Grahame Smee

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Managing director, Exertis VAD Solutions

What achievement are you most proud of?

Building a business that remains loyal to its values.

What has been the biggest change in the channel since you started working in it?

The people. We have moved from failed estate agents, to mobile phone salespeople to proper sales professionals (mostly).

What three things could you not live without?

1. Running shoes - running keeps me sane. 2. My phone - it keeps me connected to the world. 3. Sky+ - my schedule doesn't fit my viewing preferences.

What has been your most embarrassing moment so far?

Losing a bet and having to run (nearly) naked through a shopping centre.

What do your family think you do all day?

Sit in my office making huge strategic decisions and sending emails to the IT world.

Who is your ultimate celeb crush?

Darcey Bussell.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Chocolate Brazils.

What would be your first act if you were made Prime Minister?

Appoint a Minister of Common Sense.

Has 2015 been a good, bad or ugly year?

A good year. Technology is evolving at possibly its fastest rate ever.

If you didn't work in the IT channel, what would you do?

Coaching children in sport or a flying instructor.

What major issues will the channel face in 2016?

To maintain a value to the sales process of technology, new and old.

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