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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Those hunting growth often look to bring on talent and this last week has been no different

Another busy few days in the tech world with the door sign painters getting a chance to have a go at applying a fresh coat of gold leaf on some CEO offices.

Paul Clark is expanding his role to oversee both Plantronics and Polycom as senior vice president for EMEA as part of the company merger. Clark has been with Plantronics for nearly 25 years, holding the position of EMEA Marketing Director for the first 10 years. In 2016 he was promoted to be managing director of Plantronics Europe and Africa. “Paul Clark’s industry and business management experience makes him ideal to head up the combined sales business for Plantronics and Polycom in EMEA. He will bring standardisation to sales, which will ensure we meet or exceed all of our partners and customers expectations,” said Jeff Loebbaka, executive vice president, global sales, Plantronics.

Digital Guardian 
The security specialist has made a change at the top turning to former CA Technologies staffer Mordecai Rosen to become CEO. Rosen comes with a CV that spans 25 years in the industry. His immediate aim will be to grow its core Data Loss Prevention business and extend its push into the rapidly growing Endpoint Detection and Response space. “Mo is a seasoned industry veteran who has intimate knowledge of the infosec space, including emerging technologies and market dynamics,” said David Stienes, Partner at LLR Partners and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Digital Guardian. “His strategic vision and understanding for how cybersecurity will continue to evolve makes him the perfect leader for Digital Guardian.”

The network performance management specialist has decided that the time is right for Patrick Ostiguy, the Company’s founder, to become executive chairman of the Board. Dion Joannou, who previously occupied the role of Chief Operating Officer at Accedian, will take on the role of CEO whilst also appointed as a Board Director. “I am very excited to have Dion take on the CEO role,” said Patrick Ostiguy. “We have had the opportunity to work together over the last 18 months, and I am extremely impressed with his passion, dedication and, in this short time, how he has helped transform the company into the leader for end-to-end network and application performance visibility for both service providers and enterprises."

Cinos Communications Services 
The Cisco partner and UC specialist has chosen to bring Paul Edmondson on board as commercial director. He has a track record that includes time at Hutchinson Networks, Misco, Kelway and Hewlett Packard. Edmondson will work with resellers to help them better serve the collaboration needs of their customers. "As organisations evolve, so do their collaboration requirements and CCS are ideally placed to support these and future trends. There are some great opportunities for CCS to grow sales for existing and new partners and I’m delighted to be joining the team," he said.

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