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May 24

AT&T/WarnerMedia Vet Joins N-able Leadership Team as Head of Security

By | Managed Services News

The SolarWinds MSP spinoff should be complete later this spring.

New chief security officer Dave MacKinnon is the latest addition to the N-able leadership team.

The SolarWinds MSP spinoff also hired Peter Anastos as executive vice president and general counsel. The spinoff should be complete later this spring.

As part of the N-able leadership team, MacKinnon will be responsible for the company’s information security operation. That includes product and application security, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), and security incident response. He brings over 20 years of experience leading global security teams across various industries.

Most recently, he was AT&T/WarnerMedia‘s senior director of security operations and response. There, he implemented a security program managing incident response events.

N-able's Dave McKinnon

N-able’s Dave MacKinnon

“I am ready to dive into helping the product and technology teams continue to manage, monitor and secure the N-able infrastructure,” MacKinnon said. “The team at N-able has built a great security foundation. And my focus will be to continue building upon that and fully developing a program that is secure by design, so we can keep helping our partners manage, detect and respond to today’s threats.”

New General Counsel

Anastos previously served in senior leadership roles for both private and public companies. He has more than 20 years of general counsel experience, and will lead N-able‘s legal and corporate development functions. Most recently, he was Access Information Management’s general counsel.

N-able's Peter Anastos

N-able’s Peter Anastos

“I’m looking forward to working with the team at N-able, which has such a strong partner and technology focus,” he said. “My main focus will be to support N-able and its partners in this dynamic, growing global market, by continuing to provide the foundation for MSPs to be successful.”

John Pagliuca is N-able’s president.

“Dave is well known for his extensive security background and knowledge, which makes him the perfect fit in such an important focus area for N-able, our MSP partners and their customers,” he said. “Peter has a proven legal track record and will be a tremendous asset and leader at N-able. I’m looking forward to seeing this growing executive team support our partners in helping them succeed.”

May 24

D&H Distributing Positions Itself as Rival to Tech Data-Synnex

By | Managed Services News

The distributor says it will become the third-largest broadline distributor after posting its latest financials.

D&H Distributing is positioning itself as a rival to the combined might of Tech Data-Synnex.

The distributor says it will become the third largest broadline distributor off the back of its latest financials.

D&H’s combined U.S. and Canadian revenue now exceeds $5 billion. It expects its full fiscal year growth to exceed 19% in the US and 15% in Canada. The company also experienced 34% growth of business through its VARs, and double-digit growth in its consumer sector.

D&H saw double- and even triple-digit growth in key areas in its last fiscal quarter. This includes a 160% increase in cloud sales bookings, and 53% growth in professional services.

D&H Distributing co-president Dan Schwab commented on the impending merger of two of the firm’s largest competitors. He said it only demonstrates distribution’s “inherent ability to evolve.” He said they were “cultivating new business practices in order to present new deliverables and opportunities for partners.”

However, D&H pointed out it is the only distribution giant to focus primarily on SMB and midmarket partners.

Schwab added that D&H was “exceedingly proud” of the role its partners have played in maintaining stability in the business community throughout 2020.

Investment in Personnel

The distributor also saw growth in endpoint devices and collaboration technology supporting work-from-anywhere and remote learning. It also logged “solid performances” in still-emerging categories such as ProAV and esports.

Elsewhere, the company claimed its demand-generation business model helped drive the strong growth. This is supported by the employee co-owners that own more than a third of the company.

The firm is adding more than 100 personnel in the areas of sales, solution engineering and sales support.

The distributor also has a new Components and Gaming team. It has appointed four new leaders dedicated to esports sales and deployment, especially in K-12 education.

D&H has also launched an Education Community engagement group. This is a peer engagement council that will work with vendors to develop direction for programs and services.

Increasing Credit

D&H is also extending its $225 million in monthly downstream credit increases across the U.S. and Canada. This will continue to expand to an additional $300 million per month to support partners’ business needs.

