Close Brothers Announces New Strategic Hires

Close Brothers Announces New Strategic Hires
29.02.2016 09:45 am

Close Brothers Announces New Strategic Hires

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Close Brothers today announced that it has appointed three industry heavy hitters to its Technology Services Division to enhance the division’s offering and drive business growth for the company. Reporting into Ian McVicar, managing director, are Sean Callanan, director of technology & services; Nick Moody, director of business development, and David Forbes, director of sales.

Sean joins Close Brothers from Hewlett Packard Financial Services, where he held the position of asset recovery leader responsible for managing the technology value-add services offered to HP’s global customers across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Sean will lead on the division’s sustainability solutions offering and focus on the re-use of IT, enabling customers to take advantage of a true circular IT economy.

Both Nick and David join Close Brothers from Lombard Technology Services.

Nick led its business development activities, and brings with him 16 years’ experience in sales, strategy and business development, as well as a solid background in financial services marketing. Nick will head up business development for Close Brothers Technology Services.

David held the position of regional sales director, joining the Lombard Technology Services board in 2012 where he was an instrumental part of the most successful period in its 30 year history. David will lead the business’s sales effort.

Set up in Q4 2015, Close Brothers Technology Services forms part of the Close Brothers Leasing and Rentals division and offers UK businesses support when acquiring, deploying, financing and managing their technology assets.

Ian McVicar, managing director of Close Brothers Technology Services commented: “These new hires are further evidence of the high calibre team we are creating at Close Brothers Technology Services. By adding additional expertise to our business, we aim to be the go-to provider for businesses looking to reduce their IT expenditure, boost efficiency, and improve control to deliver more sustainable solutions.”

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