Comparex selects Richard Best for UK general manager

Business deal

Bytes Software Services' service director Richard Best has been named as UK general manager at COMPAREX, helping the company build its managed services offering.

He will work with partners to offer more valuable innovative solutions in the licence management, sourcing, technical product consulting and cloud-based managed service space.

“From speaking with the senior management team, they have a clear vison of where they want the company to go and I wanted to be a part of it," Best said. "COMPAREX’s has the global presence, technical skills and expertise to deliver a complete global managed service, and I believe that will be an attractive proposition for many organisations as they continue their cloud journey.”

Best worked at Bytes for nine years, helping the business grow its cloud and services offering, growing revenues in the sector, defining the firm's go to market strategy and driving sales. Before joining Bytes, he workd for six years at Teksys as software services director, launching the company's software asset management (SAM) managed services and helping to develop the ITIL Best Practice Guidelines and the ISO 19770 standard in the UK.

“We are delighted to have Richard on board, as we continue to transform our business and focus on being a global managed services provider,” Maarten van Montfoort, vice president of Northwest Europe at COMPAREX said.

“Richard brings a great wealth of services expertise to the business, which is hugely important as we look to nurture more contractual, rather than transactional, relationships with our clients. We have already successfully launched a number of global managed services and we plan to roll out more as we continue to change the balance of our business.”

Clare Hopping
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