MicroScope understands that the hunt is on for a successor to Azlan boss Ian French, after sources claimed the distribution veteran is returning to his consultancy business, Siceo.
French pitched up at Azlan, the enterprise infrastructure unit of C2000 at the start of last year, and during his tenure as business development director, pulled in a number of industry big hitters from rivals and vendors including HP and Tanderg.
He attended Cisco's worldwide partner event in New Orleans this week and talk has rapidly spread that he is to hang up his Azlan boots.
"The employment of French was always set up on an interim consultancy basis rather than driving day-to-day execution, so there is no shock horror in his departure," said a source close to the situation.
The distributor has already initiated a search for French's replacement, according to insiders.