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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?
Another busy few days in the channel with movement across all levels as firms get some fresh talent in while there is still some time to make a dent in Q4
Plenty of action on the personnel movement front across the channel in the last seven days. As usual the motivation for some fresh faces is to generate some fresh ideas and growth.
The Cisco-dedicated business of Westcon-Comstor has appointed Chris Lishman to work on the digital marketing front, helping generate demand and customer development. “Our Partner Marketing team is an unsung hero service we provide our EDGE and Mentor partners. It has delivered well over 1,200 leads and deep levels of customer insight to many partners who have benefited from six- and seven-figure deals which they would not previously have had visibility," said Clive Hailstone, Comstor UK&I managing director, "With Chris’ experience in digital marketing and PR, we will continue to deliver effective content and campaigns more efficiently and help build foundations for our partners’ future prosperity.”
The cloud comms specialist has hired Rasheh Rao as operations director and is aiming to tap into his market expertise. He has a CV that includes time at Arrow Communications and Reeves Lund. “Rashesh has great skills that will bring benefit to our network, our services and our customer support. His experience with hosted telephony and the fact he has successfully build and managed customer centric Operations teams is what makes him an ideal addition to Inclarity’s management team," said Enzo Viscito, managing director at Inclarity.
The firm has made a raft of appointments to underpin its growth ambitions. Sydney Carey, most recently chief financial officer of Duo Security, and Kiki Haar, former general counsel and chief privacy officer (CPO) at Informatica, have joined Sumo Logic as CFO and general counsel, respectively. “Sumo Logic is executing on a multi-year strategy to be the category leader in continuous intelligence to ultimately democratize machine data for our customers,” said Ramin Sayar, president and CEO, Sumo Logic. “As part of this journey, we’re growing the business and our teams considerably to scale operations, bring new innovations to market, and meet the processes and requirements demanded of high-growth category leaders."
The access management specialist has recruited David Earhart to take up the president and general manager position. He recently held the post of president and general manager of the Data Protection/End User Management business unit at Quest Software. His latest role will see him responsible for financial, financial and the operational direction of the company. “David has an incredible track record for building product portfolios that drive business growth, and most importantly, help organizations tackle their biggest security challenges,” said Jeff Hawn, chairman and CEO at Quest Software.
The the ethical hacking and penetration testing company, which is part of the Claranet Group has given industy veteran Todd Salmon as executive vice president of US operations. The change comes not long after the business was acquired by Claranet and Salmon will get a chance to take some market share on the other side of the pond. He comes with three decades of experience, including at start-up Stack Titan and Optiv/FishNet. “Despite its relatively small size, NotSoSecure punches far above its weight in the pen testing and security training industry and its consultants are world-renowned for their expertise," he said.