International specialist captures extremely profitable channel chief to take over from founder Olivier Breittmayer
Unique Networks (‘Unique’) right now introduced the appointment of Jesper Trolle as CEO with quick impact. Trolle joins Unique from ECS Arrow Electronics, the place he’s presently President of the Americas, and will probably be accountable for driving the subsequent part of progress on the firm and upscaling the enterprise. Trolle takes over from Olivier Breittmayer who turns into a non-executive Board member of Unique. The transfer is a part of a deliberate succession technique and Trolle will work alongside Breittmayer for the subsequent three months to make sure a clean transition.
Vastly skilled and recognised as an entrepreneurial enterprise chief throughout the IT trade, Trolle has spent over 28 years working within the sector, initially throughout the reseller group, earlier than transferring into distribution. In 2001 he based Subsequent Denmark A/S which was acquired by DNS Denmark, which in flip was acquired by Arrow in 2005. Since then, Jesper has held numerous various positions in a number of places inside Arrow, seeing fast success and development, together with stints in Germany working central and japanese Europe, and Paris, working north-west Europe. He took up the function as Arrow’s President Americas in 2017, based mostly out of Denver, Colorado, the place he has efficiently grown a double-digit $bn enterprise.
Talking concerning the appointment, Breittmayer stated, “Jesper was the standout alternative following an intensive search and choice course of these final six months or so. His cultural and worldwide expertise, apparent entrepreneurial DNA, information of upscaling world companies at tempo and empathy with value-based distribution is spectacular and refreshing. It’s with confidence and a smile that we’re getting such a succesful particular person to take over the helm of the enterprise we’ve grown by some 2,000% during the last 17 years.”
Speaking of his appointment Trolle added, “Alternatives like this don’t come round that always, however in distribution, Unique is on the high of the record in the event that they do. I’m delighted to be becoming a member of such a profitable firm with a robust repute for innovation and distinctive progress. Unique is famend for its disruptive method and relentless concentrate on worth creation for its companions. When given the chance to develop into part of the Unique household and subsequent part of its journey, it was a straightforward and quick resolution to make.
“Olivier’s imaginative and prescient of making the one specialist distributor on a worldwide scale, centered on excessive efficiency cybersecurity infrastructure, was imaginative and disruptive – and that imaginative and prescient has develop into actuality. Unique continues to buck market traits, rising at tempo organically, increasing geographically and nonetheless disrupting. The one factor that hasn’t modified or been diluted is the obsession with worth, providers and specialism. This scale and specialist method has by no means earlier than been achieved. My job is evident: flip the worldwide presence right into a cybersecurity infrastructure powerhouse, at scale and velocity, and it’s a problem I relish, really feel certified to do and really a lot sit up for,” concluded Trolle.
Michail Zekkos, Associate at Permira, and a member of Unique’s Board of Administrators, commented, “Olivier is a pioneer and a real inspiration in modern-day value-based distribution. It was a tough job to seek out his pure alternative, however in Jesper we really feel now we have finished simply that. He’s exceptionally proficient and culturally very aligned to L’Esprit Unique. Olivier’s imaginative and prescient of constructing the Unique ‘Community’ of value-based distribution companies, globally guided however domestically delivered, was distinctive.
“The enterprise has persistently outperformed market progress charges; expanded at breathtaking velocity and delivered monetary outcomes which might be distinctive for the sector. This can be a nice platform from which Jesper can proceed the journey and scale-out the enterprise, and together with his imaginative and prescient, multicultural background and expertise of progress at scale we really feel assured he’s greater than capable of meet the problem.
“Myself and the remainder of the Unique household thank Olivier wholeheartedly for his indelible influence on the corporate, and welcome him onto the Board of Administrators.”
Breittmayer added lastly, “It’s not goodbye, it’s à plus tard.”
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