Mann, former European head of Siebel Systems, joins Close Partners
Henry, Chief Executive says "it's a great endorsement of the Close
Partners vision. We are determined to be Europe's first substantial
provider of business development solutions to the ICT industry.
With Bob's support in terms of strategy, investment funding and
business development, I'm even more confident we're going to get
says "Close Partners has an extremely exciting value proposition.
I like the pan-European reach - and the mix of strategic consulting
and high-impact field programs. And their outsourced 'virtual
subsidiary' model will prove very compelling for technology companies
where cost effective routes to market are critical to their success.
Many vendors are going to continue to struggle to generate shareholder
value - unless they find lower risk, lower cost, more flexible
sales and marketing models."
has spent over 23 years in the High Tech industry, the last 18
of which have been in software and services. In the last two years
he has focused his time working with UK and European technology
companies as a non-executive director and Chairman. In this role
he has successfully complete two rounds of investment funding
and managed a very complex merger and acquisition. He currently
holds a number of directorships and advisory positions within
the European technology industry. Having set up Siebel Systems
in Europe, Bob has extensive experience in building sales and
marketing operations for exceptionally fast growing software companies.
Prior to Siebel Systems he was European Vice President for Legent
with revenues of $175m and 500 people in Europe. He has a strong
background in general and sales management with companies such
as General Electric, Siebel, Interworld and Legent. He has experience
of European-Wide sales and marketing specifically into Fortune
500 companies. He has built and managed Global sales channels
and built strategic partnerships with companies such as IBM, Accenture,
PWC and Andersen.
Partners designs, builds, drives and manages high-performance,
pan-European routes-to-market for enterprise-class technology
vendors. Please visit www.closepartners.com for more information
- or contact Paul Henry on +44 (0)7778 418785 or firstname.lastname@example.org