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Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

The hunt for talent across the industry continues, with a number of channel-facing executives starting fresh roles

The summer continues to gather pace and the senior moves across the industry also keep coming as firms reach out for expertise to help deliver growth ambitions. If there is a loose theme, it is probably around cloud and managed services but, as always, there are a variety of moves.

Google Cloud

The public cloud player has turned to former SAP staffer Adaire Fox-Martin to become EMEA cloud president at Google Cloud. Fox-Martin was recently executive board member and president of global sales, services, and customer engagement at SAP, and before that held various leadership roles at Oracle. In her latest role, she will be responsible for strengthening the go-to-market strategy and supporting customers’ digital transformation journeys.

Armor Cloud Security

The firm is looking to bolster its managed service provider base with the appointment of Bryan Hauptman as chief revenue officer (CRO). His CV includes time most recently as CRO of ThreatConnect and he also spent a period as senior vice-president of global sales at Datto. “Bryan’s credentials and reputation as an influential leader are nothing short of impressive,” said Mark Woodward, CEO at Armor. “This, combined with Armor’s ability to simplify the complexities of cloud security and compliance, will position us to be the ‘engine’ that empowers MSPs to capitalise on accelerating market demand. We have a solid foundation, and with Bryan leading our go-to-market motion, we are confident we will continue to excel.” 


The IT specialist has hired Steve Nicholls as its new commercial director at a time when the business is enjoying some momentum with its recent listing on the Crown Commercial Services Technology Services 3 framework and following its major SoC investment to increase support for public sector customers. Nicholls’ appointment is part of a wider effort by the firm to bring more talent on board.

“Public sector has always been a major area for us and Steve joining the team, along with our acceptance within the Crown Commercial Services framework, is a new focus that recognises that the public sector needs better value for money from IT – and especially within cyber security,” said Ashok Thomas, CEO at NetUtils. “We are a highly focused and agile supplier that has built our business organically by delivering tangible results for our customers and our ongoing investment will help us to address the needs of a larger public sector client community.”

Artificial Solutions

The conversational artificial intelligence player has rolled out the red carpet for Paloma Ramirez Diaz-Monis, who will be joining as chief people officer. At the same time, the firm has elected Vesna Lindkvist, chief product officer and CTO at Kirva, to its board of directors.

Artificial Solutions CEO Per Ottosson said: “We believe that a more diverse workforce ,with more women at the top, will reinforce our inclusive culture and make Artificial Solutions an even better company. We know that improving gender balance impacts bottom-line results, leading to better decisions, stronger innovation and higher employee satisfaction.” 

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