Managing director, Endpoint Solutions (Tech Data UK&I)
Tell us something most people won't know about you
I used to run Leeds United FC.
What has been your highlight of 2018 so far?
It has been a successful first year for my son at high school.
Who would play you in the film of your life?
A young Russell Crowe for the early years, Russell Grant for the ‘40+' years!
Which tech firm (other than your own!) do you most admire?
Every tech firm I work with has its own unique appeal.
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
A good whiskey.
What is the most irritating tech buzzphrase of 2018?
Anything starting with a ‘#'.
What would be your first act if you were made Prime Minister?
Give the NHS more than a fighting chance of survival via the adoption and deployment of appropriate technologies.
What's the biggest untapped opportunity facing the channel?
Utilising subscription models to free up capital to invest in growth initiatives.
What is your most treasured possession?
What do your family think you do all day?
Top up the cashpoint.
Who has been your mentor in business?
In times of challenge, I read The Art of Happiness by the Dalai Lama; I believe the better person you are the better your business will be.
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