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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

A handful of senior appointments and plans for significant recruitment this week

If there is a theme this week it is around managed services with those operating in that market or supporting it making personnel changes.


The firm has brought Kevin Linsell on board as CTO at a time when the firm is strengthening operations following a £50m investment in the business by Lyceum Capital earlier this year. Before joining the managed cloud player Linsell had been at Computacenter and had spells at Datapipe Europe and Adapt Services. “I am delighted to be joining Timico at such an exciting and important time as it embarks on a new era of growth.  I have a passion for technology and the role it can play in an organisation’s success," he said. 


The firm is aiming to create 130 jobs in Ireland after securing a €19m investment. The money from the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund will help the MSP specialist expand its Dublin base from the current 30 staff. "Ireland is a great place to continue to develop our industry-leading software solutions. Our contribution to Ireland’s vibrant, dynamic software sector will help to bolster the country’s growing reputation as an IT leader, while creating significant additional value for our investors," said Fred Voccola, CEO of Kaseya.

Abacus Group

Dave Parsons has become chief information security officer at the hosted IT provider. He has spent the last couple of decades working largely as a private security consultant to some of the largest financial firms. “Cybersecurity is and will continue to be the most vital aspect of IT. Having someone of Dave’s caliber join our executive management team is a sign of our continued commitment to being a leader in our industry,” said Chris Grandi, CEO of Abacus Group.


Sticking with the security market the behavioural enterprise attack protection specialist has brought Tim Britt as director for its EMEA channel. The most recent entry on his CV was a six year stint building Polycom's Microsoft partner channel community. “We’re thrilled to have Tim joining Cybereason as he works to expand our growing global channel program and make potential partners aware of our distinctive offering where they can build recurring revenue streams and deliver a new disruptive solution,” said Gregg Henry, Cybereason’s vice president of channels.

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