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London, United Kingdom – Sungard Availability Services ® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, has appointed Charles Quinn as its new Senior Vice President of EMEA and APAC Sales. Quinn will lead a European sales team of over 200 people. Covering the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland Sweden, and India, Quinn joins Sungard AS’ leadership team and will report directly to Alfred Binford, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Solutions.
This appointment comes at an important time for Sungard AS, which has recently furthered its EMEA presence with the expansion of its Channel Partner Program into EMEA and increased investment into its Irish operations. Its increased presence and expanding cloud, production and recovery solutions will enable even more customers to benefit from Sungard AS’ more than 35 years’ experience.
Charles brings over 25 years’ worth of sales and leadership experience having worked at the likes of Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Microsoft. In each of these organizations, Charles has demonstrated a proven track-record of building strong growth positions in highly competitive markets.
Most recently, Charles served as Group Managing Director for ECS, a fast-growing, award-winning IT consultancy and professional services company. In this capacity, he was responsible for the group strategy, growth and results delivery – with revenue growing substantially under his leadership. Prior to ECS, he spent a considerable length of time with Hewlett-Packard where, among other roles, he notably served as Vice President for EMEA.
“Throughout his career, Charles has established himself as a highly-respected business leader with a customer-centric and engaging leadership approach. I am very excited to welcome Charles to my team, and to the overall Sungard AS Leadership Team.”
Quinn added: “I’m delighted to be joining Sungard AS as it continues to further develop its presence across EMEA. It’s impressive how the business has managed to evolve over the last 35 years to continue to meet its customers recovery and production demands. I have every confidence in my Sungard AS team to continue supporting our customers and meeting their ever-changing needs.”