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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another week has passed with plenty of movement made in firms across the channel ecosystem

Easter holidays clearly don't stop the channel personnel changes coming and it's been another week of executives moving into fresh positions to take up new challenges.

The services provider has appointed Tim Howard as CFO with a plan to lean on his 15 years of experience in the tech industry. His CV also includes time at Barclays, BAE Systems and Deloitte. “We’re extremely pleased to have Tim join us at GCI, to help build on the exciting opportunities we have for 2019 and beyond. As his considerable experience shows, Tim has all the attributes to deliver strong leadership and transformational change at this very exciting time for GCI. Knowing Tim and the reputation he brings as a great strategic thinker and pragmatic problem solver, his financial background in the hi-tech sector is a perfect fit, at the perfect time for GCI," said Adrian Thirkill, CEO of GCI.

The IT automation specialist and Microsoft gold partner has turned to Peter Egerton to come on board as principal consultant to help support the firm's expansion plans. He previously held senior roles at IT services firm Inframon, which was acquired by Ensono. He is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Enterpise Mobility and will bring that knowledge to bear in his latest role. “I wanted to join PowerON because of its focus around Microsoft enterprise mobility and also their Pulse DMS Platform – which enables organisations of all shapes and sizes to manage and secure devices, as well as monitoring system performance, directly from the cloud," he added “I already knew Steve Beaumont, who is the Chief Technology Officer at PowerON and fellow MVP from his contributions in the IT community, and was keen to join a team that focuses so much on its customers, who are based all over the world."

The identity governance player has hired Charles Poff as its CISO with a brief to look after the security of all of the firms products, services and networks. He has a CV that spans two decades in the industry operating on the security side and will be busy getting stuck into the Sailpoint portfolio. “In the face of escalating cyber risks, organisations need to be increasingly agile and focused on cybersecurity and compliance,” said Jim Pflaging, SailPoint board of directors member and chair of the Cybersecurity Committee. “Charles’ approach to cyber risk management fits well with SailPoint’s deep-seated commitment to improving security and privacy for our customers, employees, and stakeholders.”

the firm has shuffled its executive pack with Dan Streetman becoming CEO with the current boss Murray Rode moving upstairs as vice chairman. Streetman joins Tibco from BMC Software where he was executive vice president of worldwide sales and marketing. "I am proud to be part of Tibco and look forward to an even brighter future for our remarkable customers, dedicated partners, and talented employees. Dan brings a high level of energy and commitment to Tibco that will ensure we continue to expand the reach and scale of Tibco’s Connected Intelligence Cloud to deliver game-changing innovation to the market," said Rode.

The data centre specialist has appointed Eugene Bergen Henegouwen as President, EMEA with a role of overseeing the region and managing country managers, corporate development teams and the business development teams. He succeeds Eric Schwartz who served as President, EMEA, since 2008 and was appointed to Chief Strategy and Development Officer. “As SVP of Sales in EMEA for the last six years, Eugene has proven himself to be an exceptional leader. I am very pleased that he has accepted this challenge to take the EMEA business and team to the next level. He brings a wealth of business insights, leadership experience and energy that will serve the region, our customers and teams well," said Karl Strohmeyer, chief customer & revenue officer, Equinix.

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