The Channel Mechanics Team

Meet some of the team behind Channel Mechanics

The Channel Mechanics Team

Meet some of the team behind Channel Mechanics

The Channel Mechanics Team

Meet some of the team behind Channel Mechanics

The Channel Mechanics Team

Kenneth Fox, Channel MechanicsKenneth Fox is an accomplished leader with a results driven career spanning 18 years in the global ICT sector working for companies such as IBM, APC, Nortel and Avaya. Key skills include Application development, Channel enablement through SaaS, Channel program development, IT Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Building effective teams. Kenneth is trusted and recognized as a leader in implementing large scale technology and business transformation projects on a global scale. A graduate of engineering from the University of Limerick, Kenneth holds a Masters in Telecommunications from the University of Ulster and an MBA.


In a high-tech career spanning voice, data and security, Andy has developed deep domain knowledge in channel go-to-market models and operating models. He has a track record of delivering global systems, processes, pricing models and organizational structures in both high-growth and turnaround environments, where his channel incentive program management (CIPM) knowledge is second to none. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, he has worked in companies such as Avaya, Cisco, IBM, Motorola and Siemens. He has also lectured in Financial Management and Systems.

Andy Simpson
VP Global Consulting

Michael has several business interests in a variety of industries including Healthcare and Infrastructure markets in Africa and the Middle East, where he is involved with the multi-lateral financing of various large scale infrastructure projects including hospitals, drinking water purification and distribution. In the UK Michael has interests in companies in the ICT services sector (Services include IT Outsourcing, Managed Cloud Services and Consultancy Services) as well as the Dementia Carehome sector. Michael holds a BA Hons degree from the European Business School in London.

Michael Wijsmuller

Karl has over 30 years’ experience in the ICT industry, starting his career in the area of integrated voice and data terminals with Nortel.  In 1995, Karl co-founded Storm Technology and has taken the company from a startup operation to a well-respected, profitable company, which focuses on digital technology solutions for the enterprise based on Microsoft’s flagship platforms. Karl has a B.Sc. in Applied Physics from NUIG, Diploma in Intellectual Property in Information Technology from the Law Society of Ireland and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from the Irish Management Institute.

Karl Flannery
CEO Storm Technology

Konstantin is the founder and President of the RRC Company, one of the leading international value added distributors across Central and Eastern Europe specializing in IT enterprise solutions for value added resellers. Since it’s foundation he has been responsible for general management of the group leading the development of business strategy, corporate culture and expansion plans. Konstantin has received a number of professional awards including Top Profit Award (1998 – 2006). He is a graduate of St. Petersburg Military Engineering Institute, New York University and the London School of Economics

Konstantin Sidorov
Founder & Chairman, RRC Group

Advisory Board

Jeremy is Executive Vice President of EMEA at Westcon Group where he is responsible for both Comstor and Westcon brands. Prior to joining Westcon in April 2012, Jeremy served as Vice President of Worldwide Channels at Avaya, leading the company’s channel sales organization for more than 9,000 Partners and Distributors. He has also held senior positions at Motorola and Cisco.

Jeremy Butt
EVP EMEA, Westcon Group

As a global IT business leader, Mike is an expert in driving maximum return from the adoption of digital business. With leadership gained across EMEA, NA and Asia, Mike provides valuable advice and guidance on business strategy and product development. Mike has a blue chip background in global, multi-site, high volume B2C and B2B product and service organizations spanning the Automotive, High-tech, Communications, Retail, IT and Manufacturing sectors. Currently responsible for a $1.5bn Digital Applications portfolio, he leads a team of Global Product Managers and Regional Offering Leaders. A graduate of the Siemens Commercial Mgmt Program Mike has an MBA from Henley Mgmt College.

Mike Williams
General Manager, Global Application Services CSC

General Team

Phil Wright
General Manager

Seán O’Connell
Product Manager

Adam Cowan
Senior Business Analyst

Jay McBain
Global Strategy Advisor

Debra Stallone
Client Executive

Brenda O’Sullivan
Marketing Executive

Shane Finneran
Sales Support Associate

Monica Lizar
Sales Development Leader

Conor Doherty
Marketing Intern

Jim Kelly
Global Program Manager

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