Nick Tiltman is leaving Computer 2000 (C2000) after 17 years in charge of the distribution behemoth’s European credit operation.
He is set to leave the broadliner in mid-November to become an independent credit consultant.
Speaking to CRN, Tiltman, who came back to the UK part of the business two years ago and was the first credit manager in the UK to be appointed to the board of directors at C2000, said the response to his leaving has been ‘overwhelming’.
“I have been back in the UK for two years and we have everything under control with bad debt levels back down and the business in great shape.
“Recently I have been asked to do more and more stuff externally that I just cannot do so after a long chat with the board and [UK managing director] Andy Gass it was decided that I would leave to become a consultant. It was a difficult conversation, but the board has been phenomenal about the whole thing.”
Tiltman added that he will still be attached to C2000 in both Europe and the UK, but the opportunities he was being offered were too good to miss.
“I have been in credit all my life and with the current recession I think I can be a real asset and help to businesses in the UK. I am still going to be heavily involved in the channel,” he said.
One organisation he will be working with is ChannelMoney.
Nitin Joshi, founder of ChannelMoney, said: “Nick has been a beacon for the professional credit community. He has achieved a tremendous amount and is the only board member as a credit expert across any sector. He has been a pathfinder and an innovator.
“He will work closely with ChannelMoney on a wide range of areas including restructuring and credit support.”
Gass said C2000 was actively recruiting for a new head of credit.
"Nick has done a great job for us over the years," he said. "It is sad he is going but we wish him all the best for the future."
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