Linda Rendleman will replace Janet Gibbons in early January

Microsoft UK appoints new channel partner boss

Microsoft UK has appointed Linda Rendleman (pictured) as Director for Partner Business and Development.

Rendleman will be joining the Small, Mid-Market Solutions and Partner group leadership team in early January, replacing Janet Gibbons, who will become Corporate Accounts as Devices and Services Lead.

Clare Barclay, Small Mid-Market Solutions and Partner General Manager, commented: “Our partner ecosystem is a key asset with tremendous strategic importance to the company. As a 23-year veteran of the IT channel, four of which have been spent managing both breadth and depth partner teams at Microsoft, Linda brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding about partner to this critical role. 

"We are at a pivotal time in the transformation of our business to devices and services and I look forward to seeing the impact that Linda will drive in helping our channel maximise the opportunity and take our UK partner strategy to the next level.”

Linda Rendleman added: “This is an exciting time for our company – I feel very excited and honoured to get the opportunity to lead our PB&D team and partner strategy as we continue this journey.

"I look forward to using my past and current partner experiences across distributors and resellers to help build strategies that will accelerate our joint business, while at the same time improving our partner experience."

Rendleman previously worked as Director of Distribution and Scale at Microsoft UK.

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