Westcon names EMEA ops VP
Westcon Group, a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers, today announced the company has tapped a former Avaya veteran to lead its newly converged European unified communications, European security and Africa/India/Middle East operations. Jeremy Butt brings to Westcon more than 20-years of sales and marketing expertise, leading successful worldwide channel efforts at Avaya and Motorola.
While at Avaya, Jeremy Butt managed the company's 9,000 relationships with systems integrators, service providers, distributors, value-added resellers and solutions providers. He played a central role in the launch and ongoing success of Avaya Connect – the company's first global channel program.
"For more than two decades, Jeremy has built a reputation as one of the premier executives in the channel. During that time, Westcon has also strengthened our leadership brand across Europe, the Middle East and Africa," said Dean Douglas, President and Chief Executive Officer, Westcon Group. "Jeremy is a great hire for us – as he'll bring the right mix of experience and leadership necessary to power our next stage of growth."
As newly-appointed EMEA Executive Vice President, Jeremy Butt will bring together separate regional business units into an EMEA regional unit. Responsible for strengthening partner relationships and expanding the reach of Westcon's Unified Communications and Security business practices, he will drive profitability for new and existing customers and markets across EMEA.