Appointment of New Sales and Services Directors, Kotecha and Raybould to Accelerate Evolution to Bull 3.0
Hemel Hempstead, UK, 03 January, 2013: Bull UK & Ireland has announced the appointment of sales director, Nayan Kotecha and services director, Jackie Raybould to its senior management team. Both took up their new posts at the start of December.
As sales director, Kotecha is responsible for framework, technology integrator and managed services sales. Andrew Carr, CEO, Bull UK & Ireland said, “Nayan has extensive experience in the UK commercial and public sectors and will bring fresh impetus, drive and ideas to the sales team to ensure we deliver sustained growth.”
Previously, Kotecha was responsible for commercial sales within IT services at Capita. Prior to that, he worked as a regional sales manager for ComputerLand.
"I’m excited to be joining Bull at such a pivotal stage in its development,” he said. “Having seen the progress made over the past two years, I am looking forward to supporting Bull’s continued growth in line with the ambitious expansion plans outlined in the Bull 3.0 strategy.
“The company consistently demonstrates the capability of competing in this market with the flexible and agile approach already enjoyed by our many customers; and in my view this differentiates it in our marketplace,” he added. “In contrast, other larger, mid-tier managed service and infrastructure integrators have struggled to retain these qualities as they grow.
“With the development of Bull 3.0 and the introduction of additional service-based solutions, Bull has a positive future in offering existing customers greater choice and further developing our customer base in new sectors.”
In line with Bull 3.0, Kotecha will concentrate on driving sales growth, with an initial emphasis on managed services and infrastructure projects. “I will be concentrating, in particular, in growing Bull’s commercial business, to complement our strong presence in the public sector,” he adds.
Jackie Raybould brings a wealth of experience in UK and international managed services to her new role. In it, she is responsible for all Bull UK & Ireland service delivery and operations.
Previously, she was international services director at IT solutions provider, Specialist Computer Centres, where she was responsible for strategic managed services customers and developing an international centre of excellence.
Aligning with Bull 3.0, Raybould’s role will be focused on ensuring that the company’s services delivery capability can support Bull’s key initiatives around cloud and managed services; information management, including big data storage and advisory services, and high-performance computing (HPC).
"I was drawn to Bull by the company’s distinct market position but also by the passion of its employees,” said Raybould. “I believe people buy from people - particularly in the high performance infrastructure market where due to the nature of the solutions customers need a partner they can depend on for high quality service and support.
“Bull employees consistently demonstrate a level of commitment to service excellence that many customers believe is no longer available to them,” she added. “It is a pleasure to work with such a quality team and I'm sure this passion together with Bull's infrastructure design and service heritage will result in great success in the coming years."
Raybould continued: “Bull is a well-recognised brand in the design, delivery and support of mission critical infrastructures and notably in HPC where we have a great team of consultants and engineers who are experts in supporting and maintaining that approach. So, for me the key challenge going forward is to bring the other aspects of our service up to the same level. We want to ensure Bull becomes well-known not only as a provider of hardware and consultancy but also as a provider of quality managed services to deliver ongoing support to that equipment – particularly to the corporate market.”
Commenting on both appointments, Andrew Carr concluded, “I am delighted that we have managed to fill these key positions with experienced individuals who will bring fresh ideas and new approaches to enable us to continue and accelerate our evolution to Bull 3.0.”
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