Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another busy week for personnel departments as more fresh faces arrive determined to shake things up for the better

Football fans might be looking to the events in Russia in the hope of identifying the next star player to join their ranks.  Closer to home there have been some transfers in the channel with some of the talent getting the chance to get to start their campaigns off in the face to bring greater growth to their new employers.

A shuffle at the top of the vendor's personal systems business after Ron Coughlin notified the vendor that he wanted to pursue a CEO opportunity outside the tech sector. As a result Alex Cho has been appointed president of the personal systems business moving over from running the commercial PC business group. In his new role he will look after a portfolio than includes PCs, displays, services, software and immersive computing.

Alert Logic
The Security as a Service specialist has announced a raft of board level appointments with Sydna Kelley joining as senior vice president of Customer Success & Technology Operations, Matt Selheimer taking on the role of Chief Marketing Officer, Sheila Flaherty as Chief Legal Officer and Tim Alguire gets to look after the money as Chief Financial Officer. “With this new leadership team, Alert Logic is building on our position as the leader in Security-as-a-Service to capitalize on the multi-billion-dollar market opportunity for companies seeking to manage cyber risk,” said Bob Lyons, Alert Logic CEO. “The addition of these proven leaders to our executive team will enable Alert Logic to scale our capabilities and directly address the needs of security buyers today and in the future.”

The firm has enjoyed decent growth in the last couple of years but in a move that should accelerate that it has appointed Hamed Fadel as its new vice president of customer services. He has previously work at Siemens and NetApp and has been tasked with improving customer satisfaction in the past. “Cloudian has delivered a consistently high level of customer satisfaction, a track record we intend to build on as we grow,” said Michael Tso, CEO of Cloudian. “Fadel brings deep technical expertise and a tenacious drive to deliver the best possible customer experience, and we’re thrilled to have him at Cloudian to help expand and deepen our customer relationships.”

The hyperconverged player has given Tim Page the chance to make a significant impact on its future as CEO. Page joins from enterprise cloud service player Sprinklr and has a CV that includes time as a founder member of VCE.  “His combination of experiences in leadership in cloud services and converged infrastructure are perfect for us," said Brian Biles, who is moving from the CEO role to take up the position of chief product officer.

The process automation specialist has decided now is the time to put a new face at the top of the organisaton charts and has handed Bernadette Nixon the CEO role. She has already racked up a couple of years at the firm as chief revenue officer and prior to that was president, customer experience solutions at SDLand before that was svp and general manager of OpenText’s BPM business unit. “It is a tremendous honor to be chosen by the Board, and I am incredibly proud of everything our team has accomplished in the past few years,” said Nixon. “We are inspired by working with digital innovators like Boeing, Capital One and McDermott International which are successfully transforming their businesses and using Alfresco as a core part of their modern architecture. It’s an exciting time for Alfresco as we are experiencing record growth, and we are well positioned for our next phase.”

The artificial intelligence player has appointed Mark Minevich to its executive team as digital fellow to the CEO Chetan Dube. he has a strong track record in the AI space and will be bringing that knowledge to bear at IPSoft. “AI is about to take us to an exponential new level of explosive growth from driverless cars to autonomous drones and smart machines,” said Minevich. “Cognitive digital labour is already here. Digitalisation and AI will open our abilities to solve new scale of problems and provide solutions for the betterment of humanity. I am privileged to co-create this future with IPsoft, the leader in cognitive artificial intelligence, cognitive and autonomic solutions." 

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