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Channel round-up: Who’s gone where?

Time to share details of some of the moves in the industry over the past week that caught the eye

More senior appointments have been made in the past seven days as firms across the industry look to get the experience they need to drive growth.

TP Link

The networking player has given Kalam Meah the chance to make an impact as its internet service provider (ISP) director for the UK and Ireland. His CV spans more than 20 years with spells at including Orange, T-Mobile and ZTE. Meah will be responsible for making sure the service provider community has access to the best possible devices at the most competitive prices.

“Welcoming Kalam on board is a huge achievement for our business. His vast experience and industry knowledge will be invaluable in what is a truly pivotal moment for the networking industry,” commented Will Liu, managing director of TP-Link UK. “Kalam will play an integral role in evolving our bespoke ISP offerings, to support us on our journey to become the leading vendor of choice for this market.”

Menlo Security

The cloud security specialist has rolled out the red carpet to welcome Devin Ertel as chief information security officer (CISO). He comes from Blackhawk Network, where he was CISO, and has a career that includes almost 20 years’ experience.

“Organisations are often under the impression that productivity or user experience must be sacrificed to achieve security, and that is simply not true anymore,” said Ertel. “I’m eager to build a security programme that not only addresses industry challenges, but also enables our customers to do the same for their respective businesses. Menlo Security provides a unique, differentiated approach to securing work for the modern business and I’m excited to be a part of the journey.”


The channel player has added more depth to its cloud and remote offering with the appointment of Jason Cowan as business director, media and entertainment. He joins from Avid and has CV that covers three decades in the industry, giving him the experience that Jigsaw24 is looking for.

“This appointment will enable us to focus on adapting to market changes and the need for remote and cloud solutions offered as a service,” said David Skeggs, strategy director at Jigsaw24. “Jason will help us leverage the overall Jigsaw24 business to strengthen our media and entertainment vertical as the market-leading solutions and services provider.”


The infrastructure player has made a double appointment to add more muscle to its datacentre and fibre offerings. Gary Bernstein has joined Simeon as its global datacentre solutions specialist and Tony Walker comes in as global fibre product marketing manager.

“As datacentres continue to grow and evolve as the foundation for today’s digital world, we are excited to build upon Simeon’s industry leadership, expert technical support and trusted quality and performance by welcoming these knowledgeable professionals to our family,” said president and CEO Henry Simeon. 


The operational excellence focused player has turned to Raphaël Chauvel to become its chief product officer. Prior to this role, Chauvel was vice-president of product management at BMC Software, managing a portfolio of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and on-premise IT service management, enterprise service management, asset management and configuration management software solutions.

“Supporting Centreon as they evolve their business model and culture for increased customer centricity, working hand in hand with a diversity of stakeholders – users, customers and partners – is a stimulating endeavour,” he said.

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