Chief executive, niu Solutions
Career so far
I've been in IT sales since 1983 and along the way founded a couple of channel companies, namely Panacea and Pasporte. Today I'm chief executive at niu Solutions.
What was your first job and were you any good at it?
I was a trainee civil engineer at British Rail. No trains crashed on my watch!
Who was your top teenage pin-up?
I didn't have one, but today it would be Eva Mendes.
My colleagues won't know this about me but... I know it's hard to believe but at 17 I had a curly perm.
What is your favourite snack?
What has been your career high point to date?
Marrying a girl from the office 24 years ago.
Has 2013 been good, bad or ugly?
It's only ugly on Mondays but overall it's been a good year.
What do you say when asked at a party what you do for a living?
If I wasn't working in the channel I would probably be... a ski bum.
What will be the channel's biggest challenge in 2014? To lighten up a bit - it's all too serious and hard work.
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