Exclusive Networks, a globally trusted cybersecurity specialist for digital infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Paul Eccleston as Managing Director of its UK & Ireland business to lead the company through its next phase of growth. Eccleston takes up the role following the retirement of Graham Jones in May and starts with immediate effect.
A highly accomplished senior executive and entrepreneurial sales leader, Eccleston has a proven track record in building and scaling successful channel organisations, driving innovation and accelerating growth, especially around cybersecurity, enterprise software, SaaS and cloud technologies.
Through his career he has amassed a wealth of channel knowledge and experience having held executive leadership roles at Computacenter, SCC and TechData. He founded Nuvias in 2015, scaling it to a multi hundred million dollar business across EMEA in just 5 years. He joins from cloud security company Zscaler where he served as VP International Channels & Alliances and starts with immediate effect.
“The appointment of someone of Paul’s calibre is a true testament to the power of the Exclusive brand and a real statement of intent as we continue to execute our successful growth strategy,” stated Jesper Trolle, Chief Executive Officer at Exclusive Networks. “Having known Paul for 10 years I know he has a strong entrepreneurial business acumen combined with an intimate knowledge and understanding of the evolving channel ecosystem, disruptive technologies, new consumption models and innovative services is extremely rare. I’m really excited to see him joining Exclusive as we embark on our next phase of growth
“This is a tremendous opportunity to help further scale a highly successful business and I’m delighted to be joining the Exclusive family,” commented Paul Eccleston, the newly appointed Managing Director of Exclusive Networks UK&I. “Cybersecurity is one of the defining technologies of our generation and Exclusive Networks has become synonymous with cybersecurity services in the channel in recent years. I’m really looking forward to working with the team to maximise growth opportunities, evolve our ecosystem, deliver service excellence, and create value for our vendors and partners.”