Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Moves this week at Sage, Centrify and Entanet


Sage announced the appointment of Blair Crump as its new president. Crump will report to CEO Stephen Kelly and take responsibility for both sales and customer service.

He joins from PROS Holdings, where he held the position of COO since November 2014. Previously, he led Salesforce’s Global Enterprise business, and before that, he was group president at Verizon Business.

“To lead the market as the trusted partner of the world’s businesses as they grow from start-up to scale-up to enterprise, we need to ensure an exceptional and consistent customer experience,” said Stephen Kelly, CEO, Sage commented. “We’ve created this role to support our growth ambitions and increased focus on winning new customers, and to ensure a consistent and flawless customer experience. Blair’s experience will be a huge asset to us as we continue to perform and transform.

Crump added: “Sage has embarked on an ambitious and inspiring transformation, and I look forward to building on the steady progress already in evidence.  I am excited with Sage’s vision for entrepreneurs and Sage’s innovation is compelling.”


Centrify announced that Andy Heather is to become vice president and managing director for the EMEA region. 

Heather joins from HP where he led its EMEA Data Security team. Prior to that, he held a number of senior sales management roles at organisations including Tripwire, Affiniti, Opsware, NetApp, Sun Microsystems and IBM.

“One of our key goals over the coming year is to continue the growth of our EMEA operation in the Identity and Access Management (IAM) space, particularly in Identity-as-a-Service (IDaaS) and Privileged Identity Management (PIM),” said Tom Kemp, CEO of Centrify,” adding, “We are delighted to be able to appoint someone with Andy’s experience and understanding of the security market to help us achieve this.”

“The fact that Centrify has been named a leader in Gartner’s Identity and Access Management as a Service Magic Quadrant makes us ideally placed to strengthen our position in EMEA,” said Heather. ‘With further validation of our strategy as evidenced by Centrify being named a leader in the Forester Wave for Privileged Identity Management,  I am excited at the task ahead and look forward to working with the Centrify team in ensuring our customers and partners across EMEA take full advantage of the possibilities that our unified IAM offerings for IDaaS and PIM present to the market.”


Entanet announced a trio of promotions within its sales team. Paul North was named sales manager, while Emma Fisher has been named sales support manager and Lee Hill - pre-sales technical manager.

All three roles are newly-created in order to support planned expansion of Entanet’s partner sales support team.

“As our business has grown, we have continued to invest in more effective and extensive partner account management and to work as closely with our partners as we can,” said sales director Stephen Barclay.

“These new investments in people are a demonstration of our continuing and further commitment to that approach. These new appointments have been made so that we can give more of our partners more time and assistance in turning new opportunities into real business.”





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