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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another busy few days in the personnel departments across the channel with some fresh faces arriving

A few personnel changes to report on this week with some changes on both sides of the Atlantic. Expect some of the following names to crop up again this year as they spearhead growth strategies.

Kimble Applications
The professional services automation software player has landed a major industry name to become on-executive director. The former CEO of Sage and Micro Focus Stephen Kelly will be giving the firm, which has ambitious growth plans, the benefit of his experience. “My focus is helping some of the UK’s most promising growth companies achieve their full potential on the global stage. I worked with Kimble’s CEO Sean Hoban as a business advisor and angel investor in the early days of Kimble’s spectacular growth. I am excited to renew our relationship and share my experiences to help Kimble in its next stage of growth and market leadership," he said.

The firm has turned to Gary Woodcock as director of sales as part of a wider strategy to gain more business in both existing markets, like the UK and Australia, as well as moving into new territories. Before joining Yotta, Woodcock was senior sales director, HCM cloud applications, Oracle. “Gary’s appointment is key to our plans for strategic growth,” said Nick Smee, CEO, Yotta. “Public and private infrastructure owners at national, regional and local level across the world are wrestling with the challenge of how to deliver the best possible asset management services in an increasingly connected world.

The cyber security specialist has appointed Didi Dayton as vice president of worldwide channels and alliances. She comes with a CV that includes a decade at Websense/SurfControl, running sales and the VAR channel and spells atCylance, FireEye, Tanium, Websense, Symantec and Arrow Electronics. “Didi brings a rare combination of talents and proven experience to Vectra channel operations,” said Kevin Moore, senior vice president, worldwide field operations at Vectra. “We are excited to have her onboard to drive a rich channel program that delivers predictable and consistent results as well as new offerings to our partners.”

Mike Houghton has been promoted to president of Logicalis US after a year and a half as the region's chief sales officer. He has more than 25 years of IT industry experience and will be looking to drive more growth in the country. “In Mike’s time with Logicalis, he has redesigned our go-to-market strategy and brought a level of accountability that has proven valuable as he led our teams to provide a foundation for continued growth and value for our customers,” said Vince DeLuca, CEO of Logicalis U.S. “His vision understands and focuses on Logicalis’ commitment to our customers and partners. I eagerly anticipate seeing how the company will grow under Mike’s expanded leadership role as we look ahead towards continuing the momentum that he has helped drive thus far.”

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