D&H Distributing's Michael Schwab

D&H’s Michael Schwab

This will bolster purchasing power for key channel accounts, for partners to pursue higher-scale projects in the midmarket. The extensions can help partners to take advantage of imminent infrastructure refreshes for employees working from home. Upgrades will span high-performance computing devices, Wi-Fi, security, printing and imaging, and software for use in remote work environments.

“Through years of market highs and lows, D&H’s partner-centric model has been proven successful,” said D&H co-president Michael Schwab. “We’ll continue to develop credit offerings, educational opportunities and enablement for the channel.”

D&H will also open a 750,000 square-foot distribution center in its home city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in September. The increased warehousing capacity will include a fully modernized supply-chain logistics program to support manufacturers.

May 24

AT&T/WarnerMedia Vet Joins N-able Leadership Team as Head of Security

By | Managed Services News

The SolarWinds MSP spinoff should be complete later this spring.

New chief security officer Dave MacKinnon is the latest addition to the N-able leadership team.

The SolarWinds MSP spinoff also hired Peter Anastos as executive vice president and general counsel. The spinoff should be complete later this spring.

As part of the N-able leadership team, MacKinnon will be responsible for the company’s information security operation. That includes product and application security, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), and security incident response. He brings over 20 years of experience leading global security teams across various industries.

Most recently, he was AT&T/WarnerMedia‘s senior director of security operations and response. There, he implemented a security program managing incident response events.

N-able's Dave McKinnon

N-able’s Dave MacKinnon

“I am ready to dive into helping the product and technology teams continue to manage, monitor and secure the N-able infrastructure,” MacKinnon said. “The team at N-able has built a great security foundation. And my focus will be to continue building upon that and fully developing a program that is secure by design, so we can keep helping our partners manage, detect and respond to today’s threats.”

New General Counsel

Anastos previously served in senior leadership roles for both private and public companies. He has more than 20 years of general counsel experience, and will lead N-able‘s legal and corporate development functions. Most recently, he was Access Information Management’s general counsel.

N-able's Peter Anastos

N-able’s Peter Anastos

“I’m looking forward to working with the team at N-able, which has such a strong partner and technology focus,” he said. “My main focus will be to support N-able and its partners in this dynamic, growing global market, by continuing to provide the foundation for MSPs to be successful.”

John Pagliuca is N-able’s president.

“Dave is well known for his extensive security background and knowledge, which makes him the perfect fit in such an important focus area for N-able, our MSP partners and their customers,” he said. “Peter has a proven legal track record and will be a tremendous asset and leader at N-able. I’m looking forward to seeing this growing executive team support our partners in helping them succeed.”

May 24

D&H Distributing Positions Itself as Rival to Tech Data-Synnex

By | Managed Services News

The distributor says it will become the third-largest broadline distributor after posting its latest financials.

D&H Distributing is positioning itself as a rival to the combined might of Tech Data-Synnex.

The distributor says it will become the third largest broadline distributor off the back of its latest financials.

D&H’s combined U.S. and Canadian revenue now exceeds $5 billion. It expects its full fiscal year growth to exceed 19% in the US and 15% in Canada. The company also experienced 34% growth of business through its VARs, and double-digit growth in its consumer sector.

D&H saw double- and even triple-digit growth in key areas in its last fiscal quarter. This includes a 160% increase in cloud sales bookings, and 53% growth in professional services.

D&H Distributing co-president Dan Schwab commented on the impending merger of two of the firm’s largest competitors. He said it only demonstrates distribution’s “inherent ability to evolve.” He said they were “cultivating new business practices in order to present new deliverables and opportunities for partners.”

However, D&H pointed out it is the only distribution giant to focus primarily on SMB and midmarket partners.

Schwab added that D&H was “exceedingly proud” of the role its partners have played in maintaining stability in the business community throughout 2020.

