Global cybersecurity and cloud specialist VAD strengthens leadership team to accelerate growth and innovation
PARIS, FRANCE – 9th January, 2020 – Exclusive Networks today announced the appointment of Gerard Allison as Senior Vice President EMEA. Gerard will provide strategic in-theatre leadership to support the company’s continuing success in offering unique local and global value, whilst driving future growth through market leading technologies, innovative services, and disruptive business models to create value at scale for both vendors and channel partners alike.
Gerard’s appointment comes as one of four new strategic hires to complement Exclusive’s existing global leadership team which includes Scott Lewis (SVP, Americas), Brad Gray (SVP, APAC) and Barrie Desmond (SVP Marketing & Communications).
Gerard is a highly experienced senior executive with a 30+ year track record of building successful teams in EMEA, working at vendors such as Juniper Networks and, most recently, Gigamon. With his extensive expertise and knowledge of the IT and security markets combined with his commercial astuteness, entrepreneurial vision, relationship building and management skills, Gerard brings a wealth of experience to the EMEA business.
“I’m delighted to welcome Gerard to Exclusive Networks and truly excited by the opportunities that lie ahead under his leadership in EMEA,” said Andy Travers, SVP Worldwide Sales & Marketing. “Coming from a strong vendor background, he will bring a valuable perspective on the customer and partner experience and challenge us to continue differentiating ourselves in the market. Our global footprint is significant and continually expanding, which emphasises the need for strong leadership at both local and regional levels. I’m confident Gerard will give us this.”
“Having started out in distribution at the very beginning of my career, it’s pleasing to come round full circle into a key position at what I have long considered the only true VAD in the market,” said Gerard Allison. “The future as I see it is all about helping our partners and vendors overachieve their growth expectations. As the markets have changed with the emergence of cloud and new models for vendors and partners, I see Exclusive Networks being the leader and invaluable in this transformation.”