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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

The regular catch-up on personnel moves highlights quite a few senior changes

A number of senior appointments have been struck in the past working week, with firms looking for experienced senior leadership to guide them forward. In some cases, multiple fresh faces have been drafted in as businesses aim to make 2022 one for growth.


The cyber security player has made a raft of senior appoints, including CEO, CTO, chief revenue officer/chief marketing officer (CRO/MO), and vice-president of worldwide sales. The people filling those shoes are Eric Simmons, CEO; Val Silva, CTO; Pete Nourse, CRO/MO; and Chris Gilkes, vice-president of worldwide sales.

“Ransomware has come a long way since its emergence, and it now attacks data backups which had previously been the last line of defence,” said Simmons, CEO of Asigra.

“With a highly skilled team of senior executives and software engineers wielding the most secure backup platform on the market, we are pleased to embark on this new journey as we advance our technological excellence and global presence.”


The digitial workplace specialist has decided that Rachel Chesters is the right person to step into the role of director of marketing and demand generation. She was most recently marketing and communications director for the Growth Company.

“There are phenomenal opportunities for us to expand and build on what is a solid foundation. I look forward to working with this dedicated, talented team to lead a demand generation and brand strategy that propels CloudM to the next level,” she said.


The as-a-service specialist has appointed Andy Duffen as financial director, and promoted Gareth Morton to operations director. Duffen comes with plenty of experience, including as vice-president of finance at eServGlobal and four years as the finance director for the UK at Qlik. Morton has been with IntraLAN since September 2019, joining as a senior systems engineer. Last July, he was appointed as a technical delivery manager.

Andy Horn, CEO of IntraLAN, said: “Andy and Gareth add over 40 years of experience to IntraLAN’s senior leadership, which is incredibly exciting for us as we enter the next phase of our company’s growth. It’s a thrilling time for the sector in the evolving technology market, particularly as IntraLAN cements its reputation as a valuable business partner supporting companies shifting to a new era of IT management and hybrid working models.” 


The HR technology specialist, with expertise around Oracle HCM and ERP, has indicated it is planning to expend its headcount by 27%, after it saw demand rise and won more new clients. 

Symatrix managing director Chris Brooks said that the recruitment of more staff with an expansion into India, would support its ambitions: “Over the past 18 months, we have successfully delivered numerous projects, 100% remotely, often working with people from across the globe. Expanding our footprint still further and opening our new Indian operation is a natural evolution of this process and gives us the opportunity to augment the UK team with experienced Indian consultants with high levels of Oracle skills.”


The data motion platform player has rolled out the red carpet for Richard Timperlake, who becomes senior vice-president of EMEA sales. He has a CV that includes spells at Splunk, Siebel and SAS and, most recently, senior vice-president of EMEA at Alteryx.

Confluent is a category creating company that has set the industry standard in how brands use real-time data. I look forward to working with this talented team and culture to build on its success as we make the use of streaming data a competitive advantage for organisations throughout EMEA ,” he said.

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