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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another busy week in the industry and time for the channel to get familiar with a few fresh names

Another few busy days on the channel personnel front. A few new names for resellers to add to their contact books across different parts of the industry. 


The comms player has appointed Mary T. McDowell as president and CEO. She has a strong track record in the comms space and most recently was CEO and board member for Polycom. Prior to that she had senior roles at Nokia, Compaq and HP.  Her arrival marks the end of almost a decade of leadership from Rich McBee, who has departed the firm. Mitel has a storied history of innovation, a trusted brand and a unique ability to meet customers wherever they are on their path to the cloud,” said McDowell. “I’m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead and eager to work closely with Mitel’s experienced team and network of partners to continue delivering solutions that make communications and collaboration more seamless for our customers.” 


Technological Innovations Group (TIG)   

The AV player has continued to beef up its global management with Renaat De Wilde coming on board as regional director Middle East. He comes on board with more than two decades worth of experience having worked in the industry in Europe. China, US and Australia. “The AV world is at the crossroads of the evolution into an IT centric business, which will offer tremendous opportunities for our markets in the future," he said. 



The cloud and managed service specialist has turned to former Avaya boss Ioan MacRae to take over as CEO from next week.  “Maintel has a great reputation, an enviable customer base and a genuinely market-leading proposition with its ICON suite of cloud and managed services. Having worked with Maintel for many years as a strategic business partner, I am thrilled to be joining such a talented team, and to have the privilege of leading the next stage of the company’s journey,” he said. 



Paolo Masselli has joined as CEO for its UK and Ireland business. He has been given the nod after serving as the firm’s Chief Go-To-Market Practices Officer.  Jason Goodall, Global CEO for NTT, said: “With the UK being one of the world’s largest technology markets, and our new global headquarters for NTT being established in London, we require transformational leaders to take us into our new era. Paolo’s deep industry expertise and extensive leadership experience make him the perfect fit to lead the company in the UK&I”. 


TIBCO Software 

The firm has given Fred Studer the chance to make an impression as its chief marketing officer. he comes with more than 25 years' worth of marketing experience and was previously chief marketing officer of FinancialForce,  "TIBCO is committed to helping our customers turn their data into innovation and impact, so they can help their customers make faster, smarter decisions. Fred is a creative disruptor and innovator who markets through the customer rather than to the customer," said Dan Streetman, chief executive officer, TIBCO. “We’re confident Fred’s energy, experience, and expertise will help tell the powerful stories of our customers’ innovation and success." 







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