Investment in Personnel

The distributor also saw growth in endpoint devices and collaboration technology supporting work-from-anywhere and remote learning. It also logged “solid performances” in still-emerging categories such as ProAV and esports.

Elsewhere, the company claimed its demand-generation business model helped drive the strong growth. This is supported by the employee co-owners that own more than a third of the company.

The firm is adding more than 100 personnel in the areas of sales, solution engineering and sales support.

The distributor also has a new Components and Gaming team. It has appointed four new leaders dedicated to esports sales and deployment, especially in K-12 education.

D&H has also launched an Education Community engagement group. This is a peer engagement council that will work with vendors to develop direction for programs and services.

Increasing Credit

D&H is also extending its $225 million in monthly downstream credit increases across the U.S. and Canada. This will continue to expand to an additional $300 million per month to support partners’ business needs.

D&H Distributing's Michael Schwab

D&H’s Michael Schwab

This will bolster purchasing power for key channel accounts, for partners to pursue higher-scale projects in the midmarket. The extensions can help partners to take advantage of imminent infrastructure refreshes for employees working from home. Upgrades will span high-performance computing devices, Wi-Fi, security, printing and imaging, and software for use in remote work environments.

“Through years of market highs and lows, D&H’s partner-centric model has been proven successful,” said D&H co-president Michael Schwab. “We’ll continue to develop credit offerings, educational opportunities and enablement for the channel.”

D&H will also open a 750,000 square-foot distribution center in its home city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in September. The increased warehousing capacity will include a fully modernized supply-chain logistics program to support manufacturers.

May 24

AT&T/WarnerMedia Vet Joins N-able Leadership Team as Head of Security

By | Managed Services News

The SolarWinds MSP spinoff should be complete later this spring.

New chief security officer Dave MacKinnon is the latest addition to the N-able leadership team.

The SolarWinds MSP spinoff also hired Peter Anastos as executive vice president and general counsel. The spinoff should be complete later this spring.

As part of the N-able leadership team, MacKinnon will be responsible for the company’s information security operation. That includes product and application security, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), and security incident response. He brings over 20 years of experience leading global security teams across various industries.

Most recently, he was AT&T/WarnerMedia‘s senior director of security operations and response. There, he implemented a security program managing incident response events.

N-able's Dave McKinnon

N-able’s Dave MacKinnon

“I am ready to dive into helping the product and technology teams continue to manage, monitor and secure the N-able infrastructure,” MacKinnon said. “The team at N-able has built a great security foundation. And my focus will be to continue building upon that and fully developing a program that is secure by design, so we can keep helping our partners manage, detect and respond to today’s threats.”

New General Counsel

Anastos previously served in senior leadership roles for both private and public companies. He has more than 20 years of general counsel experience, and will lead N-able‘s legal and corporate development functions. Most recently, he was Access Information Management’s general counsel.

N-able's Peter Anastos

N-able’s Peter Anastos

“I’m looking forward to working with the team at N-able, which has such a strong partner and technology focus,” he said. “My main focus will be to support N-able and its partners in this dynamic, growing global market, by continuing to provide the foundation for MSPs to be successful.”

John Pagliuca is N-able’s president.

“Dave is well known for his extensive security background and knowledge, which makes him the perfect fit in such an important focus area for N-able, our MSP partners and their customers,” he said. “Peter has a proven legal track record and will be a tremendous asset and leader at N-able. I’m looking forward to seeing this growing executive team support our partners in helping them succeed.”

May 24

D&H Distributing Positions Itself as Rival to Tech Data-Synnex

By | Managed Services News

The distributor says it will become the third-largest broadline distributor after posting its latest financials.

D&H Distributing is positioning itself as a rival to the combined might of Tech Data-Synnex.

The distributor says it will become the third largest broadline distributor off the back of its latest financials.

