Exclusive Networks hires Paul Eccleston as new UK&I managing director

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Cybersecurity specialist Exclusive Networks has announced the appointment of Paul Eccleston as its new Mmanaging director for the UK and Ireland.

Eccleston takes the role with immediate effect, filling the position left vacant by former boss Graham Jones’ retirement back in May.

An experienced senior executive and sales leader, the industry veteran arrives with a history of building and scaling successful channel organisations, driving innovation, as well as accelerating growth around cyber security, enterprise software, SaaS, and cloud technologies.

In an announcement, Exclusive Networks CEO Jesper Trolle said the appointment is a “true testament to the power of the Exclusive brand and a real statement of intent” as it pushes on with its growth strategy.

“Having known Paul for ten years he has a strong entrepreneurial business acumen combined with an intimate knowledge and understanding of the evolving channel ecosystem, disruptive technologies, new consumption models and innovative services,” he said.

“These are an extremely rare mix of qualities and I’m really excited to see him joining Exclusive as we embark on our next phase of growth.”

Eccleston arrives with a wealth of channel knowledge and experience, having previously held executive leadership roles at Computacenter, SCC, and TechData. He also founded Nuvias in 2015 and scaled it into a multi-hundred-million-dollar business across EMEA in just five years.


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Eccleston joins the business from cloud security firm Zscaler, where he served as VP of international channels and alliances.

“This is a tremendous opportunity to help further scale a highly successful business and I’m delighted to be joining the Exclusive family,” commented Paul Eccleston, managing director of Exclusive Networks UK&I. “Cyber security is one of the defining technologies of our generation and Exclusive Networks has become synonymous with cyber security services in the channel in recent years.

“I’m really looking forward to working with the team to maximise growth opportunities, evolve our ecosystem, deliver service excellence, and create value for our vendors and partners.”

Daniel Todd

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