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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another relatively quiet week in the channel, with moves at Avaya, Sophos and RF Code

RF Code

Asset managment specialist RF Code announced the appointment of Copie Davis to the position of director of channel development.

Davis will be responsible for increasing extending the reach of the company’s channel partner programme.

He joins from DCIM Software at Schneider Electric, where he was partner development manage.

“I’m excited to build on RF Code’s existing channel growth as well as increase the program’s scope throughout North America,” said Copie Davis. “RF Code has an impressive reputation within the asset management and environmental monitoring industries. I look forward to helping in its latest expansion toward the data-driven IoT-based solutions that data centre owners and operators are increasingly looking for.”

“RF Code has experienced a great deal of momentum in our channel program and we’re delighted that an experienced channel manager like Copie will help us to continue its growth,” said Ed Healy, CEO at RF Code. “Copie has an extensive background in creating new channel relationships and increasing the capacity of existing partners. As RF Code continues to expand its solutions to integrate IoT and the Cloud, his experience will be a tremendous asset.”


Avaya announced the appointment of Ioan MacRae as midmarket director for Avaya International, focusing on Europe and the Africa, Middle East and Asia (AMEA) region. The comms provider says that MacRae’s mission is to streamline Avaya’s midmarket strategy across key regions.

Avaya’s midmarket solution is sold purely through its channel partners.

He joined Avaya in March 2014 as midmarket director for Europe. Previously he was at Westcon as general manager UK, Ireland and Greece.

“I’m delighted to be taking on this role and continuing to build on our success across key regions,” said MacRae. “I’ve been working closely with our partners to help them deliver solutions to drive growth and transformation and I will continue to do so. I’m also looking forward to working with the immensely talented people we have within our global Avaya team and driving the Avaya brand across a wider region.”


British security heavyweight Sophos announced the appointment of Tony Young as its chief information officer.

Young joins the channel-only security firm from GoPro, where held the same role. Prior to GoPro, Young was senior vice president for Cloud and Subscription Sales at Informatica.

“I am very pleased to welcome Tony to our senior management team,” commented Kris Hagerman, chief executive officer at Sophos. “These are exciting times at Sophos. Growth at Sophos continues to far outpace the overall IT security industry and we now serve over 220,000 organizations globally, across all types and sizes. Tony brings the global experience and strategic vision to ensure IT is not only an enabler for our business, but a differentiator.”

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