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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

With all eyes on the US election, there hasn't been too much action in the channel this week. Here is our quick round up of who's gone where


Riverbed Technology this week appointed Mark Hiley as regional channel sales director for the UK&I region.

Hiley reports to Giovanni Di Filippo, vice president, channels, EMEA, and will work closely with Allan Paton, regional vice president, UK&I, to grow Riverbed’s channel business in the region.

His sales and channels roles at companies such as LSI, Dell and EMC.

“Mark brings with him a wealth of expertise in creating sustainable channel routes to market, building ecosystems and executing supporting programs that resulted in outstanding growth and committed partnerships,” Giovanni Di Filippo said. “His experience perfectly aligns with our vision for the channel. I’m delighted to have Mark on board, leading channel sales for UK&I and guide Riverbed’s next generation partner landscape as well as develop new business opportunities in the region.”

Hiley commented, “As more enterprises in the UK and Ireland begin to embrace digital transformation, Riverbed is uniquely positioned to meet their application performance needs. I’m looking forward to developing Riverbed’s regional presence in the channel and helping partners capitalise on the new market opportunities opened up by digital transformation.”


Managed IT services provider Timico announced the appointment of Simon Payne as its chief commercial officer.

In the newly created role, he will lead the commercial function, developing Timico’s end-to-end managed proposition.

Payne joins the business from Capita where he was MD within the Capita IT Enterprise Services division. Prior to that, he spent six years at Damovo, where he became CEO and then took on the role of MD of Daisy Group after Damovo UK & Ireland was sold to in 2015.

“We are poised to enter the next stage in our development as a managed IT cloud & service provider,” said Ben Marnham, CEO. “I am delighted Simon will be coming on board, strengthening the senior management team to further drive organic and non-organic growth, bringing with him a strong track record of value creation and sales performance with particular expertise in managed services.”

Payne added: “I am delighted to be joining Timico and look forward to supporting our clear ambition to provide transformational IT and communication solutions that help align our clients’ IT strategy to their very real requirement for more agile and flexible infrastructure. I hope my experience in very similarly-centred organisations will help contribute to Timico’s continued success.”

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