Exertis Continues its Retail Push With Key Management Appointments

Exertis, a leading distributor of technology products for the B2B, mobile and retail markets today announced some key management appointments within its highly successful consumer division that contributes significant revenue and profit for the company.

Mike Buley has been promoted to the new role of managing director for the division, continuing to report to Paul Bryan, Exertis UK & I managing director. He will lead a strong and highly talented team of senior managers that have extensive experience and are widely respected within the retail sector.

“Mike has been instrumental in building our retail business for more than a decade. He has played a key role in developing our consumer division, managing the evolving requirements of a wide range of retail store and on-line customers that need to meet the demands of consumers in an increasingly competitive and challenging market. Highly respected by his colleagues, by our vendors and by our customers for his drive, innovation, commitment and knowledge of the retail sector, Mike is the ideal person to implement the ambitious plans we have to grow our revenue and provide the products, solutions and services that enable our customers to create a great consumer experience,” said Paul Bryan, Exertis UK & I, managing director.

Reporting to Buley, the consumer division’s senior management team that will lead the business in its next phase of growth comprises of:

• Alex Croft, commercial director and Jon Sutherland, sales director – based in Harlow. Both take on an expanded role responsible for the following categories: gaming, leisure, peripherals, Microsoft, software, core electricals and accessories. • Glen McClelland, sales and commercial director based in Harlow and responsible for premium audio and own branded products. • Liam La Cumbre, commercial director, based in Basingstoke and responsible for consumer, commodity networks and Smart Tech, and supporting computing, TFT, print, components, and mobile. • Mike Harris, sales director, based in Basingstoke and responsible for computing, commodity networks, components, mobile, consumer, visual, Smart Tech, print, accessories, UC devices, premium and own brands. “I am delighted to be leading a team of such talented individuals who have many years of experience in retail and in a wide variety of consumer categories. We have established a great platform for growth with the opportunity to build on our success by enabling our customers to innovate in what remains a transformative time for retail. Consumers are more empowered than ever, and technology has the means to meet and exceed their expectations. Exertis is well placed with its range of retail services to help our customers in areas such as drop shipment, electronic software distribution, category management, in-store displays and marketing,” said Buley.

About Exertis

Exertis is the leading technology distributor of consumer, business and enterprise products from established and emerging technology brands in the UK, and a wholly owned subsidiary of parent company DCC PLC, a FTSE 100 company. After 37 years of profitability Exertis continues to outperform the market, achieving revenues of £3.08 billion in FY2018.

Exertis (UK) Ltd represents over 470 manufacturers in the UK alone, spanning more than 22,000 products across mobile, computing and accessories, consumer electronics, entertainment, print, networking, servers and storage, unified communications, security and AV solutions. Exertis’ market-leading approach, teamed with a state-of-the-art distribution centre, next day delivery and a host of managed services, including end-user fulfilment, assures the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction at all times.

To learn more visit www.exertis.com

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