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Another week of personnel movement across the industry as firms seek the expertise that will help drive growth
Personnel movement across the industry continues, with a few selected appointments catching the eye over the past seven days. As is often the case, the motivation behind these latest hires is to get access to the intelligence and expertise that will help drive growth.
The data management specialist has appointed Jonathan Bowl as AVP and general manager, UK, Ireland & Nordics, with immediate effect. He joins after a recent spell as vice-president and general manager, big data analytics and IoT, at Hitachi Vantara. “Jonathan’s experience prior to joining Commvault gives him incredibly valuable knowledge and expertise,” said Marco Fanizzi, VP sales EMEA at Commvault. “All of the regions under Jonathan’s remit represent huge opportunities to expand our market share, and we’re excited to have Jonathan on board to drive growth and those of our partners.
“I am confident Jonathan’s commitment to collaboration, and an enthusiasm to look for new ways to solve our customers’ new challenges, will be a key factor in driving our EMEA business growth going forward.”
Technological Innovations Group (TIG)
The integrated AV, UC, IT and control solutions for residential and commercial smart spaces supplier has made a few appointments as it adds more strength to its EMEA operations. Daniel Sanderson becomes business development manager for UK Residential, Jerôme Grimminck becomes sales engineer for the DACH region and Svein-Erik Torgersen regional sales manager in the Nordics region. Sanderson has experience with building services installation specialists, and has worked with design and architecture firms.
“We are thrilled to welcome Daniel, Svein and Jerôme to the TIG family, and their wealth of experience in the sector will serve as a huge benefit to assist consultants, integrators, specifiers and end-users in creating bespoke, secure and future-proof smart spaces in any environment,” said TIG CEO Robin van Meeuwen.
The specialist in resilient datacentre services to London enterprise organisations has given Mark Saunders the chance to make an impression in the role of sales director at IP House. He comes with a CV that not only includes 20-plus years in the industry, but time spent at the likes of Cisco and HP, with specific focus on the partner community.
Saunders said: “Working alongside the sales team and leadership personnel, I believe we must continue to prioritise exceptional service to customers and focus our efforts on building new relationships with a growing MSP and ISP partner base, demonstrating the considerable value that IP House brings to the London datacentre market.”
Former Brocade CFO Dan Fairfax has joined the storage player’s board of advisers. He comes with more than two and a half decades of experience and currently serves on the board of directors at Super Micro Computer, Saama Technologies and Energous. “I am extremely pleased to welcome someone of Dan’s calibre to the team,” said Mihir Shah, CEO at StorCentric.
“His business acumen, particularly his finance background, will be instrumental as we accelerate our growth strategy with both product innovation and acquisitions.”