D&H’s combined U.S. and Canadian revenue now exceeds $5 billion. It expects its full fiscal year growth to exceed 19% in the US and 15% in Canada. The company also experienced 34% growth of business through its VARs, and double-digit growth in its consumer sector.

D&H saw double- and even triple-digit growth in key areas in its last fiscal quarter. This includes a 160% increase in cloud sales bookings, and 53% growth in professional services.

D&H Distributing co-president Dan Schwab commented on the impending merger of two of the firm’s largest competitors. He said it only demonstrates distribution’s “inherent ability to evolve.” He said they were “cultivating new business practices in order to present new deliverables and opportunities for partners.”

However, D&H pointed out it is the only distribution giant to focus primarily on SMB and midmarket partners.

Schwab added that D&H was “exceedingly proud” of the role its partners have played in maintaining stability in the business community throughout 2020.

Investment in Personnel

The distributor also saw growth in endpoint devices and collaboration technology supporting work-from-anywhere and remote learning. It also logged “solid performances” in still-emerging categories such as ProAV and esports.

Elsewhere, the company claimed its demand-generation business model helped drive the strong growth. This is supported by the employee co-owners that own more than a third of the company.

The firm is adding more than 100 personnel in the areas of sales, solution engineering and sales support.

The distributor also has a new Components and Gaming team. It has appointed four new leaders dedicated to esports sales and deployment, especially in K-12 education.

D&H has also launched an Education Community engagement group. This is a peer engagement council that will work with vendors to develop direction for programs and services.

Increasing Credit

D&H is also extending its $225 million in monthly downstream credit increases across the U.S. and Canada. This will continue to expand to an additional $300 million per month to support partners’ business needs.

D&H Distributing's Michael Schwab

D&H’s Michael Schwab

This will bolster purchasing power for key channel accounts, for partners to pursue higher-scale projects in the midmarket. The extensions can help partners to take advantage of imminent infrastructure refreshes for employees working from home. Upgrades will span high-performance computing devices, Wi-Fi, security, printing and imaging, and software for use in remote work environments.

“Through years of market highs and lows, D&H’s partner-centric model has been proven successful,” said D&H co-president Michael Schwab. “We’ll continue to develop credit offerings, educational opportunities and enablement for the channel.”

D&H will also open a 750,000 square-foot distribution center in its home city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in September. The increased warehousing capacity will include a fully modernized supply-chain logistics program to support manufacturers.

May 24

AT&T/WarnerMedia Vet Joins N-able Leadership Team as Head of Security

By | Managed Services News

The SolarWinds MSP spinoff should be complete later this spring.

New chief security officer Dave MacKinnon is the latest addition to the N-able leadership team.

The SolarWinds MSP spinoff also hired Peter Anastos as executive vice president and general counsel. The spinoff should be complete later this spring.

As part of the N-able leadership team, MacKinnon will be responsible for the company’s information security operation. That includes product and application security, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), and security incident response. He brings over 20 years of experience leading global security teams across various industries.

Most recently, he was AT&T/WarnerMedia‘s senior director of security operations and response. There, he implemented a security program managing incident response events.

N-able's Dave McKinnon

N-able’s Dave MacKinnon

“I am ready to dive into helping the product and technology teams continue to manage, monitor and secure the N-able infrastructure,” MacKinnon said. “The team at N-able has built a great security foundation. And my focus will be to continue building upon that and fully developing a program that is secure by design, so we can keep helping our partners manage, detect and respond to today’s threats.”

New General Counsel

Anastos previously served in senior leadership roles for both private and public companies. He has more than 20 years of general counsel experience, and will lead N-able‘s legal and corporate development functions. Most recently, he was Access Information Management’s general counsel.

N-able's Peter Anastos

N-able’s Peter Anastos

“I’m looking forward to working with the team at N-able, which has such a strong partner and technology focus,” he said. “My main focus will be to support N-able and its partners in this dynamic, growing global market, by continuing to provide the foundation for MSPs to be successful.”

