Print.IT Reseller - issue 83

01732 759725 16 BULLETIN : PEOPLE Hurst appointed as Kaspersky General Manager Christopher Hurst has joined Kaspersky as General Manager of UK and Ireland. Hurst has a proven track record in the European tech industry as he has specialised in building teams to take new products to the EMEA market across several start-ups. In his new position, Hurst’s initial objectives include more aggressive growth in Kaspersky’s enterprise business, a stronger presence in the UK channel, and a solid strategy to recruit more partners and customers across the B2B portfolio. “I’m excited to be taking on this role within such a fast-paced industry and growing company, as Kaspersky continues to take a frontline role in making the world more cyber- secure,” he said. Tech entrepreneurs join DeepCoding DeepCoding, the global AI-led ITSM delivery optimisation company has announced the appointment of Yuval Cohen as Executive Chairman, Yossi Cohen as a new Executive Advisory Board Member and special advisor to the CEO, and investment by a number of new, high profile strategic investors including Prof Ehud Weinstein, Dr. Ofir Shalvi and Ariel Maislos who founded Anobit, which was acquired by Apple in 2012. Precision Proco Group strengthens board Precision Proco Group has named Steeve (sic) Roucaute as its Chief Technology Officer. Roucaute will also be joining the group board of directors and is bringing with him years of expertise gained through working in senior technology positions across a number of companies. Marketing Director to drive international growth Melissa McMahon has joined The Software Advisory Service (SAS) from Edinburgh- based AI software company Dayshape. The appointment is a new senior position with the business and follows The Software Advisory Service’s announcement of the opening of its new Tenerife office – its fourth to sit alongside Glasgow, London and Malaga. It is anticipated that 150 jobs will be created by SAS on the island in the next two years. McMahon joins the business to offer expertise in accelerating SAS’s growth into new territories and to develop the company’s existing brand, reporting directly to the board of SAS’s parent company, 4icg Group. She will be based out of SAS’s Glasgow office, and will lead teams across Europe. New hire to lead PFU’s continued EMEA growth Hiroaki Kashiwagi has been named the new President and CEO for PFU (EMEA). In this role he will be responsible for leading the company’s growth with a focus on creating fresh opportunities for the business as it continues to grow its channel reach. Kashiwagi replaces outgoing President Toru Maki, who is retiring to move back to his native Japan. In addition, Mike Nelson will step down from his role as Senior Vice President. Kendall-Smith named Lexmark UK MD Lexmark has announced that Steve Kendall- Smith will join the company as its new UK Managing Director. With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, Kendall-Smith will lead the UK business and help to drive Lexmark’s vision and plan for growth in years to come. “We are delighted to have Steve join us at Lexmark to help drive our strategic plans for growth and to lead, motivate and inspire our team,” said Danny Molhoek, Lexmark Vice President EMEA. “He brings with him a wealth of experience from across the IT industry and will help us to further capture market share and grow the business in the UK.” Kendall-Smith will be responsible for day-to- day UK operations across Lexmark’s enterprise and channel business. He joins Lexmark from cloud-data services company NetApp where he spent the last five years as Director of Sales and OEM. Prior to that, he held leadership positions at several IT vendors including Fujitsu Siemens, Lenovo and Dell. He said: “As a print industry leader with a strong track record in innovation and sustainability, I’m excited to be joining Lexmark and to start working with the UK team to help customers benefit from Lexmark’s high- performance solutions.” LogMeIn hires new CISO Security and privacy veteran, Michael Oberlaender has joined LogMeIn as its new Chief Information Security Officer with responsibility for managing and growing the firm’s security programme, including infrastructure, applications and overall data security for both internal systems and the company’s suite of software products Oberlaender will oversee a global security team consisting of IT security, security operations, assurance, engagement, governance, risk management, compliance and more. “Michael is an established information security leader with a proven track record of developing and leading corporate IT and information security programmes for global organisations. We are thrilled to have him join the team at LogMeIn,” said Chief Information Officer, Ian Pitt. Christopher Hurst Melissa McMahon Steeve Roucaute Steve Kendall-Smith