Technology Reseller v32 Cybersecurity and cloud solutions distributor Exclusive Networks has appointed Laurence Galland to the newly created role of VP HR, with responsibility for developing scalable HR approaches and implementing best- practice globally. Global communications company Poly has recruited Sofocles Socratous as Vice President of Sales, Northern Europe to grow the Poly business across the UK, Ireland, Nordics and Benelux. . 59 PEOPLE Caleb Mills, Doherty Associates Simon Michie, Pulsant Steve Ball, Pulsant Steve Kelley, Bitdefender Chris Brazdziunas, Bitdefender Christian Bleakley, Firstcom Europe Peter Christou, BotRx Dave McConachie Hugh Lennie able to help resellers respond to new demands from their end users. 0208-296-7015 Security start-up specialist joins BotRx BotRx, a pioneer in using Moving Target Defence (MTD) against malicious bots and online fraud, has appointed Peter Christou as its EVP of Global Sales to lead the company’s expansion into EMEA and other global markets. BotRx uses MTD, Artificial Intelligence (AI), behavioural analytics and its patented Dynamic Transformation Technology to protect websites, mobile applications and IoT devices from automated bot attacks including credential stuffing, account takeover and content scraping. Christou has more than 25 years’ experience in helping security start-ups and firms grow across EMEA, APAC and the USA. Bellrock Technology strengthens leadership team Glasgow-based data analytics company Bellrock Technology has expanded its leadership team to extend the reach of its Lumen data science delivery platform, which aids data-driven decision-making by automating the process of model deployment and streamlining the delivery of new applications to users. Following the recent appointment of Steve Langmead as chair, the company spun out from the University of Strathclyde’s Institute for Energy and Environment in 2012 has recruited Dave McConachie as its new Chief Commercial Officer and Hugh Lennie as Chief Financial Officer. The pair will work alongside Bellrock Technology co-founders, Chief Executive Adam Brown and Chief Technology Officer Professor Stephen McArthur. Brown said: “I am thrilled that Dave and Hugh have joined Bellrock Technology. They have the quality and depth of experience we need as a company, with a proven track record in helping firms – especially high-growth companies with loads of ambition and potential – to scale and expand their markets.” Promotion for Doherty’s Mills Doherty Associates, global specialists in managing and securing cloud services, has expanded its management team with the appointment of technology strategist Caleb Mills as the company’s new CTO. Mills, who joined Doherty 13 years ago, has moved from Technical Director to a place on the board, reporting to company CEO Terry Doherty. In his new role, he will be instrumental in developing Doherty’s business strategy as well as defining and delivering cloud and hybrid solutions that digitally transform businesses into secure modern workplaces. Pulsant expands leadership team UK regional data centre and cloud infrastructure service provider Pulsant has expanded its leadership team with the appointments of Simon Michie as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), following his appointment in an interim capacity in March, and Steve Ball as Chief Sales Officer (CSO). Pulsant CEO Rob Coupland said: “Stephen and Simon bring a wealth of experience to Pulsant and will play a valuable role in ensuring we continue to deliver the best possible solutions and service to our customers. Stephen is a great addition to what already is a strong leadership team, while Simon has quickly established himself in Pulsant during his period as interim CTO. Both will be instrumental in our mission to help companies navigate their digital transformation journey with robust, secure, reliable and connected data centre and cloud infrastructure services.” Bitdefender adds experience to Business Solutions team Bitdefender has taken on two industry veterans – Steve Kelley as President and General Manager and Chris Brazdziunas as SVP Product and Service Engineering – as it increases its focus on the enterprise security market, with a consolidated business unit and dedicated leadership team reporting to Florin Talpes, Bitdefender CEO. The new Business Solutions Group will be responsible for all aspects of its enterprise business, including sales, marketing, product, engineering, services, technology licensing and country partners. Florin Talpes said: ”Fine-tuning resource allocation between Bitdefender’s Business and Consumer units is a natural step due to the increased size and complexity of the operations. It is also driven by growing demand for Bitdefender’s market-proven technology for businesses of all sizes. Steve and Chris add significant global cybersecurity leadership experience to the Bitdefender executive team, and that will aid in the company’s growth objectives.” Bleakley promoted to Firstcom Europe CEO Christian Bleakley has been named CEO of the £30 million turnover cloud telecommunications provider Firstcom Europe, with predecessor Jean-Pierre Vandromme moving to the post of President. Bleakley was founder and MD of Telesis in Bolton, which was acquired by Firstcom Europe in 2018. Operating in the UK, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Poland, Firstcom Europe offers a range of SaaS solutions on its self-developed Universe platform, including online PBXs and a suite of unified communication products. Workfront makes Erickson EMEA MD Workfront, the work management application platform for the enterprise, has appointed Paige Erickson as its new EMEA Managing Director. She was previously the company’s Head of Global Business Development, in which role she established the Workfront Partner Network. Working out of Workfront’s Basingstoke office, Erickson will lead all operations across EMEA, including strategic planning, sales, marketing and customer experience, while remaining in charge of Workfront’s global partner strategy and serving on the company’s executive leadership team. Before joining Workfront in 2016, Erickson held roles at Sage Software, Billtrust, CA Technologies, BMC Software and IBM. Laurence Galland Sofocles Socratous [ IN BRIEF ]