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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another busy few days across the industry with some executives deciding now is the time for a fresh challenge

For some last week was dominated by thoughts of making sure they had sent the cards and secured the flowers and chocolates for Valentines Day. For those in HR departments the mission to find suitable candidates that their staff and partners would love remained the same. Here are a few of the moves made in the last few days.

Akamai Technologies  

Hans Nipshagen has been given the chance to impress as head of EMEA channels and alliances. He is also the managing director of Akamai Benelux amd will be now looking to ramp up the relationship the firm has with its partners. “I’m excited for the opportunity to build on the collaboration between Akamai, local partners and customers to drive our channel ecosystem forward. Strong security protection is at the core of Akamai’s channel portfolio and is one of the fundamentals of business, so being able to combine our platform with the insight of local partners will help us all to deliver the best results for our customers," he said. 


The cloud migration specialist has announced that from the 4 March David Bennett, former chief revenue officer at Webroot, will be taking on the CEO role. He will join a firm that is looking to increase its business with managed service providers.  “With the high-growth opportunities in cloud-based managed services, I am energized about the dynamic ways we can help MSPs develop new business ventures. I am excited to lead such an outstanding team at Axcient as we continue to build a channel-centric company uniquely focused on solving the challenges of MSPs. Together, we look forward to reaching new milestones," he said.


The firm has looked to former Dell EMC staffer Dan Flood to come on board as vice president of US sales. His former role of leading sales in the modern datacenter division at Dell followed on from a spell at Virtual Computing Environment.  “As we grow our sales organization, Dan’s ability to go deep into markets, navigate executive and committee sales and create exponential growth will be essential for the next phase of our expansion. We welcome him to our team and are pleased Pivot3 can attract top-tier industry talent to support our continued rapid growth," said Rance Poehler, Chief Revenue Officer at Pivot3.


Digital Goodie  

The ecommerce firm has appointed Moris Chemtov as its new global CEO. He will be working with deputy managing director Jani Jääskeläinen to navigate the next phase of the company’s growth and expansion. 'The addition of Moris marks another step in the maturity of the business by adding a proven digital executive to work with the team and community to build a sustainable market leading company," said Louis Hernandez Jr., board member of Digital Goodie.

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