John Pagliuca is N-able’s president.

“Dave is well known for his extensive security background and knowledge, which makes him the perfect fit in such an important focus area for N-able, our MSP partners and their customers,” he said. “Peter has a proven legal track record and will be a tremendous asset and leader at N-able. I’m looking forward to seeing this growing executive team support our partners in helping them succeed.”

May 24

D&H Distributing Positions Itself as Rival to Tech Data-Synnex

By | Managed Services News

The distributor says it will become the third-largest broadline distributor after posting its latest financials.

D&H Distributing is positioning itself as a rival to the combined might of Tech Data-Synnex.

The distributor says it will become the third largest broadline distributor off the back of its latest financials.

D&H’s combined U.S. and Canadian revenue now exceeds $5 billion. It expects its full fiscal year growth to exceed 19% in the US and 15% in Canada. The company also experienced 34% growth of business through its VARs, and double-digit growth in its consumer sector.

D&H saw double- and even triple-digit growth in key areas in its last fiscal quarter. This includes a 160% increase in cloud sales bookings, and 53% growth in professional services.

D&H Distributing co-president Dan Schwab commented on the impending merger of two of the firm’s largest competitors. He said it only demonstrates distribution’s “inherent ability to evolve.” He said they were “cultivating new business practices in order to present new deliverables and opportunities for partners.”

However, D&H pointed out it is the only distribution giant to focus primarily on SMB and midmarket partners.

Schwab added that D&H was “exceedingly proud” of the role its partners have played in maintaining stability in the business community throughout 2020.

Investment in Personnel

The distributor also saw growth in endpoint devices and collaboration technology supporting work-from-anywhere and remote learning. It also logged “solid performances” in still-emerging categories such as ProAV and esports.

Elsewhere, the company claimed its demand-generation business model helped drive the strong growth. This is supported by the employee co-owners that own more than a third of the company.

The firm is adding more than 100 personnel in the areas of sales, solution engineering and sales support.

The distributor also has a new Components and Gaming team. It has appointed four new leaders dedicated to esports sales and deployment, especially in K-12 education.

D&H has also launched an Education Community engagement group. This is a peer engagement council that will work with vendors to develop direction for programs and services.

Increasing Credit

D&H is also extending its $225 million in monthly downstream credit increases across the U.S. and Canada. This will continue to expand to an additional $300 million per month to support partners’ business needs.

D&H Distributing's Michael Schwab

D&H’s Michael Schwab

This will bolster purchasing power for key channel accounts, for partners to pursue higher-scale projects in the midmarket. The extensions can help partners to take advantage of imminent infrastructure refreshes for employees working from home. Upgrades will span high-performance computing devices, Wi-Fi, security, printing and imaging, and software for use in remote work environments.

“Through years of market highs and lows, D&H’s partner-centric model has been proven successful,” said D&H co-president Michael Schwab. “We’ll continue to develop credit offerings, educational opportunities and enablement for the channel.”

D&H will also open a 750,000 square-foot distribution center in its home city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in September. The increased warehousing capacity will include a fully modernized supply-chain logistics program to support manufacturers.

May 24

AT&T/WarnerMedia Vet Joins N-able Leadership Team as Head of Security

By | Managed Services News

The SolarWinds MSP spinoff should be complete later this spring.

New chief security officer Dave MacKinnon is the latest addition to the N-able leadership team.

The SolarWinds MSP spinoff also hired Peter Anastos as executive vice president and general counsel. The spinoff should be complete later this spring.

As part of the N-able leadership team, MacKinnon will be responsible for the company’s information security operation. That includes product and application security, governance, risk, and compliance (GRC), and security incident response. He brings over 20 years of experience leading global security teams across various industries.

Most recently, he was AT&T/WarnerMedia‘s senior director of security operations and response. There, he implemented a security program managing incident response events.

