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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another week and more moves across the channel as firms look to land the best talent to drive forward growth

Another week with movement at all levels of the channel as companies look to work with the right sort of talent to achieve their growth ambitions.

The channel player has appointed Stuart Salt as director of services. He comes with plenty of experience, including running his own business Valiant Consulting. he will be running the services division and will be looking for some fresh customers. “We are happy to welcome Stuart to the Transputec Board. His broad experience and track record will stand us in good stead with our future plans to consolidate and deepen our expertise in key sectors such as housing and digital media, in which Stuart has great expertise," said Transputec chairman Rickie Sehgal. “We have enjoyed a couple of years of positive growth. In the last financial year we took on 45 new customers including global financial services, retail, logistics and manufacturing companies, and international NGOs.”

Micro Focus
The firm, which splashed out £6.8m on HPE's software business, has announced a new vice president of EMEA channels. Christoph Stoica takes up the role with a brief to develop stronger relationships with partners. The vendor is focusing more closely on distribution and resellers since the acquisition and will be leaning on Stoica to deliver results. "With our innovative solutions in DevOps, Hybrid IT Management, Security & Data Management and Predictive Analytics, we address very relevant topics for corporate IT. Channel partners play a critical role in our go to market strategy,” said Stoica. "The creation of a dedicated channel focus in EMEA underlines our ambition: we want to expand our business through partners in the coming years."

The vendor formerly known as Emerson Network Power has announced multiple additions to its executive team. The firm is starting its second year as a private enterprise, having split off from Emerson, and has been looking to put the right team in place to drive its growth forward. The full executive team reporting to CEO Rob Johnson now includes:

•    Giordano Albertazzi, president EMEA.  
•    Frank Bibens, president, global services.
•    Andrew Cole, chief organisational design and human resources officer.
•    David Fallon, chief financial officer.
•    Victor Fetter, chief digital officer.
•    Colin Flannery, worldwide general counsel.  
•    John Hewitt, president, the Americas.
•    Pat Johnson, executive vice president, integrated rack systems.  
•    Stephen Liang, president, Asia-Pacific.
•    Tarek Maguid, chief operations officer.
•    Gary Niederpruem, chief strategy and development officer.
•    Angelica Smallwood, chief of staff.

“In our first year as Vertiv, we have strengthened and streamlined our internal systems and processes, eliminated waste, and sharpened our focus on our customers,” said Vertiv CEO Johnson. “We will build on our progress by investing in employee development and bold, innovative additions to our portfolio, all with an eye toward the ever-changing needs of our customers.”

The identity verification specialist has hired Michael Van Gestel as an identity document fraud consultant. He comes with just shy of 20 years of experience and has worked as a document checker for private and public organisations. The firm is looking to increase its international reach and get involved with tackling fraud on a wider scale. “Given that 2-5% of the world’s GDP is laundered money which is used in human trafficking, drug trafficking and terrorist financing, it has never been more important to use technology to catch identity fraudsters looking to launder money. Onfido prides itself on providing a scalable and secure anti-fraud solution to over 1,500 clients worldwide. With the benefit of Michael’s expertise, we hope to continue building on that success to deliver a robust and automated service to even more international territories. We’re thrilled to have a document specialist of his calibre join the team," said  Husayn Kassai, CEO at Onfido.

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