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Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

Another busy week across the channel, with some boardrooms opening the door to some fresh expertise

As lockdown starts easing, there might be a chance that some of those given recent appointments will be able to greet their new colleagues, at a distance, in person. There have been quite a few senior executives making moves in the past week.

Exertis International   

The channel player has announced that Clive Fitzharris has become the managing director of Exertis International. He has been head of group strategy and development for Exertis parent DCC since 2017 and also a board member of DCC Technology.  Fitzharris joined DCC in 2009 as head of development for its Energy Division. In his latest role, he will lead the global ambitions of Exertis. 

At the same time, the firm has announced that Denis Tobin has been appointed finance director, Exertis International, having previously been finance director for Exertis | Pro AV (Americas) and Exertis | Mobile Living.

“I am delighted to announce these key appointments across our international business,” said Tim Griffin, managing director, DCC Technology and Exertis Group. “Despite the challenging times we are navigating at present, they reflect the evolution of our business as we continue to increase our global presence.”


The low-code app development player has announced that Kara Wilson, strategic adviser for KKR within the technology practice, has joined its board of directors. Wilson has a CV that spans 25 years and has experience guiding the strategy for a number of firms, and is currently a strategic adviser for KKR and sits on the boards of Paychex, Epicor, Jitterbit, KnowBe4, Corel, and now OutSystems.

“The cycle of disruption resulting from the current environment is fundamentally shifting paradigms around how organisations develop and deliver applications,” said Kara Wilson. “OutSystems is playing a critical role in this era of digital transformation, and I look forward to working with Paulo and his leadership team to continue to help accelerate the company’s next phase of growth as we democratise application development.


The identity platform player has announced that Jennifer Ceran has joined its board of directors. Ceran has more than three decades of technology and SaaS industry experience and will serve as an integral member as Auth0 continues its growth strategy.

“The opportunity to serve on Auth0’s board represents a highlight in my career and one that I am very excited to dive into,” she said. “Auth0’s success and future potential are undeniable.”


The network visibility and analytics specialist has given Dave Woodcock the chance to make a difference as VP EMEA. Before joining Gigamon, Woodcock served as SVP worldwide sales at Imperva and has a CV that includes roles in enterprise and channel sales in EMEA, US and APJ.

“This is undoubtedly an interesting time to start a new chapter of my career, and I believe joining Gigamon, a pioneer in network visibility and security, will make for an exciting and rewarding new journey,” said Woodcock. “The business landscape is evolving in unexpected ways and our customers’ and partners’ demands are rapidly changing with it.”


Gavin Patterson, former head of BT, has continued his move through the ranks at Salesforce. Having joined the vendor last year as chair of EMEA, and then moving into a president and CEO position at Salesforce Intertnational, he has now become president and chief revenue officer.

“Gavin is an outstanding global leader and I’m delighted to welcome him as the chief revenue officer of Salesforce,” said Marc Benioff, chair and CEO, Salesforce. “Gavin’s global experience, network, and public company CEO experience uniquely position him for this critical leadership position at Salesforce.”

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