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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

They say that talent will rise to the top and a fair few firms have been creaming off the best of the best over this last week

Movement in the channel is a given and the last week has seen more examples of firms using recruitment as a means of strengthing their hand. A range of appointments all have a common thread of helping their new employers find the growth they are after.

Renata Randi has joined the well known channel player as chief marketing and alliances officer. She currently runs marketing and alliances for the firm in LATAM and will start the fresh role at the start of next month. Her role will include overseeing the go-to-market strategy and global strategic alliances. “I strongly believe that technology can improve people’s lives, both in their personal and professional settings and this is what we do in Logicalis – combine services and technology to make our clients’ lives simpler. The opportunity to work with the international Logicalis team and to bring a fresh look to our go-to-market strategy, is very exciting”, said Renata Randi.

The firm has made a couple of board appointments with Russell Sheldon coming on board as chief commercial officer and Troels Henriksen getting the chance to impress as CFO. Sheldon has 20 years experience, most recently with as Executive Vice President of Operations & Technology at NGA Human Resources. Henriksen has been around for a similar time and recently enjoyed a spell as CFO at managed services provider Adapt, and before that as CFO at Axell Wireless. “With Sabio growing strongly both organically and through acquisitions such as our recent addition of the DatapointEurope business, it’s essential that we have an experienced Group Board in place to support our ongoing expansion strategy,” commented Sabio’s Chief Executive Officer, Andy Roberts.


The network maintenance and data centre lifecycle player has appointed Christo Conidaris to the position of vice president of sales, UK. He joins from Quantum where he got the chance to work closely with the channel across EMEA. "Joining Curvature represents a fabulous opportunity. Coming from a hardware vendor, one issue that has started to resonate strongly is that end users are now actively seeking solutions to afford immediate savings from their existing IT budget. They are using these savings to drive and fund digital transformation. Gone are the days of manufacturer-fuelled rip and replace hardware cycles. Today, it’s about intelligently delivering ROI that offers increased productivity to the business," he said.

The US firm continues to add some management muscle to its EMEA team with the appointment of Paolo Di Leo as director of sales for the region. He will be based in London and joins just a few weeks after the firm opened a UK datacenter. Prior to joining Neverfail, Di Leo served as Regional Channel Manager for Akamai Technologies for the UK and Ireland, and as Head of Sales, Cloud Networking for Citrix in Northern Europe. “Paolo’s background in cloud and channel sales is an ideal fit and his proven leadership in developing new and existing market segments will be a major asset for us in the coming years. We’re excited he will be heading our sales efforts and expansion in EMEA,” said Eric Vaughn, CRO of Neverfail.

The legal sector lifecycle management specialist has hired Ashley Allen as a technical consultant. The main task will be to help implement solutions for customers. “Our customer base is growing as is the portfolio of solutions that we offer. Ashley has extensive experience in taking projects from initiation through to successful completion. He is playing a significant role in the technical team to ensure that the solutions delivered to customers are right for them. He has both technical depth and breadth, which is a valuable competence," said Roy Russell, CEO of Ascertus.

The big data and cloud player has opted to bring in Eric Johnson as its CIO. The industry veteran has a CV that spans two decades and includes spells at DocuSign and Informatica. He will be tasked with developing the strategic vision and growth plans for the firm. "He’ll also serve as valued counsel to senior IT leaders as they look to partner with Talend and stay ahead in this rapidly changing, data-driven and multi-cloud environment," added Mike Tuchen, CEO of Talend.

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