RES Software hires former Citrix staffer to run channel

RES Software is planning to expand its sales effort in the UK and has brought in a fresh face to head its channel efforts

Virtualisation specialist RES Software has hired a former Citrix staffer Mark Pooley to run its UK channel with a brief of managing its expansion as the firm looks to achieve its ambitious growth targets.

Pooley will be responsible as regional director for the UK & Ireland not just for relationships with channel partners but also with customers of the firm's Workspace Virtualisation Suite.

RES Software is planning to double its sales capacity under Pooley, and is recruiting more staff as it looks for more growth in the UK, after the first half of this year delivered an 85% year-on-year increase in license bookings.

Before taking up his current role Pooley had been a senior director working across various European sales teams at Citrix, which had acquired his former employer App-DNA where he had held European and global sales roles. His CV also includes stints at VMWare and Sun Microsystems.

“The UK is one of our highest priorities in EMEA and his experience of establishing a profitable line of business will help us to expand the UK business and boost our sales partners’ revenues,” said Kees van Bekkum, executive vice president of global sales at RES Software.

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