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Monday 13 November 2017

Softcat names new CEO

softcatIn May it was announced that long-time Softcat CEO, Martin Hellawell, was planning to step down from the role once a successor was found. Today the company has announced that Graeme Watt will join the Board as Chief Executive from 1st April 2018. And, as planned, Hellawell will take on the role of Non-Executive Chairman, having been at the helm for 11 years.

Watt is currently Senior Vice President EMEA, Advanced and Specialist Solutions, at Tech Data Corporation, the US distribution firm headquartered in Florida. Prior to that he was President for Avnet Technology Solutions, EMEA – until Tech Data acquired it in early 2017. He has also spent time at Bell Micro and Computer 2000, meaning Watt really is a channel ‘veteran’.

The search process for a new leader has been extensive, and rightly so. Softcat is thriving (see Softcat grows for its 48th consecutive quarter) and Hellawell has put heart and soul into creating a robust and stable business. We wish Watt and Hellawell well in their new roles.

Posted by Kate Hanaghan at '08:55' - Tagged: people   channel   growth  

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