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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another five working days has included plenty of announcements at all levels of the channel of personnel changes

Human resource departments in the channel are rarely quiet places and as another week comes to an end in the channel it is a moment of beginning for some as they start a fresh chapter in their careers.

Software Asset Management specialist has recruited former Dimension Data UK & Ireland sales director Richard Lockey to come on board as UK managing director. The appointment comes at a time when more customers are becoming aware of the need to get on top of their software estates. Torgrim Takle, CEO Crayon Group, said that Lockey had the experience it was looking for, “and has the qualities we need to drive market penetration at a time when we are seeing increasing demands placed upon the Crayon business by firms looking to optimise their investments in IT".

Mark Best has been recruited as UK services director by the managed services and cloud specialist. His CV includes spells at Bio, Vodafone, Omnetica and Affiniti and has been working with Logicalis on an interim basis since January. Best will be looking to put services at the heart of everything that Logicalis does and will report into UK managing director Bob Swallow. The latest appointment follows on from Steve Orton, who joined as sales director earlier this month.

The distributor has strengthened the team supporting its print activities bringing on board a Ricoh specialist, someone dedicated to Oki and three dedicated field-based channel account managers and a couple of business managers to look out for office automation and commercial sectors. Sam Halsted is taking the Ricoh role, Emily Davy the Oki one. Jamie Brothwell, Exertis’ print general manager, said that its print business had grown year-on-year, but "for us to continue to support our customers it is the right time to invest in the specialist and channel support teams”.

The software provider has made two senior appointments with Lou Attanasio joining as executive vice president and chief revenue office and Maureen Brennan as the chief human resources officer. Attanasio was most recently at IBM and will be tasked with increasing the addressable market that the firm can go for. Brennan has a career that includes a fair amount of time at AT&T. It has been a bust first half of the year at the firm with Anil Chakravarthy being given the CEO role, Doug Barnett the CFO position, Jim Davis as CMO and Bruce Chizen as chairman all in January 2016.

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