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NaviSite names new European channels head

NaviSite Europe has named David Penny as Regional Channel Director and Gary Smallman as Operations Director. The aim is to boost NaviSite's footprint in the UK market and expand NaviSite's European presence.

David Penny joins from Huawei where he and his team setup the channel business for the company and grew it from a start-up organisation to a significant business arm, with relationships established via the UK major distributors and over 100 VARs, Managed Service Providers and Systems Integrators. In his new role, he will be in charge of developing and driving NaviSite Europe's channel programme with a focus on new partner recruitment and establishing solid go to market plans with existing and new partners across the UK and Europe.

With over 15 years of experience working in managerial and consultative positions within operations and data centre environments, Gary Smallman has been appointed the role of director of operations at NaviSite, where he will be responsible for continuing to drive services to NaviSite's ever growing customer base. Previously employed as the Service Delivery Lead for Charityshare, h has delivered IT services to multiple major charities. He also held positions at Colt Technology Services, and CSC.

Sean McAvan, Managing Director, NaviSite said: "As we continue to grow our business we need the best people at the top to drive our vision of being the most reliable and flexible cloud and managed services provider in the UK. We look forward to having them help grow our business in the increasingly competitive cloud and managed hosting market in the UK and across Europe."