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Channel roundup: Who’s gone where?

Experience, market knowledge and the ability to help grow the business are some of the attributes that explained the choices for some personnel changes in the industry this week

We’ve had another week of executive cards being shuffled, as firms look for growth and experienced hands are given fresh opportunities to make a difference for new employers.

Zylo: The software as a service (SaaS) management player has announced that it has tempted Scott Dorsey, co-founder and former CEO and chairman of ExactTarget, which Salesforce acquired for $2.5bn in 2013, to become its executive chairman to help support the company in its next phase of growth.

“SaaS spend continues to boom and Zylo is well positioned as the early category leader to ride this SaaS management wave,” he said. “I have incredible confidence in this team, and their ability to delight our customers and deliver new innovations.”

PTG: The firm is also hoping its latest hire will help support its growth ambitions. Steve Norman has stepped into a newly created role of commercial director. He has a CV that includes time at Iomart, Stone Group, CDW and Canon.

“I’m pleased to be joining such a passionate and talented team at an exciting point in the businesses journey,” he said. “PTG’s emphasis on its people and culture has been truly refreshing. I’m looking forward to working alongside the team to make a significant contribution to its commercial objectives.”

Creative ITC: The IT and infrastructure specialist has welcomed Steve Patterson as general manager. This position means he will be responsible for all operational aspects of the company. He was most recently enterprise sales general manager at Exertis and held senior sales roles at Hammer.

“This appointment marks a new era in Creative’s growth,” said Creative Group managing director Keith Ali. “Steve is an extremely capable pair of hands with a rich industry pedigree, and I couldn’t be more pleased to have him on-board to drive the Creative ITC business forward.”

Malwarebytes changes

Malwarebytes: The vendor has given Amy Appleyard the chance to make an impact as the senior vice-president of global sales. She joins after a recent spell at VMware, where she was vice-president of sales for the commercial division of VMware Carbon Black.

In her latest role, she will partner closely with marketing and customer success to deepen the sales organisation’s focus.

“Amy’s proven track record of driving high-impact growth, industry experience and strong understanding of our opportunity in the market make her an incredible addition to our team,” said Barry Mainz, chief operating officer of Malwarebytes.

“Amy’s primary focus will be on creating an environment that fosters success by providing the necessary tools, training, support and programs to amplify our sales initiatives and serve our customers, partners and prospects.”

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