N-able's Dave McKinnon

N-able’s Dave MacKinnon

“I am ready to dive into helping the product and technology teams continue to manage, monitor and secure the N-able infrastructure,” MacKinnon said. “The team at N-able has built a great security foundation. And my focus will be to continue building upon that and fully developing a program that is secure by design, so we can keep helping our partners manage, detect and respond to today’s threats.”

New General Counsel

Anastos previously served in senior leadership roles for both private and public companies. He has more than 20 years of general counsel experience, and will lead N-able‘s legal and corporate development functions. Most recently, he was Access Information Management’s general counsel.

N-able's Peter Anastos

N-able’s Peter Anastos

“I’m looking forward to working with the team at N-able, which has such a strong partner and technology focus,” he said. “My main focus will be to support N-able and its partners in this dynamic, growing global market, by continuing to provide the foundation for MSPs to be successful.”

John Pagliuca is N-able’s president.

“Dave is well known for his extensive security background and knowledge, which makes him the perfect fit in such an important focus area for N-able, our MSP partners and their customers,” he said. “Peter has a proven legal track record and will be a tremendous asset and leader at N-able. I’m looking forward to seeing this growing executive team support our partners in helping them succeed.”

May 24

D&H Distributing Positions Itself as Rival to Tech Data-Synnex

By | Managed Services News

The distributor says it will become the third-largest broadline distributor after posting its latest financials.

D&H Distributing is positioning itself as a rival to the combined might of Tech Data-Synnex.

The distributor says it will become the third largest broadline distributor off the back of its latest financials.

D&H’s combined U.S. and Canadian revenue now exceeds $5 billion. It expects its full fiscal year growth to exceed 19% in the US and 15% in Canada. The company also experienced 34% growth of business through its VARs, and double-digit growth in its consumer sector.

D&H saw double- and even triple-digit growth in key areas in its last fiscal quarter. This includes a 160% increase in cloud sales bookings, and 53% growth in professional services.

D&H Distributing co-president Dan Schwab commented on the impending merger of two of the firm’s largest competitors. He said it only demonstrates distribution’s “inherent ability to evolve.” He said they were “cultivating new business practices in order to present new deliverables and opportunities for partners.”

However, D&H pointed out it is the only distribution giant to focus primarily on SMB and midmarket partners.

Schwab added that D&H was “exceedingly proud” of the role its partners have played in maintaining stability in the business community throughout 2020.

Investment in Personnel

The distributor also saw growth in endpoint devices and collaboration technology supporting work-from-anywhere and remote learning. It also logged “solid performances” in still-emerging categories such as ProAV and esports.

Elsewhere, the company claimed its demand-generation business model helped drive the strong growth. This is supported by the employee co-owners that own more than a third of the company.

The firm is adding more than 100 personnel in the areas of sales, solution engineering and sales support.

The distributor also has a new Components and Gaming team. It has appointed four new leaders dedicated to esports sales and deployment, especially in K-12 education.

D&H has also launched an Education Community engagement group. This is a peer engagement council that will work with vendors to develop direction for programs and services.

Increasing Credit

D&H is also extending its $225 million in monthly downstream credit increases across the U.S. and Canada. This will continue to expand to an additional $300 million per month to support partners’ business needs.

D&H Distributing's Michael Schwab

D&H’s Michael Schwab

This will bolster purchasing power for key channel accounts, for partners to pursue higher-scale projects in the midmarket. The extensions can help partners to take advantage of imminent infrastructure refreshes for employees working from home. Upgrades will span high-performance computing devices, Wi-Fi, security, printing and imaging, and software for use in remote work environments.

“Through years of market highs and lows, D&H’s partner-centric model has been proven successful,” said D&H co-president Michael Schwab. “We’ll continue to develop credit offerings, educational opportunities and enablement for the channel.”

D&H will also open a 750,000 square-foot distribution center in its home city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in September. The increased warehousing capacity will include a fully modernized supply-chain logistics program to support manufacturers.

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