Tag: Kevin Matthews

HP rejigs its channel people

HPDiversity and change are cited for the reasons that there’s been a reshuffle at HP Enterprise Group channel  personnel. Diversity and change. Change and diversity – those two magic words say so much and at the same time so very little.

Out is Kevin Matthews while in is Johnny Ansell.

Ansell is the new UK and Ireland indirect director for HP’s enterprise group.  He’s been at HP for fifteen years but most lately ran the HP networking business for the last 10 quarters.  Who has replaced him at the networking business remains a mystery.

According to a statement from Andy Isherwood, HP’s managing director, Matthews and others have driven “continuous growth” for over five years.

Isherwood cited his achievements as growth, relationships, and “innovation”.

What’s happened to Matthews?  HP isn’t ready to say but Isherwood said he will let us know, “once we have fully transitioned the channel business to the new leader”.  Happy transitioning.

Phoenix goes HP Platinum

HPHosting and managed IT services company Phoenix said it had been appointed to HP Platinum status.

The top tier accreditation, said Kevin Mathews, UK channel director of HP’s enterprise group, said it reflected the confidence it has in Phoenix. “By achieving Platinum status, Phoenix has demonstrated that it is an expert and very capable provider of HP enterprise group technology. I am very pleased to offer Phoenix our most prestigious accreditation.”

Stuart Dickinson, procurement and vendor director at Phoenix, which has an annual turnover of around £250 million, said:  “We have new offerings in the pipeline, incorporating HP technology and with this new status customers have the confidence and reassurance of dealing with a premier services provider.”