Your Security Distributor for the SaaS World
Our leadership team has over 8 decades of information security industry experience and expertise.
The heritage of our founders in bringing new and emerging information security technologies to market has enabled us to forge strong relationships with investors, analysts and technology entrepreneurs, giving us unique insights and access to the latest disruptive innovation.
Combining this with our relationships with C-suite decision-makers and influencers within end-user organisations – understanding their business goals and challenges – we can map a portfolio of technologies and services to help our partners deliver complete security solutions and support that address real business needs, thereby enabling resellers to stay relevant and end-users to stay protected and connected.
CEOPeter has a wealth of experience in taking leading, cutting edge security and networking technologies to market both directly to end customers and through a multi-tier channel model. He was co-founder and Sales Director of Quadrant Networks, a UK based VAR that specialised in working with innovative security and networking technology companies selling to large financial institutions, e-commerce, online gaming and travel companies to name a few. Peter was instrumental in building and leading the sales and marketing operation. Quadrant Networks was successfully sold to the SecureData group in 2012, where he became Enterprise Sales Director.
COOAfter nearly two decades in the IT security and networking industry, Paul has vast experience in both the technical and commercial aspects of this fast-changing industry. Having worked for several technology manufacturers, distributors, and resellers he has a unique understanding of the challenges and pressures throughout the whole channel. After co-founding Quadrant Networks in 2008 as Technical Director, within four years they became widely regarded as the UK specialist in deploying and supporting application delivery and security solutions. Quadrant Networks was acquired by the SecureData group in November 2012, where Paul took on the role of Chief Technology Officer. He was instrumental in the transformation of the business over the following two years.
CSOOver the last 25 years Sean has held a number of Technical Director roles in successful UK and EMEA focused security distribution companies (Exclusive Networks, Vadition, and Equip Technology). With responsibilities for product selection and the technical services business units. Primarily focussing on identifying and bringing new, disruptive and innovative solutions to market, some of the more successful vendors over the years being Netscreen, Neoteris and more recently Palo Alto Networks & FireEye. Sean is Ignition’s Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), and is responsible for shaping the company’s technology and service offerings for our partners.
CFOPhilip is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales. He has worked in IT Distribution and the IT Channel for 19 years and has been responsible for managing the demands of rapid growth businesses as they undertake their journey from start up to flotation or sale. In the last 15 years Philip has been involved with the development of numerous successful high growth businesses including Equip Technology, Data Integration, Cohort Technology, Pasporte, Corporate Communications Europe and Quadrant Networks. Prior to working in the IT industry Philip was the UK Head of Finance, Treasury and Taxation for a large Pharmaceutical Corporation. Most recently Philip was the CFO of MTI Technology which is one of EMC’s largest European partners. During his time at MTI the business doubled in size and Philip managed the M&A activity along with corporate strategy.
UK & Ireland Country ManagerDave has vast experience in cyber security with a background in Sales and Management in both Resellers and Distribution, notably including NTT and Exclusive Networks. During his 20 years in the industry, he has worked with many market-leading vendors such as Checkpoint, Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, F5, and Cylance, he understands the intricacies of the channel and the variety of partners from small consultancies through to large integrators, understanding what they require from a distribution partner in order to grow their business Having been with Ignition since the company was 6 months old he has played a pivotal role in the company’s growth, in his capacity as UK country manager Dave is responsible for the largest entity of the Ignition Group.