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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?
UK resellers striking out for the US, board appointments at a couple of security players and a channel specialist at an AI player feature in this week's roundup
Whether it be to establish a presence in the US or to gain more insight and expertise into the market, talented people are always in demand in the channel. The past few days have seen a few hires worth noting.
The firm intY has been busy hiring staff to join its first foray into the US with an operation in the state of Nebraska, with UK staff getting the chance to go for the American jobs that are opening up.
This is a big move for the Bristol-based channel player, and intY CEO Craig Joseph said that it had decided that the time was right to make the move over the Atlantic.
“We have identified a growing requirement for our services in North America in recent months and are delighted to not only be at the point where we need to expand our operations, but also offer our UK team a unique opportunity to experience life in the US for themselves,” he said.
“Having a dedicated base in Nebraska will enable us to be much more collaborative and give us greater capacity to work with customers more closely.”
Manchester-based security specialist VST Enterprises has turned to former Merrill Lynch banker and chairman of UK Finance Robert Wigley to join its board as chairman.
Wigley will be working alongside the VST Enterprises CEO and founder Louis-James Davis developing the business with large enterprises and the public sector.
“We are excited and honoured to have Robert ‘Bob’ Wigley as chairman of VST Enterprises. Bob brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and many years of experience in the financial services and business sectors. He is a highly respected entrepreneur, business adviser and veteran of the city,” said Davis.
Security player Secarma has decided it is time to strengthen the board. Secarma has turned to a former military communications expert Holly Williams to become technical director.
After a five-year spell with the military, she completed an MSc in Information Security and Privacy, and has worked in penetration testing for six years.
“It’s a hugely exciting time to take up this role at Secarma,” said Williams. “We are growing significantly and developing our product portfolio, collaborating with UKFast to support their customers. Criminals don’t clock off at 5pm, so we’re developing services that support our clients around the clock.”
Artificial intelligence player Moogsoft has appointed Andrew Morris as vice-president of sales for EMEA. He comes with more than two decades of experience in the technology sector covering sales, business development, partners and channel. He previously directed channel sales at Splunk.
“Companies of all sizes are focusing on digital transformation initiatives to provide high-quality services continuously and consistently to their customers and transform their users’ experiences,” said Morris.
“With an impressive set of marquee accounts in the EMEA region, Moogsoft is undoubtedly the most well-known AIOps platform proactively advancing incident and event management to help IT teams at small and large enterprises fix problems faster through increased collaboration and operator efficiency.”
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