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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another busy week across the industry, with several high-profile positions getting filled

If there is a loose theme this week in the personnel moves that happened across the industry, it is in the number of senior positions being filled, with businesses deciding that now is the moment to galvanise behind a fresh CEO.


The timing solutions provider revealed that Tim Richards is making the transition from COO to CEO, having joined Hoptroff four years ago. Former CEO Simon Kenny is moving into the role of chief strategy officer.

Founder and CTO of Hoptroff Richard Hoptroff said: “Simon has had great success in the CEO role across his tenure, and I would like to thank him for his contribution and leadership over the past 5 years. I would also like to welcome him into his new role of chief strategy officer.

“Tim has been with Hoptroff for a number of years and has contributed greatly to the development of Hoptroff’s strategy as we have grown. As we move towards a future where time will become central to everyone’s lives, from the phones we use to the cars we drive, Tim’s experience will prove even more valuable when looking to grow the business.”


The data solutions and analytics provider has announced that Andy Leach has joined the company as director of strategic partnerships. He is going to be busy establishing and implementing a partner programme for onboarding and nurturing its growing technology and academic partners. Leach was previously director of solution architecture and enterprise data at Virgin Media.

“My role, though focused on creating and building quality technology and academic partnerships, will also provide numerous challenging project and career opportunities for Intuita’s diverse employee talent base. I’m delighted to be working with Intuita at this exciting time,” he said. 


The security player has given Mark Osmond the chance to make an impact as its new vice-president of worldwide channels and alliances. He joins the vendor from Veeam Software, where he most recently served as director of the global cloud and service provider programme. Osmond has more than two decades of channel leadership under his belt, and will be tasked with nurturing and growing the partner base.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark to the team and to tap into his unique experiences and invaluable relationships to support our growing team,” said Checkmarx chief revenue officer, Roman Tuma.

“Our partners play a vital role in ensuring that organisations across the globe are able to combat growing and changing threats, and we’re confident that Mark brings the necessary experience and drive to bolster Checkmarx’s existing channel ecosystem.”


The cloud security player has appointed Patrick Dennis as CEO following Arif Kareem’s decision to retire. Dennis comes with more than two decades worth of experience, including time at firms in CEO roles at Guidance Software and Alvaria.

“While cyber security technologies have evolved over the past decade, they have not kept up with the speed and impact of modern threats like double-extortion ransomware and software supply chain attacks,” said Dennis.

“A new layer of defence is required to stop attackers that have infiltrated the enterprise. ExtraHop has pioneered an approach that provides universal visibility, understands attacker behaviour and stops post-compromise activity before it can lead to a damaging breach. ExtraHop’s innovation, team and culture are second to none, and I’m excited to lead this next stage of growth for the company.”   

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