Hoard Joins Westcoast To Head Cloud Profesional Services

Westcoast has appointed Chris Hoard as its new Head of Cloud Professional Services.

Chris joins from cloud services and solutions provider Cobweb where he has been Head of Professional Services for the last four years.

In his new role, Chris will focus on driving Westcoast’s rapidly growing cloud services business. In particular, he will lead on delivering the firm’s existing professional services offering aimed at Westcoast’s CSP partners.

Mark Davies, Westcoast’s Cloud Services Director, said: “Recruiting Chris is a major coup for Westcoast. He is an industry stalwart and his cloud expertise is second to none. His brief is to work closely with our partners to supplement and enhance their cloud-based skills, capabilities and offerings.”

Added Mark: “Chris and his team will be there to open up all sorts of new possibilities and opportunities for the reseller community, broadening the scope of what they deliver, adding value and closing any skills gaps. Head of Cloud Professional Services is a brand new role at Westcoast and its creation is yet another demonstration of our total commitment to investment in the cloud.”

Chris Hoard said: “I’m thrilled to be joining the number one CSP distributor in the UK. I’ve seen how successful Westcoast have been – for example, the first distie to hit 100,000 CSP seats – and I can’t wait to start helping the company to grow even faster.”

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David Dungay

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