Exertis restructures networking team

Distributor Exertis has realigned the structure of its networking team ahead of the market trends it expects to unfold in 2016.

Like the company’s Server and Storage teams, the Networking team now also falls under the company’s expanded Enterprise proposition.

Sarah Potter has moved roles internally from B2B business development manager (Computing) to the role of networking general manager.

In her new role, her remit will be to build a robust enterprise proposition for 2016. To that end, she will be responsible for commercial relationships with vendors and maximising with respect to both their product ranges and their B2B and retail customers.

Her role will also involve working closely with the VAD Solutions team, and in particular working to emphasise the additional value Exertis’ white-label services proposition can offer reseller partners of all sizes.

“I’m really excited about 2016 and our enhanced enterprise networks proposition and not least the opportunity that exists with Dell’s networking solutions. These have really taken off since November, as we’ve been able to offer the end-to-end Dell solution from hardware, software and services,” said Potter.

As part of its networking team strategy for 2016, a new role has been created for Warren Haines, who recently joined the networks division as enterprise networks business manager. He will be responsible for brands including Dell, Huawei, Allied and Avocent.

Haines brings to Exertis a wealth of networking experience, having worked at various distributors as well as Netgear in network business management roles. In his new role, Haines will be responsible for building strong relationships with customers and Exertis’ solutions business development managers.

Additionally, Amanda Henley has been appointed networks product specialist to support popular consumer and business networking brands such as Netgear, TP-Link and D-Link. And Rod Slater will now spearhead Exertis’ smart home business, which he has developed from the ground up.

Exertis has also recently announced that it will deliver the new Microsoft Windows 10 smartphones, the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.

“Microsoft has outdone itself with these stunning smartphones that are the first to use Windows 10 to provide the smoothest, most seamless and intuitive user experience on Lumia ever,” said Carl Quigley, business manager for Microsoft Lumia at Exertis.

“We are once again very proud to be partnering with Microsoft on another groundbreaking product release. The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are set to be huge sellers for the business executive, as they provide all the functionality and style that high end users demand, with the added value of providing the same experience across the entire enterprise, from desktop to smartphone.”

Exertis has made a number of announcements over the past month, including the departure of Grahame Smee, and the acquisition of French distie CUC.

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