Vim Vithaldas has praised the strong management team in place at Azzurri after he announced yesterday that he was to leave the firm in the summer.
The VAR boss (pictured), who joined the firm in 2011 after it secured new financial backers as part of a refinancing deal, said the building blocks were in place to ensure Azzurri continues to grow.
“I’ve been at Azzurri for two and a half years now and my key objective was to help get the company on a really firm financial and commercial footing. I believe that job has now been done,” he said.
He explained that the company has ‘real stability’ with more focus on the type of business the firm intends to target. He also said on a personal level it was time to move on.
“The objectives I set myself have been completed and at the moment for me to do my job I have to travel on the M25 every day. It is time for me to do something else. But it will be a very orderly handover.”
Vithaldas said the search for his successor has begun, but added that it was too early for him to say what his next move would be.
“I still have six months to decide that,” he said. “My main concern is that the business is in a good place and the proposition is sharper than it has ever been. If I look at the leadership team I’m leaving behind it is one of the strongest leadership teams Azzurri has ever had.”
He added that the firm’s investment in cloud was paying off with its dedicated service set to launch in the near future.
“Historically there has been minimal investment made in Azzurri as a business and we needed to make sure it stayed relevant. This [cloud investment] has been five to six months in the making and there has been a lot of financial, emotional and brain power put into this. It will help to futureproof the business with customers,” he said.
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