Neil Muller quits Computacenter for Daisy Group

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Computacenter’s UK managing director, Neil Muller, is leaving the channel giant to join Daisy Group as its CEO in the New Year.

Matthew Riley, who founded Daisy in 2001 and has grown the company’s turnover to £350m, will remain active within the business, taking the position of executive chairman.

Muller, who has worked for Computacenter for more than two decades and who runs its UK business in the enterprise marketplace, will take up the new position at Daisy in February 2015 with a key focus on the midmarket.

In a statement, Riley said the appointment was vital for developing Daisy’s growth in the ICT space, especially its managed services portfolio.

It is anticipated that Muller will be based at the company’s Reading office, which houses more than a hundred staff, and is the main centre for its managed services operations.

Computacenter is yet to announce a replacement for Mueller.

The appointment follows the announcement this week that Daisy’s £494m management buyout – apparently the fifth biggest in the last five years – became unconditional.

Comments Riley: “This is a very exciting stage in the development of Daisy Group, and we are now perfectly positioned to become the major force in the SME and mid-market IT and business communications industry.

“With someone as experienced and ambitious as Neil at the helm, I have every confidence that the company will progress to an exciting new level of growth, and I look forward to working closely with him.”

Adds Muller: “The converging world of telecommunications and IT represents a host of exciting opportunities and Daisy is in a prime position to evolve and to adapt its existing capabilities, addressing new market dynamics and mid-market customer needs.

“I am very excited about working with Matthew and the Daisy team to identify new opportunities for growth, capitalise on market changes, and further enhance the customer experience.”

Daisy Group plc has 16 sites and employs more than 1500 people across the UK. Through acquisitions and growth, Daisy’s suite of products includes hosting, mobile, voice, and systems, now providing services to more than 65,000 business customers.


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