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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

The job moves keep coming as firms reach out for talent to help support growth ambitions

Another week with various moves across the industry, with a few promotions as well as some veterans getting the chance to make an impact in a fresh role.


The managed workplace player has turned to Marion Brooks, its chief people officer, to become part of its executive leadership team. She will take a strategic HR lead on the executive leadership team, leading the people and culture function to drive the organisational culture by cultivating and championing it to create an environment that fosters integrity, diversity, inclusivity, agility, wellness and open communication.

“Marion has made a significant impact since joining Apogee. In her role leading the people and culture team, she has been instrumental in connecting Apogee to its employees, helping us to develop and care for our employees, and helping those employees with their personal and career development,” said Aurelio Maruggi, CEO at Apogee.


The cyber security player has turned to Neill Burton, who has bundles of industry experience, to become its vice-president of channels and alliances for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) at Proofpoint. His CV includes spells at BMC Software, Hitachi Data Systems, F5 and Computacenter.

“Partners play a critical role as trusted advisers in helping customers define and implement their security strategies. My role is to help facilitate their contributions within the framework of people-centric offerings that best address the threats shaping the current cybersecurity landscape,” he said. 


The identity security player has made a couple of changes, with Colleen Healy becoming its new chief financial officer (CFO), and Meredith Blancher as its chief customer officer (CCO).

Healy comes with almost three decades of experience, and has held various roles at Microsoft including general manager of the US industry for financial services and head of investor relations. 

Blancher steps into her latest role after seven months with the firm, with a brief to oversee the professional services team at SailPoint.

“SailPoint is well-known as the leader in identity security. I’m thrilled to be joining at a time when identity security has become so broadly recognised as the foundation for securing the modern enterprise,” said Healy.


The Asian artificial intelligence (AI) specialist has indicated it has serious ambitions to expand in EMEA and has hired a staff that should make a difference and lead consulting teams in UK, Spain, Portugal, and covering the DACH region. 

RJ Hasan, will be handling UK sales, with a CV that includes time at Microsoft and IBM, with a recent spell at risk and compliance AI firm AppZen. The firm has also appointed someone to run DACH and Europe South. 

“Laiye is making waves. We’re delighted to welcome aboard highly experienced talent from our European competitors, as we supercharge our EMEA operations. These new hires will catalyse Laiye’s mission to reinvent digital business transformation across Europe,” said Neil Parker, head of EMEA sales at Laiye

“With the latest Laiye AI-driven tech in their hands, this ‘A-team’ will help European businesses leverage chatbot and automation capabilities throughout the enterprise to reach their optimal potential,” he added. 

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