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The past few working days have seen some fresh appointments and announcements of hires that should have a positive impact on various firm’s channel operations. Experience has again been in high demand as firms across the industry look to get the right expertise on board to fuel growth plans.
The network service provider has rolled out the red carpet for Tom Bennett, who becomes its chief technology officer (CTO). He will be leading a team of more than 50 engineers and operations specialists responsible for delivering indoor and outdoor mobile connectivity in environments ranging from railway stations to stadiums and high rises to hospitals. He joins the firm from EE, where he has spent more than 10 years, most recently as director of partnerships and innovations.
“Not only does he have the deep engineering and network architecture expertise the role requires, but he excels at creating collaborative partnerships. Freshwave delivers and manages some of the most challenging wireless environments in the UK, and under Tom’s leadership I know we’re going to stay at the cutting edge of our industry,” said Simon Frumkin, CEO of Freshwave.
The security player has appointed Kirt Jorgenson as vice-president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) channel sales, giving him a chance to make a difference in a senior role. He has been with the business for six years to lead the partner marketing team, and has now been given a chance to work even more closely with partners across EMEA.
“Our experienced and loyal network of partners are invaluable to Imperva and under Kirt’s leadership, we will continue to help them grow their businesses and take advantage of the market opportunity we all have,” says Spencer Young, regional vice-president of EMEA at Imperva.
“Our partners will benefit from Kirt’s deep understanding of the Imperva business globally and the strong relationships he already has with the EMEA channel community.”
The managed services provider (MSP) specialist has invited Ann Johnson to become a member of the board of directors and has established a cyber security committee of the board. Johnson serves as the corporate vice-president of security, compliance, identity and management business development for Microsoft.
“I was attracted to N-able because of how they approach technology, as an innovation ecosystem that is constantly challenging themselves and their customers to go further,” stated Ann. “I’m honoured to be joining such a respected group of fellow directors, and I thank John Pagliuca and the board for the opportunity.”
From 6 December, Dominick Delfino will become chief revenue officer at the mutlicloud player. In that role, he will have responsibility for leading the worldwide sales organisation including sales engineering, sales operations, inside sales, OEM sales, and channel sales.
He was most recently in a similar position at Pure Storage and has a career that spans more than two decades packed full of relevant experience.
“I have long admired Nutanix for its industry-defining technology, strong customer-centric culture, and large market opportunity,” said Delfino. “I’m excited to join this talented team to deliver exceptional customer satisfaction and drive revenue growth.”