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Channel roundup; Who's gone where?

Another busy few days with some of the great and the good in the industry getting a chance to make a fresh impression in senior roles

Some familiar names moving in the channel this week along with some fresh attempts by a couple of vendors to shake things up with some new roles.



Having revamped the printer player’s channel programme and delivered decent growth Darren Phelps has been rewarded with a chance to make a difference as vice president of business sales in Europe.  Prior to joining Epson in 2016 Phelps enjoyed a spell as channel director at Lenovo UK. “Our 100% commitment to the channel and simplified sales model, along with the cost-saving and environmental benefits of our technologies make us a reliable partner for the channel, able to add value and offer support. My aim is to further strengthen these relationships, to drive growth for both us and our partners,” said Phelps.



MSP veteran Max Pruger has joined the MSP specialist to head up its compliance unit. He comes with more than 13 years’ experience in the managed services industry. He returns to Kaseya, where he previously spent nine years leading Kaseya’s strategic accounts, after a three year stint as an executive at MSP-facing software provider, CloudJumper.  “I’m thrilled to return to Kaseya in my new role at such an exciting time in the market. Compliance is a critical issue that presents a significant opportunity for MSPs and has a great impact on their SMB clients,” said Pruger, svp and general manager of compliance, Kaseya. “It’s a privilege to once again be a part of the Kaseya family and to directly impact the growth and success of our MSPs.”


MyPeople Group   

The provider of cloud-based relationship and performance analytics solutions, has announced the appointment of Wendy Kilgannon as sales manager.  She is taking up a new role with responsiblity for developing sales strategies, managing relationships with clients and building a network of strategic partners across the UK. She joins from SABA and has more than 13 years worth of experience in sales and customer management.  “Wendy’s extensive experience of data analytics in the workplace will be invaluable in helping us to further develop and grow our business throughout the UK.  She will help us meet the increasing demand for relationship analytics solutions that help organisations to drive high performance business cultures,” said Christian Hughes, CEO of MyPeople Group.



The  cloud provider has appointed Paul Duvall as the its chief  AWS Evangelist. He is a founder of Mphasis Stelligent, a company focused exclusively on DevOps automation on AWS that has been going for ten years. Mphasis acquired Stelligent in late 2018 and Duvall took on the role of Chief Technology Officer for the newly formed Mphasis Stelligent business unit. In his new role, he will be responsible for sharing the cloud and AWS expertise across the broader Mphasis organisation.  “Sharing our expertise has been a foundational part of the culture at Stelligent,” said Duvall. “By educating our customers on best practices and industry knowledge, we make them more self-sufficient, and more successful as a result. My new role at Mphasis expands on that same principle, amplifying and magnifying our expertise across the broader Mphasis organization. As a result, we’ll be able to help a much larger segment of customers accelerate their cloud-based development and digital transformation efforts.”



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