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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another busy few days in the IT world with some more appointments being made across the industry

Some fresh names for the channel to get to grips with this week as more executive's shuffle around the industry. 

 Cloud Industry Forum     

Following the sad and untimely death of the Cloud Industry Forum Chair, Dr Richard Sykes the decision has been made to let the deputy chair of the last three years, David Terrar, step in to the role. He has an impressive CV and has spoken at many of the large cloud computing events. “I am passionate about the shift to cloud computing, mobile devices and social media, and how these technologies can be deployed to transform business and the way these trends are changing the world of work.  It is an honour to pick up the Chair role from Richard who will be sadly missed," he said. 


The firm has turned to industry veteran Jim Kruger as its choice as chief marketing officer. He has been promoted from the senior vice president of product & solutions marketing, which he has held for the last few years. His last role as in the same position at Intermedia and he has also spent 16 years at Polycom in a variety of roles. “As we look to the future, in what is a highly competitive market, we need to innovate across every area of the company to meet evolving customer demands. I know that under Jim’s leadership, Veeam’s already industry-leading marketing organization will go from strength to strength.” 



The fibre infrastructure player has appointed Andy Wilson as its head of wholesale, with a brief to spearhead channel development activities. He has a couple of decades worth of experience in the channel, previously holding senior positions within Virgin Media Business and DWS, moving to CityFibre from Node4 where he was Director of Channel Sales. “The wholesale channel’s adoption of full fibre is integral to successfully delivering our full fibre vision for the UK. Over the coming years, every business in the country, right down to the smallest of SMEs, will shift to a new generation of networks in order to enjoy the transformative benefits of full fibre," said George Wareing, sales director, CityFibre.  


The audio visual player has been expanding its operations and has added Chris Henderson as regional sales manager for the residential market in the UK. As well as an IT degree he comes with expert experience having previously worked as a technical support engineer for Crestron. “I am hugely looking forward to getting stuck into this new role. I aim to bring enthusiasm and passion, and I’m especially looking forward to speaking directly with end users,” he said.  


The event streaming platform player has appointed Erica Schultz as president of field operations. Her most recent role was enjoying a spell as chief revenue officer at New Relic and there is also a 16 year stint at Oracle on the CV. “DevOps, IT and business leadership teams recognize that in order to run a modern business, applications need quick, reliable and scalable access to event-driven, real-time data," she said. 

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