Cloud Distribution's Co-Founder Departs


Cloud Distribution, the “Cloud First” next-generation value added distributor (VAD) which specialises in Cyber Security and Networking Solutions, has announced a company reorganisation that sees Greg Harris, Finance & Operations Director and co-founder assuming a new role as the company’s Managing Director, whilst Adam Davison continues to be Sales and Marketing Director. They will be joined at the helm by fellow Directors, Grant Reddin and Bruce Hockin. Under a mutual and good-natured agreement, Scott Dobson, former Managing Director and co-founder has left the company. The terms of the agreement with Mr Dobson were not disclosed.

Greg Harris, Managing Director, said: “Scott’s contribution to Cloud Distribution’s journey thus far cannot be underestimated. He’s a true entrepreneur and a start-up genius. His specialism is in creating a business idea and establishing a firm foundation for growth. Almost a decade on from where he and I started, Scott’s work with Cloud Distribution is done, and he’s made the decision to move on to new ventures.

Cloud Distribution was founded in 2009 to bring innovative and disruptive cloud technologies – primarily in the Networking space – to the UK market. Most recently it has broadened its vendor portfolio to include a blend of newer, innovative players such as Pcysys, a new entrant to the pen-testing market, together with more-established brands, including Check Point Software, Aerohive Networks, Arista Networks and Blackberry Software. Other recent additions include CybSafe, Avi Networks, and HyTrust.

Cloud Distribution is well-positioned to continue to deliver on its Cloud First strategy, with its business built around two core technology growth areas – cyber security and networking solutions. A laser-like focus on these key areas has already resulted in significant and rapid growth for the company. In 2017, it achieved record revenues of over €16 million, and is on track to post in excess of €23 million turnover in 2018, representing circa 43% growth year over year.

2018 is proving to be another successful year for Cloud Distribution with many key achievements under its belt including:

  • Awarded EMEA Distributor of the Year from Blackberry

  • Winner of Best Cloud Distributor EMEA in Global Acronis Partner Awards

  • Created a focused Cyber Security Machine Learning and AI product portfolio with vendors including PCYSYS, Vectra Networks and Cybsafe

  • Recorded strong growth within its Data Protection portfolio from vendors including Altaro, Actifio, Acronis and Hytrust

  • Continued interest and uptake in SD-WAN technology from Peplink and hyperconvergence solutions from Pivot3

  • Strong take-up of its range of Partner Enablement services

Greg Harris concluded: “our current trajectory is definitely one of continued rapid growth, through focusing our efforts on our existing Cyber Security and Networking vendor portfolio. As it stands today, we’re on course to deliver our best revenue numbers yet.