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01732 759725 44 PEOPLE Simon Fieldhouse ITM Communications Ashley Butcher Node4 Richard Howson Evolve IP Siddarth Gopal PPDS Sian Rees PPDS Donna Torres CloudM Evolve IP strengthens partner support Global collaboration provider Evolve IP has expanded its account management team with the appointment of Richard Howson as Partner Account Manager. The 35-yearold will provide day-to-day sales support and guidance to resellers of Evolve IP white-label solutions. Headquartered in Cardiff, Evolve IP boasts an international carrier-grade platform and specialises in securely integrating unified communications and collaboration tools, voice and omnichannel contact centre solutions into the cloud. Aliter appoints Simon Fieldhouse CEO of ITM Communications Aliter, the specialist investor focused on small to medium-sized UK support businesses, has appointed Simon Fieldhouse to spearhead the growth and development of ITM Communications (ITM), a critical network infrastructure support and managed services provider in its £134m Aliter Capital II fund. As CEO, Fieldhouse will be responsible for growing the business organically and through a nationwide buy and build strategy. Acquisition targets include SMEs and mid-market specialists in critical infrastructure services and adjacent sectors such as IoT, intelligent edge computing, safety and security, 5G, SDWAN and Data Centre and Colocation Services. ITM’s areas of expertise include cabled and wireless connectivity, physical infrastructure, converged IP, offsite staging and logistics and site technical services. New CRO for CloudM CloudM, the Manchester-based Cloud Software Provider, is supporting its growth ambitions with the appointment of a new Chief Revenue Officer responsible for the company’s sales, marketing and customer service teams. Donna Torres brings broad-based experience to the role having previously worked at fast-growing businesses like Xero as well as Mercedes, Yell and BSI. CloudM provides IT teams with frictionless, secure and automated products for migrating, archiving and backing up data, including, most recently, a new Backup module for Google Workspace. General Sir Chris Deverell joins Goldilock advisory board Cyber security hardware startup Goldilock has appointed General Sir Chris Deverell to its advisory board, following a successful $1.7 million seed round led by New York Angels and Harvard Business School Siddarth Gopal to lead PPDS software development team PPDS, exclusive global provider of Philips displays, digital signage and TVs, is supporting its evolving ‘total solutions’ strategy, with the establishment of a dedicated global Software Development Team based in Ghent, Belgium and Bangalore, India. The establishment of an in-house team will enable PPDS to develop AV solutions for customers and partners in the education, corporate, retail and hospitality sectors. It is headed up by experienced Software Director Siddarth Gopal, who has worked at PPDS parent company TPV since 2013 and is a long-time contributor to the Android platform used across the Philips Professional Displays portfolio. In tandem with this investment, PPDS has promoted Sian Rees to the PPDS Business Development team in the newly created role of Business Development Director Wave and Software Partnerships. Rees, who spearheaded the development and launch of the Wave cloud platform for the remote management of display fleets, will focus on Wave’s go-to-market, scale-up and future vision, working with strategic solution partners and expanding the PPDS ProStore marketplace. Ashley Butcher takes on new channel role at Node4 Ashley Butcher has joined Node4 as Channel Sales Director with responsibility for implementing a new channel strategy and delivering an expanded suite of products and services for MSPs, VARs, ISVs, SIs and Carriers. Previously Senior Manager, Strategic Accounts at BT and Senior Account Lead, Carrier and SI at TalkTalk Business, Butcher will work under Iain Shearman, who was appointed Chief Commercial Officer of the cloud-led digital transformation MSP earlier this year. Butcher said: “My message to the channel is simple. You might think you know Node4 and its channel offering but lots has changed, particularly as a result of our latest acquisitions. We’ve broadened our experience, knowledge and capabilities, especially as a Microsoft Centre of Excellence and in relation to our own data centre, business intelligence and security offerings. It’s an excellent time to become a channel partner.” Alumni Angels of Greater New York. As Strategic Advisor for Defence, the former Commander of the UK’s Joint Forces Command will help guide the development and distribution of the Goldilock Drawbridge instant physical network isolation solution. This award-winning cybersecurity device allows users to connect and disconnect assets from the internet remotely without needing internet connectivity to do so, empowering organisations to isolate systems within seconds to minimise exposure to online threats and to act as a kill switch in the event of a cyber attack. Sir Chris said: “Given the increasingly innovative cyber-attack techniques being used, a paradigm shift in cyber defence thinking is required. We have to ask ourselves to what extent our systems and data should be online 24/7 and whether the new default should be connectionon-demand. Goldilock’s unique hardwarebased approach to cyber security delivers on that premise, giving control back to organisation owners and managers.” In addition to cyber expertise gained in the military, Sir Chris has extensive business experience. On leaving the army, he founded Deverell Innovation Ventures. He is also a Mentor in Creative Destruction Lab at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and a venture partner in NightDragon Growth Fund I. S-RM grows European team Global intelligence and cyber security consultancy S-RM is furthering its ambitions in mainland Europe with the appointment of Ferry Noordzij as Director, Europe. Previously Director Cyber & Risk Advisory at Deloitte, a position he held for seven years, Noordzij has more than two decades of experience in intelligence, security and cyber risk management, including senior positions at Accenture and Capgemini and service as an intelligence officer for the Netherlands Airforce and military agencies. Noordzij is one of three new recruits to S-RM’s Utrecht office, which opened its doors last year. The other two are Gideon People Ferry Noordzij General Sir Chris Deverell