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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Time for the weekly roundup of personnel moves around the channel to check on who has gone where over the past few days

There have been moves this week at a vendor level, in distribution and one cloud software player has indicated that it is looking to hire talent interested in working in the Silicon Roundabout in East London.

Marc Waters has been promoted into the role of vice president, enterprise group UK&I and UK&I managing director. Waters has been acting UK&I MD for a short while following Andy Isherwood’s promotion to managing director for Hewlett Packard Enterprise in EMEA and steps into the role full time immediately. Waters is a long time HP employee having been with the vendor since 1999 and has roles as enterprise services sales director for the UK public sector, enterprise group’s server country manager, chief of staff to the UK MD and a number of sales management roles.

The enterprise value added side of Tech Data has appointed Huw Jones as business unit manager, HP Enterprise and Sarah Williams as sales director. Jones has been with the firm for seven years and spent five years at Computacenter before that. Williams has also been with Azlan for seven years and has spells at Dell and HP on her CV. “Both Huw and Sarah have the right experience in the right areas and they will be able to bring real insight to their respective roles," said Rob Tomlin, Azlan UK managing director.

The software firm is going to be busy dealing with potential candidates after it invested in a UK innovation hub in Shoreditch. The firm plans to add to its staffing levels and reach 200 in London by the end of next year. "The UK continues to be one of the world’s most important financial centers, which is why Pivotal is deeply committed to helping the UK and Europe’s largest enterprises leverage its entrepreneurial spirit and depth of talent to create differentiated products and services for their customers," said Rob Mee, CEO of Pivotal.

Bedrock Data
The automated cloud specialist has been busy adding to its executive team with Alan DiPietro being named chief revenue officer and Zak Pines joining as vice president of marketing. Thor Johnson, CEO of Bedrock Data said that the firm was growing quickly and had wanted to bring on board some experienced industry players. DiPietro has been in the industry for 27 years and Pines has a decade and a half in the IT world under his belt.

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