Company: Trustmarque Solutions
Job title: Managing director.
Place of birth: UK.
Year of birth: 1959.
Marital status: Married.
Career highlights: Spending 20 years in the computer industry, including nine years at Compaq Computer and five years with Trustmarque.
What do you love most about the IT industry? The constant change.
Which company do you most admire or respect in the IT business? Dell.
Which individual do you most admire or respect in the IT business? Mike Norris [of Computacenter].
What is the biggest technology trend you anticipate in the next 12 months? Wireless comms.
What is the one thing working in the technology industry has taught you? You have to change. Don't be a dinosaur.
Where do you think the channel will be in five years time? It will be more professional.
Which do you think is the most influential vendor in the UK? Microsoft.
Which do you think is the most influential ISV in the UK? SAP.
Which vendor's technology do you think has changed the face of IT? Intel.
How do you unwind or spend your spare time? Driving and farming.
Where is your favourite place to eat? The Blue Bicycle, York.
What is your favourite drink? Gin and tonic.
What is your favourite TV programme or film? Casualty.
Who is your favourite musician, band, artist or genre? Eagles.
What is your favourite book? Harry Potter.
What career would you have pursued if you hadn't worked in the channel? Tourism.
What has been your greatest business achievement? Making Trustmarque the largest software reseller in the UK.
What is your personal ambition? To retire.
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