Group sales & marketing director, Trustmarque
What was the worst job you have ever had?
I worked in the kitchens at Watford General Hospital - I lasted three months. 6am starts and 14-hour shifts, preparing food for 521 people three times a day. I'll stick to IT, thanks.
Which actor would you pick to play you in a movie of your life?
Bruce Willis - he's tough. And bald.
What do you do as your party trick? Setting fire to various parts of my body while drinking Sambuca (not on a school night).
What is your favourite chocolate bar?
What has been the highlight of your career to date?
There have been so many...
Has 2014 been a good, bad or ugly year?
All of the above - see CRN January to September editions for more details.
How would you explain the IT channel to a stranger without boring them to death?
On the one hand, software publishers and hardware manufacturers spend a lot of time and money inventing clever stuff; on the other hand organisations are looking for ways to fix problems or be more competitive - the IT channel is the matchmaker that help marry one to the other (a bit like Cilla Black, if you like).
Aside from the channel, my dream career would be... That's easy: managing my beloved Watford FC and leading them to Champions League glory.
What major issues will the channel face in 2015?
The channel becoming concertinaed as everyone tries to move up the "value" chain and being able to differentiate yourself in the world.
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