Ian joins with a wealth of experience following several positions in channel structured IT businesses, including most recently with Cisco as manager of channel services. Having begun his career in engineering, Ian developed an excellent understanding of the dynamics of the entire IT services industry sector through his work in small IT businesses, as well as sales management and service development roles at blue chip corporations, such as IBM, Fujitsu-Siemens and Storagetek.
Sara Gemmell, managing director, Networks First, comments: “We are delighted to welcome someone of Ian’s calibre to our sales team. We pride ourselves on having a deep and varied understanding of the marketplace, an aspect that Ian has in abundance. Ian will further develop the sales strategy to leverage from our expertise in convergence and focus on acquiring new customers and partners. This move is therefore a clear indication that, as an organisation, we are moving from strength to strength, despite the current economic climate.”
Commenting on his new role, Ian Hearn says: “This is an excellent opportunity to be part of an organisation that is very highly regarded within the industry for being innovative and having clear growth ambitions. Furthermore, Networks First has an ethical approach and commitment to customer service which aligns completely with my core values. I hope to draw on my own experience to hit the ground running and have already been impressed by the level of knowledge and expertise at my disposal throughout the organisation.”
Notes to Editors
About Networks First
Networks First is a specialist provider of converged network support services. Its people, passion and skills blend together to create a distinctive customer support experience. Going beyond the traditional ‘break fix’ approach, Networks First’s commitment is to the restoration and ongoing sustainability of networks. A partner focused support services organisation with multi-vendor and mixed technology capabilities, Networks First’s partners, include Dell, Mitel and Westcon Convergence. Following its acquisition of ANS, a leading provider of support services for IP telephony solutions, Networks First is now the largest independent provider of converged network support services in the channel. www.networksfirst.com
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DATE: 18.02.10 REF: 10-017