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Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

Another busy few days across the IT world with some fresh names for partners to add to their contacts book

It has been another week of changes across the industry, with some executives being given additional responsibilities and others getting a chance for a fresh challenge with a different employer.

Extreme Networks

The firm has created a corporate social responsibility council and that has sparked a couple of hires. The idea of the council is to help Extreme with initiatives in the areas of corporate social responsibility, which includes diversity and inclusion goals, environmental matters and philanthropic initiatives. Kate Motiey will be the vendor’s first chief sustainability officer, in addition to her role as chief administrative officer. She has been with the firm for five years and been overseeing corporate governance and mergers and acquisitions. Also getting a chance to add to her role as chief of staff/office to the CEO is Kimberley Basnight, who also becomes Extreme’s head of diversity and inclusion.

J700

The east Lancashire-based IT specialist has appointed Andrew Wilson as a business development manager to help support its growth ambitions. His CV stretches back 16 years and includes time in SEO and internet marketing. “My role with J700 Group is to build a new pipeline of business,” said Wilson. “They’ve had a steady stream of regular new business organically or via recommendations and referrals, but are now looking to proactively push for further growth. I’ll be concentrating on developing a sales team and spreading the word about the fantastic range of IT, cloud computing and web services that J700 Group can offer to businesses.”

Uberall

The firm behind the “Near Me” brand experience marketing solutions has turned to a former Microsoft staffer, André Czerny, to become its senior vice-president, customer success. His role will see him working with partners to help the firm’s growth ambitions. Czerny has worked in Microsoft’s customer success unit and has also had a spell at Salesforce, giving him good software-as-a-service (SaaS) credentials. “Building a trusted, sustainable business relationship with customers and partners is central to Uberall’s continued success,” he said. “My aim is to integrate business partners as well as customers into the customer success framework, so that we can sustain and expand Uberall’s market-leading position.”

Ondot Systems

The digital card services platform is looking to expand internationally and aims to increase the number of relationships it has with technology providers across EMEA. To help that happen, the firm has made a couple of key hires, with Sunil Gossain being given the chance to make an impact running the European sales team, building on two decades of experience with leadership roles with solution providers, financial services and consulting agencies. Also joining is George Kelsey, a technology executive with four decades of experience and knowledge in established global financial services, fintech startups and technology innovation. He will be working with technology providers across EMEA. 

“Financial services and payments are always in a state of flux, but this is especially true in the current context,” said Gossain “Ondot’s platform allows card issuers to create digital experiences for the whole card lifecycle, driving self-service and increasing the profitability of the portfolio. These same experiences allow the card to be configured to individual preferences and offer control and deep insight on spend to the cardholder, much needed in a post-Covid context when household budgets are likely to be squeezed.”

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