Meet The Team

Jane Silk

VP of Distribution EMEA

With over 15 years of channel experience, Jane leads the business from the front. With responsibility for distribution across EMEA, Jane looks after two offices – the UK and the Netherlands – and multiple countries. A typical week, if there is such a thing, includes strategic planning calls with vendors, overseeing major initiatives and ensuring we’re on track to deliver the plan.

James McNaughton

General Manager

As our General Manager and with almost 15 years’ experience in the channel, James brings a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience to both resellers and vendors. Operationally, James manages our business development team of vendor, product and solution area experts. He also oversees our inside sales team, ensuring a joined up approach to the sales cycle and a better experience for our up- and down-stream customers.

Favourite city: Edinburgh, great people and good times.

Most likely to say: No you can’t expense it.

Outside of work: Anything in the sun (not sure how that applies to Edinburgh!)

Sam Edwards

Head of Sales Operations

A stickler for detail, commercially minded and with unending tenacity, Sam keeps us on the straight and narrow; she ensures our systems and processes are running smoothly and the teams are enabled to deliver a first-class customer experience. Day-to-day, Sam oversees our Renewals and Sales Support teams. Both teams pride themselves on their proactive approach so if you ever have a question just ask.

Favourite city: No favourite City but anywhere in Norway, the most beautiful place I have ever been.

Most likely to say: Have you checked OneNote?

Tell us a secret: I love travelling but hate flying, which can be a problem!

Ben Mudge

Director of Strategic Accounts

Ben’s role is to grow and manage mutually beneficial relationships with the reseller community. From the initial onboarding and sales enablement, to building multi-vendor, multi-service solutions, Ben works across the Climb teams to pull it all together. He’s also responsible for the growth of our indirect CSP programme, Climb Expedition, alongside our specialist Microsoft team.

Favourite city: Sharm El Sheikh, I lived there many moons ago. I love Egypt generally, but especially Sharm.

Most likely to say: Always move forward.

Outside of work: Huge fan of football, boxing and MMA. I also fancy myself as a bit of an adventurer and am often out hiking, climbing and pretending to be Ed Stafford

James Roberts

Head of Marketing

As happy looking at spreadsheets as he is reviewing fresh creative concepts, James leads a marketing team that expertly blend creative flair, deep market knowledge and a proven ability to make things happen. The marketing team take care of everything from launching new products and analysing campaigns to working with resellers and vendors on joint promotions.

Favourite city: I love Barcelona. The food, weather, architecture and general atmosphere is the perfect mix for me.

Most likely to say: What’s the timeline?

Outside of work: Mountain biking. It’s great fun, keeps you fit and is really social.

What’s it like working with us on a day-to-day basis? Here’s a flavour of what you can expect…

Friendly, approachable and helpful: The channel is naturally demanding – it’s fast-paced, technical and results-driven – so we work really hard to make things easier for our vendor and reseller partners. Our supportive culture is a big part of this; we empower our people to make decisions and do what’s right for the customer. If you ever have a question, just ask.

We understand end-users: Without end-user demand the channel wouldn’t exist, so we take time ensuring we understand exactly what they’re trying to achieve. This means we’ll often ask more questions than your average distributor, but it enables you to deliver a better service and increase sales.

Rapid resolutions: We’ve spent decades building relationships with vendors and resellers alike, so if you or your customers hit a snag, just let us know and we’ll handle it quickly and with the minimum fuss.

Creative and dynamic: We thrive on finding new ways to maximise opportunities and bringing them to life. From award-winning marketing campaigns to customised technical solutions, we’re focused on building a platform for growth that benefits reseller and vendors alike.

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