John Zimmer has Been Recruited to the Role of EMEA Channel Manager
With over 20 years experience in the IT industry, John Zimmer has been directly involved in the sales, marketing and business development of key technologies in mainframe operations, infrastructure management and business service management from their first entry into the market through their evolutionary paths, as widely used mature and divergent solutions today.
John joins Abilisoft from L’arbre Solutions, where he specialised in introducing and marketing new and innovative management software solutions to the UK market, which by design challenged the old approaches to managing IT through the application of the latest thinking and techniques, leveraging an organisation's legacy management investments wherever possible, and applying new patented functionality to solve the growing complexity of IT issues in more timely and cost efficient manner.
Prior to joining L’arbre Solutions, John was responsible for the channel marketing of Managed Objects’ business service management (BSM) solutions across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In this capacity as, EMEA Channel Director, he managed the company’s relationships with key alliance partners in the region. Joining Managed Objects in 2001, Zimmer built and developed a network that generated approximately 50% of the company’s European sales of BSM and related products, such as CMS & SLM.
Additionally, John has worked for Novell, Computer Associates, Legent Software and Goal Systems holding managerial and senior sales roles in the UK, US and France. John’s track record in developing channel relationships and sales has been recognised through a number of awards throughout his career from Managed Objects, Computer Associates, Legent Software and Goal Systems Software.
Mark Cowan, CEO at Abilisoft, commented; “John Zimmer is a great addition to the Abilisoft team and we are delighted to have him on board. Our strategy for 2011 is to continue our aggressive growth through channel partner activity, and with his experience and industry connections, we believe that John is best placed to do this for us.”
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