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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Time for some of the industry veterans to shine as their knowledge is in high demand in firms operating across the channel

Experience counts in the channel and many of the moves over the last seven days have included veterans getting called on to work in new positions.

Stone Group
The firm has brought in former Vohkus staffer Tim Westbrook as sales and marketing director. He will be tasked with getting stuck into the firm's existing education and public sector business as well as keeping an eye on opportunities to grow the business. "I am looking forward to introducing myself to the business, getting to know its people and operations, and working with everyone to compliment what is already there as well as building on its growing presence in the UK SMB and mid-market space," he said.

Fortinet
The security player has turned to Paul Anderson to come in as regional director UK&I. His CV includes time at Infoblox, Symantec, Trend Micro and BigFix. He will be charged with driving growth at the firm and cranking up the platform-based approach. "We need to bring more capabilities under one roof, so we can manage this in a seamless way," he added "Rather than the product-oriented language of some sellers, it should be a more sophisticated, consultative, platform-led offering."

ITS Technology Group
The digital infrastructure provider is keen to grow its channel programme and has appointed Dave Hudson as business development director. He will run a newly created team reporting into CEO Daren Baythorpe. Hudson joins from Zen Internet where he was managing director of wholesale. We have ambitious plans for growth which include building new full fibre gigabit networks around the UK, and Dave will play a major role in delivering these strategic goals," said Baythorpe.

Getronics
The firm has embarked on its 'Path towards a New Tomorrow' and has hired Rogier Bronsgeest as COO to help with that ambition. He comes with three decades of industry experience, including at IBM, BT and Colt Technology Services. That career also includes some former time at Getronics. “After my earlier spell with Getronics, from 2004 to 2009, I am very happy to get back on board and excited by the challenges that lie ahead”, he said.

OptDyn
The P2P cloud computing platform specialist has hired Simon Cocking and Jeff Carr to its advisory board. The pair have a strong background in Blockchain/Cryptocurrency and cloud comp0uting and will be given advice in those areas. Jon "maddog" Hall, CEO of OptDyn, said that the addition of the two to the advisory board would give it the chance to extend the reach of its Subutai platform.

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