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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

It’s been another busy week in the personnel departments across the industry

Another week with some senior moves and vendors keen to get some channel experience on board to drive growth with partners.


The managed services provider (MSP) has appointed a fresh CEO in the form of Luca Pepere, who will take up the role from 1 May. He has already become chairman of the company and will shortly step into the shoes that will shortly be left by former CEO Anders Reeves, who will be joining his own cyber security startup.

“I’ve admired the work Conosco does for a long time. The team’s passion for creating outstanding client experiences strongly aligns with my own vision. I am joining at an exciting time with many businesses undergoing digital transformation, and we remain focused on creating technology solutions that deliver ever-increasing value for our clients, allowing them to maximise the benefits of their IT investments and giving them a competitive edge,” said Pepere.


The private cloud, hybrid and multicloud player has appointed Andrew Gill as channel director for Western Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa (WEURSSA) at Nuitanix. He joins from his position as director of partner ecosystems at IBM. 

“The powerful combination of Nutanix’s unsurpassed multi-cloud approach and its clear commitment to driving true business value for customers and partners alike make it a highly desirable organisation to join,” said Gill.


The data protection and management player has made a senior channel appointment with Robert Brower becoming leader for global partner and alliances. He has a CV that includes a decent chunk of time at Commvault.

“Channel partners and the expertise they bring are important resources for organisations struggling to meet changing needs and accelerating digital transformation initiatives,” said Chris White, chief revenue officer at Druva.

“Data protection is an ideal use case for the cloud, and our channel programme is only accelerating as partners expand their cloud expertise and range of cloud-based offerings.”


The firm has appointed Andy Bannister as global head of sales, with a brief to develop relationships with existing partners as well as reaching out to new service providers across the globe. His CV includes time at Atos, Mitel and Cisco BroadSoft.

“We’ve known Andy since his time at Mitel where he was instrumental in helping us to secure our ongoing partnership and the delivery of our business analytics across Mitel’s UCaaS portfolio. Andy will be a great asset to the business, driving new relationships, taking new products to market and strengthening our strategic focus to build on the foundations we have in place today,” said Tony Martino, CEO of Tollring.


The cloud contact centre player has made a series of hires to support its growth – Anthony Barbone has been appointed as the firm’s first chief revenue officer, Kieran King has been appointed chief customer officer, and Marco Costa has been appointed international chief operating officer.

“We have aggressive growth plans in 2021, and reaching our goals requires a fearless, exceptionally talented and deeply experienced executive team. It is an honor to welcome Tony, Marco and Kieran as Talkdesk senior executive leadership,” said Tiago Paiva, CEO of Talkdesk.

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