Exertis adds to mobile division with new appointment

Leading distie Exertis announced on Thursday the appointment of Richard Ferguson as head of commercial for Exertis Mobile.

In this role Ferguson will be responsible for driving engagement and growing the business with the mobile division’s market leading range of device and accessories vendors across the consumer and business to business areas. He will report to Liam La Cumbre, Exertis consumer commercial director.

“I am delighted to have added Richard to our award winning mobile team. He has extensive knowledge and experience of the industry having spent many years working for leading mobile network operators and most recently a mobile distributor. We have a tremendous portfolio of products and solutions to offer our customers across all market segments and opportunities to grow in key areas of our business which someone of Richard’s calibre can help us to exploit to the full.” said La Cumbre.

Ferguson previously spent three years at mobile distributor Brightstar as vice president OEM EMEA. There he was responsible for setting supplier strategy, owning vendor relationships and driving the mobile budget across nine countries. Prior to that, he spent eight years with Vodafone as their commercial director defining and implementing the company’s global supplier strategy and conducting procurement for all terminal equipment including handsets and tablets. He has also worked for T-Mobile and BT in senior management roles.

“It’s an exciting time at Exertis. I was attracted by the ambition of the company to continue to grow and the quality of the management and mobile team. The creation of a new consumer business unit will add further opportunities for mobile in the retail arena and their strong presence in the SMB and enterprise sectors bodes well for driving mobile solutions for vendors in the B2B market. I am looking forward to working with the vendors to drive incremental business for our customers.” said Ferguson

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