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Ellis joins Exclusive to drive services

Distribution veteran David Ellis has joined Exclusive Group with a brief to develop the channel player's services

Exclusive Group has enjoyed several years of growth as it expands its vendor portfolio, moves into fresh territories and has now made a major appointment to support its development of services.

The distributor has brought David Ellis on board in the role of group director, global services, with a brief to develop services that support its partners.

Ellis has a CV that includes time most recently at Arrow ECS but his career also involves developing cloud platforms for the channel and spending plenty of time considering just what will be involved in helping the channel sell next generation datacentres.

Barrie Desmond, COO of the Exclusive Group, said that it had been consistently investing for growth and it had managed to secure the services of someone, "with a fantastic track record".

Desmond added that in many ways Ellis would be in a pisition to write his own story at Exclusive and develop services that would offer value for those resellers looking to get involved with the cloud and managed services.

"Increasingly we’re seeing more and more global deals and our ability to support these will add even more value to both our vendor and channel partners alike. Global services are a key part of our growth strategy over the next 3 – 5 years," he added.

Ellis said that he had been watching the progress of Exclusive and felt that it had a solid approach to the market and when the opportunity came along the chance to make the move appealed.

"Building new things and developing new applications and working with the channel really excite me and I like to do new things," he said.

"There is already a strong portfolio of services that Exclusive has and I want to help partners grasp that opportunity," he added that particularly in security and storage there were chances to disrupt the market with further services.

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