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The firing gun has been sounded on the fourth quarter, but that has not stopped firms across the industry looking to expand their executive expertise. The past couple of weeks have seen a number of appointments across the channel.
The distributor’s unified communications practice has appointed Jeremy Keefe as CEO. He will take over from Steve Harris, who after leading the company for the past 11 years will move to become executive chairman. His CV includes time at Westcon, Computacenter, Avaya, Citrix and, most recently, Poly (Formerly Polycom), where he was regional vice-president of Western Europe.
“Nuvias UC have a great culture of innovation and a dynamic strategy that has enabled them to grow strongly, year on year. I am honoured and excited to have been appointed to lead the business and work closely with Steve, Rob and the whole team as they begin their next strategic growth cycle,” he said.
The security player is bringing in Kevin Isaac as its latest senior vice-president for sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He has recently been at Forcepoint in a chief revenue officer role and has more than 25 years of experience in the cyber security industry.
“I have been closely following Sophos’ incredible success over the past eight years and have been inspired by the clear vision, fit-for-purpose technology and unbeatable channel programme, and I can’t wait to be a part of this incredible success story,” he said.
The cloud services player has given Simon Crawley-Trice the chance to make an impact as its managing director – practice group. He joins from Rackspace, where he was vice-president, global solutions and services, EMEA.
“As a client-led company, we are hyper-aware of how our solutions need to align with our clients’ commercial and operational priorities. Now, more than ever, this means delivering integrated solutions that drive tangible business outcomes. I believe we’re already great at doing this, but Simon’s experience will really take us to the next level,” said Six Degrees CEO David Howson.
The datacentre player has appointed Dan Hyner as finance director to support its growth ambitions. He has a CV that includes time gaining experience in the construction and multinational professional services sectors.
Stephen Whatling, managing director of Keysource, said: “I have long respected Dan’s work ethic and hold him in the highest regard for the quality of his work and his technical knowledge. He has a good understanding of what we do here and will be a real asset to our team.”
The HR player has appointed former IBM and Oracle executive Charles Courquin as sales director to fuel the expansion of its consulting, managed services and outsourcing services.
“Symatrix has been extremely successful in building out existing business and winning new contracts. I see great opportunities to build on that and escalate growth still further across our key service areas of consulting, managed services and outsourcing,” he said. “My background and experience in technology and application sales as well as in running major transformation programmes, especially in public sector, are ideally suited to this role.”