In my team: CMS Distribution

PCR speaks with marketing executive Jennifer Eltringham about recent acquisitions and expansion plans

Who’s in your team and what do they do?

Our retail team spans several locations around the world, and this photo was taken at a recent retail meeting in London. It includes Darren Payton (commercial director), Julia Johansson (marketing director), Frinos Constantinou (retail sales director), Luke Noonan (sourcing director), Ivan Eustace (business unit director), David Elder (retail managing director), Arnaud Bonvarlet (director European business development), Vishal Patel (account manager), Stuart Borst (commercial operations manager), Urvisha Patel (sales support), Ian Payne (retail planning manager), Paul Nevitt (sales manager), Meer Shah (account manager) and Jennifer Eltringham (marketing executive).

Who has been in the team for the longest/shortest period of time?

Stuart Borst has been at CMS for 23 years! Our most recent addition is Jordan Druce who joined in November 2016.

What are you currently working on?

Since the recent acquisition of Ireland-based TNS Connect in February this year, we have been working hard to integrate the teams and to educate our customers on the new products. 

Who is the ‘team joker’? 

Jamie Carr (no relation to Jimmy) is our practical joker, learnt from too many years at his local rugby club. He’s the source of mischief in our Stevenage office and never misses the opportunity to don some fancy dress.

Who is the best team player? 

It’s hard to pick out a single person, but a couple of people we would like to mention are Darren Payton and Paul Nevitt. Darren is our commercial director, he loves all aspects of emerging tech and has a knack for spotting the next big thing. Paul is a sales manager, and is very valuable to the team. He takes all the young account managers under his wing, teaching them the systems and the CMS processes involved.

What do you have coming up in the next 12 months?

European growth will be a significant focus for the year ahead, we want to present ourselves as a company with a pan-European footprint. There is definitely a gap in the market for a dynamic VAD with geographical spread.

We see a future where everyone knows that CMS connects the best technologies to the smartest customers. 

Contact: Jennifer Eltringham tel: +44 20 8962 2552

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