Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

'Twas the week before Christmas, when all thro' the house. Not a creature was stirring, 'cept for a few channel executives


Citrix has appointed Craig Stilwell as vice president of worldwide partner strategy & sales.

Stilwell has been with Citrix for more than 17 years. Most recently he served as area vice president for the US commercial business.

He’s also served as vice president of Americas channel sales & field operations.

“As the new worldwide channel leader, Craig will draw from his extensive sales and channel leadership experience to invigorate our commitment to our partners and their long-term success and profitability,” Citrix said in a statement.

CMS Distribution 

CMS Distribution announced the appointment of Niall Wall as non-executive director.

Wall recently retired from his position as group chief executive at Ardagh, one of Ireland’s largest companies. He remains a major shareholder at Ardagh Group and will join as non-executive director at CMS Distribution’s parent company, Storit Ltd.

"I am delighted to join the board as I believe CMS Distribution is at a very exciting stage of its evolution in a very, very exciting industry" said Wall.

Frank Salmon, CEO of CMS Distribution commented: “I am very excited to end the year with the appointment of Niall Wall, another highlight for 2016. This has been a fantastic year for CMS Distribution, we have completed our 3rd acquisition and integration, expanded into Benelux and Scandinavia and are now excited to have Niall on the board of Storit to support us with our ambitious growth plans.”

Nuvias Group

Patric Berger has been appointed regional vice-president for Southern Europe at Nuvias Group.

Berger will be responsible for all business aspects within the Southern European region, which includes France, Italy, Spain, Malta and the Mediterranean.

He previously created and managed the French entity of security distributor Infinigate and before that, was country manager at Computerlinks.

“Nuvias is redefining international value-added distribution in IT,” said Berger. “So I am excited to join the company and will be focussing on further growing its presence in Southern Europe, through providing a consistent, high value, service-led and solution-rich channel proposition.  It’s an amazing opportunity for me, and will also provide great opportunities for the channel in the region."

Paul Eccleston, CEO of Nuvias, added: “We are delighted that Patric has chosen to join Nuvias Group. Patric will be instrumental in implementing our growth plan in the Southern region, helping us deliver customer success and new levels of business value to all our partners.”

Blue Medora

IT operational analytics provider Blue Medora announced the appointment of Ian Wells as EMEA sales.

Wells brings 25 years experience to the role and previously held positions including senior director in EMEA at PernixData, regional sales director for UK and Ireland at EMC and vice president of northwest EMEA and regional director at Veeam.

“2016 was a strong year for us in EMEA and with Ian’s expertise we expect to continue this growth into 2017,” said Blue Medora CEO Nathan Owen. “Ian’s passion for software innovation will help Blue Medora expand our reach and extend adoption of IT operations management in multi-cloud, multi-database and DevOps environments.” 

Wells commented: “This is a great time to join an exciting company and I look forward to using my experience to continue its impressive work in the region. The ITOA market is thriving and helping organisations to enhance visibility across their IT operations is something I am passionate about.”

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