More expansion planned as Close Bros recruits further for its UK Technology Services division

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Close Brothers Technology Services has appointed five further industry specialists to enhance the division’s offering and drive future business growth. This augments the appointments of three new staff in February 2016.

Reporting into David Forbes, director of sales (pictured above), are Martin Cadby, Nick Dudley, Bernard Saikalis, Craig Smith and John Davis, all relationship directors.

Cadby joins Close Brothers from NF Techfleet, where he was business development executive responsible for working with clients to source the most cost effective acquisition and management solutions for their technology and healthcare assets.

Dudley will be responsible for major accounts and brings with him many years’ experience in the sector, most notably at EMC Corporation, where he worked with leading EMC accounts to gain full insight and understanding of the customer IT environment and requirements, enabling optimum and robust technology investment decisions to be made

Saikalis, (pictured below) who joins from De Lage Landen, will be accountable for London and the South East. In his previous role he launched the EMC mid-market finance program for the UK, assisting customers to acquire EMC products by utilising the vendor tailored financial solutions.

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Smith joins from Lombard Technology Services and is tasked with developing and managing the North of England, an area he has many years’ experience working in, having been responsible for the area in his previous role.

Davis will take responsibility for Scotland, developing key relationships in the technology space. He also joins from Lombard Technology Services, but began his career in office equipment leasing with Anglo leasing PLC and then with GE Capital and CIT Group, where he was focussed on the Dell Financial Services program across Europe.

Set up in Q4 2015, Close Brothers Technology Services offers UK businesses support when acquiring, financing, managing and replacing their technology assets.

David Forbes commented: “The relationship directors will be playing a key part in establishing our team in the market, and bring with them many years of combined relevant experience, and are further evidence of the high calibre team we are creating at Close Brothers Technology Services.

“By adding additional expertise to our business, we aim to be the go-to provider for businesses looking to reduce their IT expenditure, boost efficiency, and improve control to deliver more sustainable solutions.”