Technology Reseller v65 45 APPOINTMENTS Merle Althaus SYNAXON Hub Martin Torley Rubix VT Lucy Flaherty eviFile Alan Watkins CSI Group José Van Dijk Cisco Allan Robertson Outpost24 Teerenstra, Head of Cyber Advisory, Benelux, and Iona Tudor, Associate in the company’s Incident Response practice. Martijn Hoogesteger, Head of Cyber, Benelux, said: “S-RM has seen some fantastic growth in Europe in recent months and the appointment of Ferry is testimony to this expansion. We are ambitious for growth in the region, and developing our best-in-class team further will be a critical enabler of this.” Alan Watkins back in charge at CSI Group Alan Watkins has resumed the role of Executive Chairman of CSI Group, with Kevin Lewis returning as Group Chief Financial Officer, after Simon Fisk stepped down as Group CEO. The leadership changes follow refinancing arrangements that have seen Permira Credit become majority shareholder of the Birminghamheadquartered specialist in cloud, data protection and cyber security services for customers in highly regulated industries. Alan Watkins said: “We are very pleased to have completed the refinancing arrangements of CSI and are particularly grateful to the efforts of Permira and NatWest in continuing to support the business. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Simon Fisk for his efforts over the last three years and to wish him all the best in his future ventures. At a personal level, I am delighted to be able to take the helm of this great company as it continues to grow and prosper over the coming years.” Rubix VT recruiting for growth Rubix VT, the Brighton-headquartered business telecoms provider, is supporting its on-going growth plans, including further acquisitions of SME telecoms providers, with the recruitment of projects coordinator Martin Torley. In this role, Torley will oversee installations of hosted telephone systems, fixed telephone lines, leased lines, mobiles and other services for customers around the UK. Lucy Flaherty recruited by eviFile eviFile, a Leeds-based SaaS firm redefining field data collection, has recruited Lucy Flaherty from KPMG to be its new People and Operations Director. Managing Director Luke Allen said: “We are delighted to welcome Lucy. Her unique blend of operational and people-focused leadership will be instrumental in refining our operational processes, nurturing our team and ensuring eviFile remains at the forefront of field-data collection.” eviFile digital project management software gives asset owners, engineers and project managers real-time visibility into every aspect of their projects or programmes for actionable intelligence to mitigate risk and ensure compliance. New Cisco channel lead for EMEA Cisco has appointed José Van Dijk to lead its EMEA Partner Sales & Routes to Market organisation in the region and help partners profit from growing opportunities in cybersecurity, collaboration and managed services. Van Dijk has been with Cisco for 25 years and was leader of the company’s Global Operations and Partner Performance team for four and a half years, before moving back to Amsterdam with her family. Ninety per cent of Cisco’s bookings are made through partners. SYNAXON strengthens UK customer support team SYNAXON is expanding its support team for UK partners with the recruitment of Merle Althaus as a Customer Sales Advisor for all of the company’s services, including SYNAXON Hub, SYNAXON Managed Services and the EGIS e-commerce portal. Based in Germany, Althaus will act as a link between partners in the UK and SYNAXON’s team in Germany. In all, SYNAXON has 12 full-time team members in the UK and more than 300 in Germany covering a wide range of capabilities, from accredited specialists in specific vendor technologies through to expert business consultants and project managers. In addition to its suite of pre-defined managed services and hardware-as-aservice, SYNAXON offers a full Project Support service in the UK, enabling partners to deliver complex infrastructure solutions without having to make additional investment in technical personnel. New CRO for Outpost24 Cyber risk management company Outpost24 has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of Allan Robertson as Chief Revenue Officer to oversee revenue generation and build an integrated go-to-market approach for its Continuous Threat Exposure Management (CTEM) solutions. His appointment follows those of Brendan Hogan as Chief Strategy Officer and Ola Burmark as CFO. Before joining Outpost24, Robertson was CRO at Intralinks, a provider of secure file sharing and collaboration technologies, working across North America, Europe and Asia. He has also held sales leadership positions at IBM, marketing technology software firm Acoustic and Pirean, a provider of identity and access management solutions. Robertson said: “With the rapid evolution of the IT and cybersecurity landscape, a unified approach to threat exposure management has become mandatory to improve cyber resilience. Outpost24’s ability to combine asset visibility, vulnerability management and pentesting-as-a-service (PTaaS) with advanced threat intelligence and identity and access (IAM) management has proven to be a key differentiator in the market.” Mike Quinn joins Propel Finance Propel Finance has appointed SME asset finance veteran Mike Quinn as its new Director of Technology Finance to oversee the company’s finance proposition, channel growth and relationships with technology vendors and distributors. Quinn was previously at BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions, most recently as Head of Technology Solutions Business Unit and before that in the roles of Head of Credit and Risk Director. He has also held senior positions at VIP Apps Consulting and GE Capital. Ranked the fastest growing asset finance company in the UK for the second year running by Asset Finance UK 50, Propel has achieved growth of more than 300% in the last three years driven by the success of its proprietary digital technology platform, Propeller, which enables SMEs to access finance for equipment purchases quickly and conveniently. Quinn will lead Propel’s vendor team and extend its reach within the B2B technology finance ecosystem, which is expected to see significant growth over the coming years as businesses follow the consumer trend of wanting to access finance at point-of-sale through ‘embedded finance’ solutions. Propel is currently putting the finishing touches to PropelPay, an integrated solution that will provide OEMs, marketplaces, distributors, vendors and merchants with a fully digital asset finance payment option for SMEs at webshop checkout. Continued... Mike Quinn