Arrow exec Ellis jumps to Exclusive Group

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Exclusive Group has recruited Arrow ECS exec David Ellis to head up the distributor’s global services.

Exclusive says Ellis will use his “experience in supporting new and disruptive technologies to roll out new services offerings for the cybersecurity market.

“Services have always been at the heart of our value-add and are embedded in our DNA,” comments says Barrie Desmond, COO of Exclusive Group. “Increasingly we’re seeing more and more global deals and our ability to support these will add even more value to both our vendor and channel partners alike. Global services are a key part of our growth strategy over the next three to five years and David will play a crucial role in achieving this. I’m pleased to welcome him on board and looking forward to working with him for what promises to be an exciting journey ahead.”

Ellis was most recently part of the senior leadership team for Arrow ECS in EMEA, responsible for vendor business development and the roll-out of new propositions. Before that, he was director of New Technology and Services at Computerlinks before its acquisition by Arrow. In his 13 years with Computerlinks he built and grew an e-Security offering before assuming responsibility for services, emerging technology and market sectors.

“Over recent years Exclusive Group has built an enviable reputation for disrupting traditional value-add distribution and I’m really excited to now be part of this,” says Ellis. “In my time within the industry I’ve identified and brought to market a number of new technologies and services, and have seen the cybersecurity market evolve at breakneck speed. I can’t wait to start helping our vendor and channel partners achieve even more value from their relationship with Exclusive Group through new global service offerings.”

In February Exclusive Group announced organic growth of 31 percent and revenues of €1.04bn for 2015, achieving its goal of hitting €1bn annual revenues nearly two years ahead of plan.


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