Christian Roelofs and Kevin Quarantello join Datatec Financial Services

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Datatec, the international Information and Communications Technology (ICT) group, has made two senior appointments.

Christian Roelofs (pictured above) has been appointed as managing director, Datatec Finance and Kevin Quarantello as president, Datatec Financial Services (DFS).

DFS is a newly established division in the group focused on providing Westcon and Logicalis customers with innovative financing solutions for ICT capital expenditure.

The appointments of Roelofs and Quarantello are designed to further accelerate the company’s strategic and business development.

Christian Roelofs has over 13 years’ experience within the financial services industry, the last nine years with a direct focus on advisory in the leasing, asset and consumer finance sector.

Initially qualifying as a chartered accountant with PwC, he moved to investment banking with Macquarie Bank before joining specialist Financial Services Advisory at Grant Thornton. Roelofs has worked with businesses financing a wide range of assets across the world with the majority in the US, Europe and the UK.

As managing director, Datatec Finance, he will lead the overall DFS business and be responsible for the Group’s treasury function.

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Kevin Quarantello (picured above) joined Datatec in March 2014 to help incubate and spearhead the development of Datatec Financial Services. He spent the previous 10 years in various vice president roles at IBM. He has extensive sales and strategy experience and most recently had sales responsibility for distributors, service providers and system integrators for IBM across North America.

Quarantello also spent four years in Europe responsible for general business and IBM Global Financing. As president of DFS, he will focus on the commercial activities of the division which include sales, marketing and business development.

Jens Montanana, Datatec’s chief executive commented on the appointments: “We are very pleased with the appointments of Christian and Kevin. Christian’s product knowledge and considerable experience in the financial services industry, combined with Kevin’s extensive sales, business development and channel partner experience will enable us to capitalise on opportunities to provide our customer base with innovative financing solutions for their ICT infrastructure requirements.

“The establishment of the financial services division is a key strategic initiative for us that will enable us to grow our services portfolio across the group.”

Datatec is a global ICT solutions and services group with revenues of over US$ 6 billion, more than 8,000 employees worldwide and operations in over 70 countries.The Group operates in three principal areas of the ICT industry: technology, integration and consulting through its three respective divisions:

Technology: Westcon Group, a global distributor focused on technology practices in security, unified communications and collaboration, networking and data centre, as well as worldwide capabilities in Cloud, services and global deployment;

Integration: Logicalis, ICT infrastructure solutions and services; and

Consulting Services: Comprising; Analysys Mason, Mason Advisory and Via Group providing strategic and technical consulting.

Datatec’s shares are listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.