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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Moves at a fairly senior level seemed to be the trend over the past week with firms looking to kick on in 2020 with some fresh talent

Another busy week with some changes across the industry. The last few days included some movement at the top at a few companies as they looked for some fresh blood to drive the business forward.



The channel player has appointed Liz Greenwood as UK IT director with responsibility to continue to look after the performance of the firm's UK technology function.  One of the main things will be to set out the future SAP roadmap and how it will be used across the business.  “I am delighted to welcome Liz to lead our UK IT team. She has over twenty years’ experience of delivering global digital transformations and significant cultural change across IT and business functions in a variety of industry sectors,” said Richard Hinds UK&I chief operating officer at Exertis. “We are in the midst of a large-scale infrastructure deployment in addition to a number of key projects to support our people across several remote offices across the country, so Liz’s appointment is timely.”


The cloud comms player has made a trio of hires appointing Marge Breya as executive vice president and CMO, Samuel Wilson as chief customer officer and managing director of EMEA and finally Homero Salinas becomes global vice president and head of commercial sales. Breya has a career that spans mpore than two decades with roles at Informatica, SAP, Hewlett-Packard Company, BEA Systems, and Business Objects. Wilson has been promoted from a previous role as senior vice president for the global small business and US mid-market sales. Salinas is also a promotion, noving from general manager of global CCaaS. "Marge, Sam and Homero’s leadership will help us to further accelerate the business and capture the hearts, minds and wallets of partners, customers and prospects worldwide," said Vik Verma, CEO of 8x8.



The automated documentation provider for MSPs has made a couple of changes with Josh Tabin becoming the full-time CFO, Casey Higgins joining as director of worldwide channel and alliances. At the same time Paul Chisholm will join the board. “Our previous experience working with Josh, Casey, and Paul made them the obvious choice for all roles,” said Joe Alapat, Founder and CEO at Liongard. “When we work with MSPs, we focus on providing the automation and documentation solutions they need to scale profitably. These new team members each have the right know-how to help our partners achieve their revenue growth potential. We couldn’t be happier to have them on board.”



There have been changes at the top at the security player with Peter Leav becoming the CEO with the former incumbent Chris Young joining McAfee's private equity backer TPG Capital. Leav most recently served as President, CEO and a board member of BMC Software and prior to that was president and CEO of Ploycom. “Peter has exactly the right mix of experience and expertise to lead McAfee in its next phase of growth,” said Jon Winkelried, Co-CEO of TPG and Chairman of McAfee. “Building on the significant progress McAfee has made over the last three years, Leav’s experience successfully scaling enterprise technology businesses, along with his strong innovation track record, will help push McAfee further in its mission to create a safer, more secure cybersphere.”

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