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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

Another busy few days in the channel with several moves announced across the market

Wrapping up the last week of movement in the channel has seen some changes right across the market. People with skills and the ability to change a business poistively are in demand and several have found new homes in the last few days.

The cloud specaialist has hired Henry Pepperall as CFO bringing on board a finance veteran who was most recently working as financial director at Kelway. His career also includes spells at Vauxhall Motors and Electrolux. Exponential-e has been making senior appointments this year, with Jazz Sandhu as marketing director. "Exponential-e has achieved exceptional growth, delivering 40% EBITDA CAGR over the last three years. I’m joining at a pivotal time, as the business now starts to plan its next phase of growth. I look forward to shaping the future for our customers and employees alike," said Pepperall.

The cloud and data centre player has given Paula Johnston the chance to grow its public sector footprint, heading up the firm's efforts in those areas. She has a track record working in that area and joins from a similar role at Virgin Media Business. Paul Bryce, Business Development Director, Node4, said: “This is an important hire for us, as we work to position Node4 as a true end-to-end IT supplier for mid-tier, charity organisations and the public sector. Paula brings a wealth of valuable experience in the sector, and we expect her to play a key strategic role in helping us achieve our growth plans.”  

The cyber security specialist has shuffled its senior management team with chief product strategist Terry Ray being named CTO and co-founder and former CTO Amichai Shulman becoming chief scientist. For Shulman it is a return to his roots. He started the firm out of a relative’s garage and is known acrosds the industry for his researching efforts. “His vision and ability to identify major trends have propelled Imperva into a cyber security leader and have kept us at the forefront of technology. In this new role, he’ll continue to pursue innovative solutions and will help us identify up and coming technologies that advance our cyber security solutions," said Anthony Bettencourt, CEO of Imperva.

SVL Business Solutions
The contact centre application specialist has appointed Indy Kaur as a workforce management (WFM) analyst. She will be working with SVL's customers delivering WFM solutions from vendors including NICE and Teleopti. “This important appointment will enable us to further expand our professional services team and help to consolidate our position as one of the UK’s leading providers of WFM solutions.  Indy’s extensive experience of supporting WFM deployments will be a key factor in enabling customers to achieve significant operational efficiencies and a sustained return on investment," said David Kindness, professional services director at SVL Business Solutions.

The UC specialist has hired Justin Hamilton-Martin as UK business development director to work with telecom service providers and resellers. He comes with a strong background in the telecoms market with CEO roles at service providers 8el and Ultracomms.  "As well as carrier-grade telecom dedicated instances of Centile’s Istra platform, we will also be introducing a ‘Platform as a Service’ (PaaS) offering in the UK - based on the already successful template developed in France.  This will create an entry-level solution for companies new to hosting IP Centrex services, where they don’t want to run their own data centre assets or employ in-house technical expertise in this area," he said.

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