Sales & marketing director, Cloud Distribution
Which tech figurehead do you admire the most?
Steve Jobs. He created a technology company that made awesome things - but with the absolute best user experience. He totally understood the balance between value, design and technology.
What's the biggest challenge facing the industry no-one is talking about yet?
IoT adoption is beginning to take serious hold - but few are talking about the security implications of potentially hundreds of thousands of devices being connected to the core, enterprise network. #MiraiBotnet The ability for a hacker to take control of thousands of IoT devices and then use them to create a massive DDoS attack and bring down multiple large enterprises at once would have a significant effect on the economy.
If you could invite three famous people to dinner, who would they be?
Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs and Giuseppe Farina.
How has 2017 been for you?
Pretty good so far, with some challenges and opportunities along the way! Following the Brexit decision, we saw a rapidly changing FX situation, which is now more stable and I believe Cloud Distribution handled this well both for itself, vendors and our partners. We've created three separate sales teams to bolster the company for the next stage of our growth, which is already bearing fruit with the signing of some marque vendors including Arista Networks and Blackberry.
What's the most extravagant business lunch you've ever had?
One of the most memorable lunches I've had was a couple of years ago in Kiev. We took a bunch of resellers there and had a fantastic vodka tasting session!
Which global city best matches your personality?
Las Vegas - it never sleeps and life's one big party!
What would be your super-hero power?
My superpower would be flight. I'd be able to squeeze in many more weekend breaks in far-flung regions of the world.
Complete this sentence. The worst thing about our rivals is…The best piece of advice I've been given is if you can't say something nice, say nothing at all. So, I'm not going to answer this one!
What makes you nervous?
Going home to my wife after a heavy night with the boys.
If you could eat one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Sum up the channel in three words Challenging, fun, rewarding.