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There might well be a vacancy at Number 10 Downing Street soon but for a number of channel executives this was the time to be starting something new, not walking away. A number of industry veterans have been given the chance to start fresh chapters over the past few days.
The security specialist has appointed Chris Connell as UK&I general manager. He is well known in the channel having spent 15 years at Ingram Micro and previous spells at VIP Computers and Azlan along with IBM, HP and Apple. He will be tasked with gaining growth but also overseeing the vendor's global transparency work. “As cyber threats continue to develop in range and severity, both for businesses and consumers, Kaspersky Lab is continuing to set new cybersecurity standards of trust, transparency and cooperation in the fight against cyber-criminals," he added “The world needs a set of global standards and principles that everyone abides by and which are clear, transparent, and accountable. Kaspersky Lab is committing to adhering to these standards and principles, as the cyber-threat landscape continues to evolve rapidly."
The channel player has given former Capgemini staffer Mark Lewis the chance to make an impact as finance director. he spent 12 years with his former employer and prior to that a decade at PwC. “It’s an exciting time to be joining Logicalis, as the company embarks on its mission to become a more agile organisation, fully-focused on meeting our customers ever evolving needs. I’m looking forward to joining the Logicalis UK senior management team and using my financial and commercial experience to build an organisation that’s primed for profitable growth," he said.
The channel incentives agency has looked to Peter Singh to come on board as chief revenue officer to lead the global go-to-market strategy. He has an impressive track record, having worked at Computacenter, Oracle, Compuware and Logica. he was most recently EMEA sales director at Digital Fuel. “I am excited to be joining CR Worldwide at such a pivotal time in its organizational growth. There is a tangible and compelling correlation between higher motivation/engagement and increased business performance," he said.
The networked media systems specialist has appointed David Woolf as its senior director, global marketing, with a brief to bring oversee corporate comms, product marketing and demand generation. Woolf has two decades of experience in the industry, including time spent at Steelcase, InFocus, NEC, Tektronix, and Andersen Consulting. "Biamp acquired two companies last year and made seven major product announcements in the last month alone. Our rapid growth and entry into new product categories and market segments requires us to strengthen and expand our marketing activities significantly," said Rashid Skaf, president and CEO for Biamp.