US VAR Paragon Micro to expand into the UK

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Paragon Micro has announced plans for its first overseas expansion, with the US value-added reseller gearing up to launch a subsidiary in the UK.

The UK Operations and Sales arm of the business is set to launch in April, the firm revealed, with tech sales veteran Donavan Hutchinson to take the reins as managing director of the UK & Europe region.

Hutchinson, who brings 17 years’ experience of helping international VARs expand into the UK market, will head new offices located near Sheffield and London.

“International expansion has long been part of our plan as it presents a tremendous growth opportunity for Paragon Micro given that a large percentage of the IT market is located outside the US,” said President and CEO Jeff Reimer. “The UK is home to many international divisions of our major US clients.

“The opening of this office is in response to our US customers who conduct business in Europe and require the same kind of IT hardware, software, and solutions - globally.”

Founded in 2008, Paragon Micro has quickly established itself as a leading player in the US market, achieving sustained growth and winning industry accolades along the way. With annual sales of $150 million, the IT hardware, software and services provider has become an authorised partner for over 1,000 OEMS, including large tech companies such as Microsoft, HP, Dell and Cisco.

Recognised as a Top Company to Work For in the US, the firm said it aims to hit the same high standards with its UK venture, which will mark the first milestone in the firm’s “aggressive expansion” into critical global markets.

"I’m excited to join the Paragon Micro team as part of this expansion into the United Kingdom and equally excited to introduce our world-class approach to providing hardware, software, and solutions to new clients," Hutchinson commented.

"We welcome the opportunity to forge new partnerships with companies using Paragon Micro’s blueprint of being the best IT Provider in the industry that has driven exceptional success in the United States."

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