EMEA MPU senior sales manager, AMD
What was the worst job you have ever had?
While at school I took a job cleaning the girls' high school opposite my school... I lasted two weeks.
Which actor would you pick to play you in a movie of your life?
Will Ferrell, because he would make me seem a lot funnier than I am.
What do you do as your party trick?
Get up really early the next morning and let it continue.
What is your favourite chocolate bar?
They're not a bar but chocolate covered strawberries are amazing.
What has been the highlight of your career to date?
Apart from this A-List placing? It's definitely being part of the team that is transforming AMD into an even greater success story.
Has 2014 been a good, bad or ugly year?
Market conditions are changing constantly, especially in our Middle East and Eastern Europe regions; however, with the new technology innovations and product releases we've seen this year we are in a great position to continue to move forward successfully.
How would you explain the IT channel to a stranger without boring them to death?
The IT channel is a complex network of entrepreneurial people who bring new products to market in interesting ways to challenge the market, multiply opportunities and stay one step ahead of the competition. It's a great business to be involved in.
Aside from the channel, my dream career would be... I have a real passion for sport so would love to be able to be a children's sports coach.
What major issues will the channel face in 2015?
I wish I could predict that, then I could solve them before we faced them. I believe we'll see a continued trend in the market, similar to what we've seen over the past 18 months, whereby consumerisation still plays a large role. I'm very excited though, as the enthusiast desktop market seems to have become even more mainstream and popular particularly for PC gaming. Bring it on!
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