Wollaghan has had a good week. He started the role of partner development lead this week, after his predecessor Martin Gregory left the role of partner business and development director earlier this year. Gregory did not have time to warm the seat when his predecessor Linda Rendleman returned to to the US last summer.
Wollaghan has been a Microsoft Vole for three years, during which time he has run its SMB and telesales business. He had a decade working for Symantec before that.
Wollaghan’s job is a bit different to the one occupied by Gregory and Rendleman. For a start he will have a wider remit.
Clare Barclay, Microsoft UK’s general manager for small and mid-market solutions and partners said that Wollaghan will take the the lead on partner strategy stuff. Microsoft is investing more in partner development because we see the opportunity in the cloud.