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Leadership

EMEA Management Team

 

Jeremy Butt
EVP of EMEA, Westcon-Comstor

A seasoned channel and IT executive from both Avaya and Motorola, Jeremy Butt currently serves as Westcon-Comstor EVP of EMEA responsible for development and execution of both business strategy and P&L functions across the region. He comes to Westcon-Comstor after serving as VP of Worldwide Channels at Avaya, leading the organization by developing strategies and policies for more than 9,000 systems integrators, service providers, distributors, value-added resellers and solution providers. Jeremy was also responsible for the successful launch of Avaya’s first global channel program, the award-winning Avaya Connect. Other experience includes key positions at Motorola, guiding worldwide channel efforts for the enterprise mobility business. An industry leader and visionary with extensive technology and sales expertise, Jeremy also held senior management positions at WatchGuard Technologies, Cisco and Hayes Microcomputer Products.
 
 

Richard Hodgetts
CFO of EMEA, WestconGroup

A longtime influencer in corporate finance, Richard Hodgetts is WestconGroup CFO of EMEA, tasked with leading finance strategy and execution throughout the region. For nearly five years, Richard served as finance director for the company’s operations in the UK. He comes to WestconGroup after spending a decade in senior commercial finance roles with software vendors Attachmate and Compuware. Richard also held a number of finance positions with airline caterer Alpha Airports Group. His advanced education includes a B.S. in Finance from UEA, and he is a Chartered Management Accountant.
 
 

Willem De Haan
SVP of Security Solutions Central Europe & EMEA, Westcon-Comstor

Willem de Haan currently serves as Westcon-Comstor SVP of Security Solutions in EMEA responsible for the Practice’s portfolio and go-to-market strategy across the region. He combines this role with area leadership of the Central European region, responsible for all Westcon and Comstor activities in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Eastern Europe. Willem previously led the company’s Security division in Europe, restructuring its portfolio and go to market, bolstering sales and optimizing returns. He also championed business development efforts for Westcon-Comstor in emerging markets, launching Comstor’s Greenfield operations in both the Middle East and Czech Republic, and later closing a joint venture with distributor Indeks Group. He comes to Westcon-Comstor after serving as EVP of the data communications, security, systems and storage distribution business at Landis Group. He also held leadership roles at both Getronics Group and A-line Technologies. Willem has a B.B.A. in Commercial Technology from Nyenrode Business University and a B.S. from the Eindhoven University of Technology.
 
 

Donna Bain
VP of HR EMEA, Westcon-Comstor

Donna Bain has been with Westcon-Comstor for nearly two decades and now serves as VP of Human Resources throughout EMEA. Donna’s career in Westcon-Comstor has evolved as the company has. Her prior roles have been finance manager, personal assistant and Marketing Events manager before she moved into HR full time. Prior to joining Westcon-Comstor, Donna was a senior auditor for the Royal Air Force.
 
 

Daniel Hurel
Area Sales Leader Southern Europe, Westcon-Comstor

With a career spanning three decades in sales, engineering and management, Daniel Hurel is the area sales leader in Southern Europe. In his current position, Daniel is tasked with designing and successfully executing sales strategies, enabling Westcon-Comstor to compete across the region. He previously was executive GM for the company’s security business, leading the group through the integration of two successful acquisitions. He comes to Westcon-Comstor from RISC Technology in France, where he served as both GM and operations director. Daniel also spent more than 10 years at global communications and security distributor Anixter, where he held a range of sales and marketing management positions. His advanced education includes a Brevet de Technicien Supérieur de Electronics degree from Lycée du Tampon.
 

 

Réné Klein
Area Sales Leader North West Europe, Westcon-Comstor

Réné Klein is an IT industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience driving channel sales, partner enablement and marketing for a range of high-profile start-ups. He previously served in a wide range of business-critical functions across the organization, including managing the Avaya portfolio in Benelux. Additionally Réné also was both GM for Westcon-Comstor’s UCC business in Benelux and France as well as GM for Benelux, DACH and Eastern Europe. Previously Réné served in senior positions at both Crane Telecommunications Group and HOMIJ Technische Installaties. His advanced education includes work at Hogeschool Rotterdam in The Netherlands.
 
 

Tony Nevill
Area Sales Leader United Kingdom and Ireland, Westcon-Comstor

A sales and management expert, Tony Nevill is the area sales leader in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In his current role, Tony leads all sales efforts across the region. He previously drove operations for the company’s Cisco-dedicated business unit in the UK and earlier ran operations, training and services. Tony comes to Westcon-Comstor from Computer 2000, where he was GM of the company’s SMB Sales teams and Apple division.
 
 

Steve Lockie
Area Sales Leader Middle East, Westcon-Comstor

Steve Lockie is the area sales leader for the 15 countries that make up the company’s Middle East Operations. Since joining the company, he built the Comstor operation in the region before taking overall responsibility for the establishment, development and growth of both Westcon and Comstor. Prior to joining Westcon-Comstor, Steve was responsible for the UK and Middle East Operations of Tech Data. He has held leadership roles in the value and broadline IT distribution business in EMEA for more than 20 years. Through continual engagement and improvements, the company’s Middle East Operation was recognized as a Best Employer in MEA by Aon Hewitt in 2014 and continues to set distribution benchmarks in the region.  
 
 

Eric Odipo
Area Sales Leader Africa, Westcon-Comstor

With more than 25 years of experience in sales, marketing, management and engineering, Eric Odipo serves as the area sales leader in Africa responsible for leading all sales efforts in the region. Prior to joining Westcon-Comstor, he was the country GM for Microsoft’s East and Southern Africa subsidiary, executing the company’s strategy in this multi-country region. He also held leadership roles at Sara Lee for their Central and East Africa subsidiary, and General Motors. Eric has a Bachelor of Technology degree and is working toward an MBA in Marketing.