Extreme Networks has lost its second UK chief in the space of a month after Andy Zollo left for pastures new.
The networking vendor’s former UK regional director, Nick Roullier, also left last month to become UK sales director at Avaya, while Zollo was promoted to the top spot from UK channel sales director.
However, after only weeks in the hot seat, Zollo has left Extreme, which is now searching for a new UK head. Meanwhile Zollo is set to join security vendor SonicWall next month.
Stephen Jamieson has been promoted from UK channel sales manager to UK channel sales director and claimed it is business as usual for Extreme’s resellers.
Jamieson told CRN: “I have replaced Andy and will be doing the job he has been doing for the last two years. It is a shame to lose Andy, but we are sticking to the plan for the
coming financial year.”
Jamieson confirmed that Extreme is actively seeking a new UK regional director and stated that its channel is still vital to the vendor’s plans.
“We have been assisting resellers and helping them achieve their sales objectives. I plan to achieve more of the same,” he added.
However, Paul Renucci, managing director at Extreme reseller Damovo, said the management changes are beginning to affect trade.
“I tried to place an order yesterday and my distributor was unable to service it due to the recent staff changes at Extreme,” he said.
Bernie Dodwell, alliances manager at Extreme distributor Westcon, said the departures had made little difference to the firm: “It is business as usual. We are sorry to see Andy go, but it will not have an impact on orders.”
Tracey Calcutt, marketing manager at distributor Mayflex, said: “We would like to see someone in place as soon as possible, but there is still a good team working at Extreme.”
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