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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another week and there has been plenty of personnel movement across the channel with some senior channel appointments being made

There have a few senior channel appointments in the last few days as vendors and partners look for some fresh talent to help gain their growth. 

The networking player has announced that David Meads will become the vice president for the firm's EMEAR Partner Organisation, effective at the beginning of the new fiscal year, 29 July 2019. Mears currently leads Cisco’s Middle East and Africa business and will continue in his position, based in Dubai, until the end of the fiscal year. The search for a successor is already in progress. He has been with the vendor since 1996 and has worked in the UK, South Africa as well as spending a decade working for one of the firm's gold partners. He will be speaking up for partners across EMEAR and will be working closely with Wendy Mars’, president of EMEAR and Oliver Tuszik, senior vice president, global partner organisation.

The firm has hired Mark Collins as partner account director to both work with existing partners and help more take the p0lunge into the managed security services market. “Mark’s experience and know-how will strengthen existing relationships and enable new partners to enter the market to meet the security and compliancy needs of their customers, without the need to invest heavily in training or infrastructure,” said Jason Humphreys, Foresite’s senior vp of managed services.

The cloud comms specialist has given Timothy Puccio the chance to make a difference as vice president of global channels and alliances. His CV includes time at HP software and Intact Technology and most recently in a similar channel role at Carbonite. “Our global channel program is a vital part of Fuze’s growth strategy. Tim will drive the continued expansion of the program and oversee the substantial investments we are making, building momentum and generating sales across our partner community,” said chief sales officer Chris Doggett.

The document and lifecycle specialist serving the legal market has made a trio of hires to strengthen its team. Brendan McMahon and Nickie Ashton have joined as technical consultants and Melissa Jobson has come on board as marketing and communications manager. “As Ascertus plans for another year of growth in 2019-20 across Europe, we are investing in further strengthening and expanding the knowledge base and skill set to provide a holistic and well-rounded service that ultimately contributes to customer success,” said Roy Russell, CEO of Ascertus “These appointments will enable us to significantly reduce lead times on projects, allowing us to deliver solutions faster without compromising on the quality of service and support.”

The firm has made a couple of senior appointments as it looks to increase the depth in its executive team. Riccardo Di Blasio and Sandra Hamilton have joined as chief revenue officer and vice president of customer success respectively. Di Blasio most recently worked at DXC Technology as global head of sales for VMware Cloud Platform Services. Hamilton joins from Puppet, where she led the customer success team.

Lee Underwood has been appointed channel manager for UK and Ireland coming in with more than two decades worth of experience under his belt. he will be the contact for distributors, carriers , ITSPs and partners across the country. "I have always appreciated Snom’s innovations, ever since their first VoIP phones. I’m already looking forward to meeting our partners, distributors and resellers face-to-face at this year’s UC EXPO," says Lee Underwood." he said.

The hyperconvered storage player has made Dirk Marichal vice president of sales for the EMEA region. His CV comes with time at Avi Networks, Nutanix and Infoblox. “Cohesity’s growth in EMEA has been amazing so far, but there is much more that can be done. I feel like we have so much potential and we need to quickly address this and engage our channel more. The company has an excellent vision, the right executive team, and great investors, and that underlines how transformative the company is proving to be in the industry," said Marichal.

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