Simon Burckhardt, the former Vonage UK MD, has been appointed Chairman of Support to Win, the Fleet based Managed Service and UC experts. Support to Win was recently spun out of Train to Win, the telecoms training company for the channel and have been providing outsourced managed services for the last 2 years to a variety of channel partners and service providers including Gamma, NFON, Chess & Vonage.
The business has built its reputation, by providing a portfolio of services designed to fill the gaps that exist within services providers and partners including Managed Provisioning, in-life management and customer On-Boarding. They have recently launched their Managed Migration service and are experiencing a period of rapid growth after successfully securing several large contracts in the last quarter.
Simon brings a depth of experience gained from senior “C” level roles held in companies such as BT, Telefonica, MTS in Russia and Ooredoo in the Middle East and Asia. Up until June of this year Simon was Managing Director of Vonage’s UK and International UCaaS business, where he turned around Vonage UK producing double digit year on year growth over the last 5 years and launching Vonage’s UC proposition in Australia in February.
“I am delighted and honoured to be offered the role of Chairmen of Support to Win. I have always been impressed by Support to Win, who helped us enormously when I was at Vonage. As the UK UC marketplace consolidates I strongly believe the expertise and resources available at companies such as Support to Win will become invaluable to facilitate value creation of any consolidation activity. As Mark Twain once said ‘During the Gold Rush it is a good idea to invest in the picks and shovels!” Simon Burckhardt, Chairmen Support to Win.
“We are seeing a significant demand for the services of Support to Win as the pace of mergers and acquisitions of UK UC companies and platforms increases. These exciting developments have meant we are having to transform the business, and we are therefore delighted to add to the team’s experience and knowledge by welcoming Simon Burckhardt as Chairman” Julie Mills, CEO Support to Win.
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