Group sales and marketing director, Trustmarque
Career so far
What was your first job and were you any good at it?
I was an altar boy – ask Father Jim.
Who was your top teenage pin-up? Joanna (Purdey) Lumley – New Avengers style.
My colleagues won’t know this about me but…
I’ve got a small bald patch appearing on my head…
What is your favourite snack? Tangfastics.
What has been your career high point to date?
Making the CRN A-list. And our MBO this year.
Has 2013 been good, bad or ugly?
It has been an excellent year (see above).
What do you say when asked at a party what you do for a living?
It depends on how pretty they are…
If I wasn’t working in the channel I would probably be…
Harry the Hornet on matchdays; Van Hague garden centre in Chorleywood the rest of the week.
What will be the channel’s biggest challenge in 2014?
Old Skool resellers switching the focus from punting products to adding value.
'It's really important we don't just do big brands', Paul Eccleston tells CRN sister publication Channelnonmics Europe
Mike Chambers joins Leeds-based reseller
Frank Richmond founds One Distribution after taking his Australian MSP public
With Lenovo's shares languishing and ZTE being barred from buying US components, what are the implications of the current US-China trade war for the channel?