK.
Solutionize Global appoints new Sales Director
Yorkshire and London-based technology solutions and services provider Solutionize Global has recruited John Hayes-Warren as Sales Director, as the company continues to take on more staff and expand its geographic footprint with the imminent opening of a third office. CEO and founder David Bentley aims to increase turnover from £42 million to £150 million over the next three years. Previously a sales leader at IT MSP Claranet and Vodafone, Hayes-Warren has 25 years’ experience in telecommunications, unified communications, software solutions and hybrid cloud infrastructure.
New EMEA VP at Netwrix
Cybersecurity company Netwrix has appointed Simon Pearce to transform its sales and channel strategy in the EMEA and APAC regions. As Vice President of EMEA and APAC, Pearce will be responsible for creating closer relationships with customers and building a consistent programme of sales and channel enablement and partner marketing. Pearce has over 20 years’ experience in software and cybersecurity companies, including spells at Quest Software, Smarsh, Quorum and Nearmap.
Shull appointed Poly CEO
Poly has appointed ex-TiVo Corporation and The Weather Channel CEO Dave Shull as President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the company’s Board of Directors. He succeeds Robert Hagerty, who has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer since February 2020. Hagerty will continue in his role as Chairman of the Board and resume his position on the Nominating and Governance and Strategy committees and Chair of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee. Marv Tseu will continue in his role as Vice Chairman of the Board.
Dagher returns to Dell
After three years as president of Cisco Systems Canada, Rola Dagher is returning to Dell Technologies as its new global channel chief, succeeding Joyce Mullen, who is leaving Dell after a 21-year career at the company. Reporting to Bill Scannell, Dell Technologies President, Global Sales and Customer Operations, Dagher will lead Dell Technologies’ global partner strategy, vision, enablement, program design and experience. Prior to joining Cisco, she held sales and leadership roles in Dell’s Enterprise segment and Infrastructure Solutions Group.
Marilou van Doorn promoted to COO of Leaseweb Global
Leaseweb, the global Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, has promoted Marilou van Doorn to Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Leaseweb Global, with the remit to grow its hybrid cloud portfolio. van Doorn, who holds an MBA from INSEAD, said: “Leaseweb has seen significant growth over the past few years, twice the market average, with a 22% increase in data centre locations worldwide, meaning it is perfectly positioned to provide customers with the right combination of hosting solutions and network capacity to be successful.” The company has 18,000 customers, 20 data centres and more than 80,000 servers under management. Services include public cloud, private cloud, dedicated servers, colocation, content delivery network and cyber security services supported by customer service and technical support.
New hires to maintain momentum at Solidatus
Metadata management platform company Solidatus has refreshed its senior team with four new hires as it looks to build on its most successful year to date. Recruits include Data Architect John Tobin, who joins from Goldman Sachs; Elizabeth Squire, who will focus on public sector relationships as Director of Business Development for government, having previously held roles at the MoD and Royal Navy; David Pinto, who joins from cloud platform and software development firm Pivotal as a Director of Business Development for financial services; and Mark Garbett, also a Director of Business Development for financial services, who was previously at Varonis and Mimecast.
Drooms strengthens UK sales team
Drooms, a provider of virtual data rooms that give companies controlled access to confidential corporate data across company boundaries, is strengthening its UK sales team with the appointments of Richard Munro as Senior Business Development Manager and Kamal Mehra as Business Development Manager. Reporting to Drooms UK MD Rosanna Woods, Munro will focus on the UK real estate sector, while Mehra concentrates on corporate finance. Woods said: “We are delighted to welcome our newest team members, Richard and Kamal. We are confident that they will be instrumental in strengthening our presence in the UK market, as we continue to grow our capabilities in response to our clients’ growing needs for digitalisation.”
First Chief Sustainability Office for Extreme Networks
Following the establishment of a Corporate Social Responsibility Council to promote sustainable development, corporate philanthropy and the empowerment of people inside and outside the company, Extreme Networks has appointed Katy Motiey as its first Chief Sustainability Officer. She will take up the position alongside her current role of Chief Administrative Officer. At the same time, Kimberley Basnight, Chief of Staff/Office of the CEO, has been given the additional role of Head of Diversity and Inclusion. Both Motiey and Basnight have been active in promoting environmental and social justice at the company via initiatives like the Women’s Council and the Black at Extreme (BEX) employee resource group.
OutSystems expands leadership team
OutSystems, a leader in low-code application development, has expanded its senior leadership team with the appointments of Patrick Jean as Chief Technology Officer and June Duchesneas General Counsel. Recruited to lead the global engineering team and invest in innovation, Jean has more than 20 years of engineering leadership experience at Apttus, Microsoft and, most recently, Citrix, where as VP of Unified Cloud Engineering he tripled the size of the cloud engineering team. Duchesne, who joins the senior leadership team as General Counsel, was previously Chief Legal Officer for Inovalon, a cloud-based platform provider in the healthcare industry. Before that, she held senior leadership positions at Dell Technologies and EMC Corporation.
WMCRC appoints first advisory group members
The West Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre (WMCRC), set up to advise companies in the West Midlands about cyber-crime and to improve collaboration between government, the police, commercial organisations, education and the National Cyber Security Centre, has announced its first three Advisory Group Members. They are Lisa Ventura, CEO and Founder of the UK Cyber Security Association; Paul Street from the Colmore Business Improvement District; and Stuart Hadley, Global Commercial Director of Birmingham-based cyber security services provider CyberQ Group. WMCRC Director Alison Hurst said: “We are delighted to welcome our first three Advisory Group Members to the WMCRC. It’s really important that we form a group of industry professions from all backgrounds to help support the growth of the centre. Lisa, Paul and Stuart all have different experience and their wealth of knowledge will be invaluable to me and my team.”