Foxall quits Computacenter

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Computacenter stalwart Adrian Foxall has left the channel giant to head up software company Camwood.

Foxall (pictured) will replace his brother, Frank, as CEO of the firm, which specialises in application portfolio management. In turn, Frank Foxall will take up a position as a non-executive board director of Camwood Capital.

Foxall, who starts the new role on July 2, is well-known in the channel. As hardware sales director at Computacenter he was responsible for sales of more than £400m. Thereafter responsible for networking, security, and unified comms, he doubled the business within two years. Foxall was then made director of Cisco at the VAR, followed by alliances director.

Commenting on his appointment, Camwood chairman Graham Norfolk says, “Adrian has a proven track record in providing strong leadership, achieving impressive top and bottom line growth and creating strong cultures. The Board and I are very confident that he can add considerably to the commercial momentum that we have established over the last two years.

“In this current economic climate the need for businesses to rapidly change and grow is paramount. Making this happen requires a catalyst and this is exactly the role we see Adrian performing both for Camwood and our clients, partners and technology vendors going forward.”

Explains Foxall: “The timing is perfect to be leading Camwood, with its well-recognised brand. It has the innovation, expertise, technology and operational capability to help businesses exploit the benefits offered by effective management of applications and new technology platforms such as Windows 7, 8 and the cloud.”

Following the sale of App-DNA, a software toolset for application management for $92m in November 2011, (providing a significant 32x ROI for investors), Camwood bought out its institutional investors, Matrix and Foresight in April 2012. To date more than four million users have migrated to Windows using Camwood’s tools.

Christine Horton

Christine has been a tech journalist for over 20 years, 10 of which she spent exclusively covering the IT Channel. From 2006-2009 she worked as the editor of Channel Business, before moving on to ChannelPro where she was editor and, latterly, senior editor.

Since 2016, she has been a freelance writer, editor, and copywriter and continues to cover the channel in addition to broader IT themes. Additionally, she provides media training explaining what the channel is and why it’s important to businesses.