Computer 2000 (C2000) is set to welcome Mark Ancell into its credit team.
Ancell, currently head of intelligence at credit reference firm Graydon, will head up the broadliner's five-strong credit team, with a responsibility for credit risk and assessment.
He is set to join the distributor in January, three months after former credit director Nick Tiltman left to set up his own consultancy.
Phil James, finance director at C2000 told CRN: "Mark is going to join as part of our senior management team and he is going to be responsible for our credit risk and assessment.
"The role does involve a lot more than just risk and assessment, but we need to protect ourselves and give credit to the right people in the right way."
James said as part of C2000's message that the company was a "collection of specialists", another challenge for Ancell will be to align all the different divisions into C2000's credit programmes.
"It is an exciting development," James said. "With Mark's knowledge and understanding of the industry, it is brilliant and will allow us to do something a bit different."
Nitin Joshi, founder of ChannelMoney, said C2000 had made a wise choice.
"C2000 has recognised that 2010 will be a challenging year and it has a well thought out strategy on how to grow the business," he said. "I believe they will do this by managing and growing their risk responsibly and C2000 has invested in the right man for the job."
It is not known who will replace Ancell at Graydon, but sources close to the company have suggested former head of intelligence Alan Norton is in the running for his old role.
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