Exertis brings in former Dell UK boss for next chapter

The distributor has made a change at the top as it looks for more growth with an industry veteran getting a chance to make a mark on the channel player

Dell's former UK and Ireland CEO and general manager Tim Griffin has decided that the time is right to take a plunge into the world of distribution taking up a senior role at DCC.

Griffin will be taking up a position as managing director of DCC Technology and the Exertis Group replacing Niall Ennis, who has left the firm after two decades.

Reporting into Donal Murphy, CEO of DCC, one of the main responsibilities for Griffin will be looking after the performance of Exertis. He joins on the back of a decade working at Dell in the UK and before that worked for the vendor out in the Asia pacific region.

Murphy said that Griffin would be taking on the challenge of growing, "our technology distribution business and expand our presence in new and existing territories".

"He brings extensive international experience and expertise with an emphasis on customer relationships, and a history of creating highly engaged teams aligned to strong company values. I am confident that with the great management we have in place and Tim’s leadership qualities, we have an exciting future ahead,” he added.

In response Griffin said that the distributor had, "all the foundations in place" to push the company on and deliver more for vendors and resellers.

"I am looking forward to leading and inspiring these teams to even greater success in the future by broadening our reach and ensuring that our customers and people are our key priorities,” he said.

Earlier this week the distributor pulled its enterprise storage resources together under the Exertis Hammer banner with an intention to grow the business in that segment and the firm has been pushing hard over the last year to establish a strong foothold in the smart home market.

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