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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

A quiet week on the channel front, with just two major moves at Avanade and Nuvias


Nuvias Group has announced the appointment of Karl Roe as VP of services and cloud solutions for pan-EMEA. 

Nuvias, which earlier this year, became the holding company for distributors Wick Hill and Zycko, has been working hard to expand its EMEA presence. Roe will focus on transforming the delivery of services at Nuvias, and pushing channel adoption of cloud.

Roe has held various roles at the likes of Odin, Microsoft and Oracle. For the last ten years, he has focussed on enabling cloud services across the Middle East, Africa and Australia. 

“I am really excited about bringing my years of experience in developing market-leading cloud and managed services to Nuvias and its channel and vendor partners,” said Roe. “Having held senior leadership positions with both IT vendors and resellers, I believe I can bring a global view of the service opportunities that are available.”

Paul Eccleston, CEO of Nuvias, added: “We are delighted that Karl has chosen to join Nuvias Group. Karl has held key service and cloud roles throughout EMEA and APAC, and has invaluable experience in building services fit for all parts of the market.  With a strong focus and track record on delivering customer success, Karl will be instrumental in helping Nuvias deliver new levels of business value to all our partners.”


Avanade, which provides digital services based on Microsoft technologies, has appointed Darren Hardman as the new UK general manager.

Hardman was previously CEO for Avanade North America and before that, he spent time as head of global sales.

“Having spent a number of years in the US, I’m pleased to be back in the UK to lead Avanade’s business here” Hardman said. “I am confident that we have the best people to make a positive impact with clients over the next few years and build our reputation as a leading digital innovator.”

It has more than 400 employees in the UK.

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