One of the UK’s fastest-growing managed IT services and cloud hosting providers, SysGroup PLC (‘SysGroup’), has today announced that chief operating officer, Adam Binks, has been appointed chief executive officer with immediate effect.
Adam will lead SysGroup through its next stage of growth, which will incorporate strategic acquisitions and continued organic growth to expand customer offering and geographical reach, as well as investment in capabilities and technology.
Having joined SysGroup in 2014 and appointed to the board in 2017, Adam has played a pivotal role in the company’s latest developments, which have included spearheading SysGroup’s transformation to a managed service provider and the recent acquisition of Rockford IT for £3.9m.
Michael Edelson will resume his position as non-executive chairman.
Commenting on the news, Michael said: “We are delighted that Adam has accepted the CEO position. He has been an important member of the team for a number of years and has played a pivotal role in the development of the company.
“Since his appointment to the board, Adam has made significant progress across the entire Group and we have been impressed with his strategic vision and leadership capabilities. His proven leadership and experience in IT combined with forward-thinking vision and unwavering commitment to the company’s growth, made him the natural choice to assume this role. The board has full confidence that Adam will realise the market opportunity for SysGroup as a managed services provider, leading the team through the next stage of growth.”
Speaking of his appointment, Adam added:
“Having worked with SysGroup for some time now and being involved in a long list of recent developments and achievements, I am thrilled to step into the CEO role. This is an exciting time for the company and I am committed to leading the team to drive further growth and continue our journey to expand our managed services offering.”
Adam’s previous role as chief operating officer saw him manage SysGroup’s day-to-day operations, including sales, marketing, infrastructure and service desk. Having worked in the IT sector for over 17 years, Adam has held a number of senior management and board level positions, including sales and technical director at managed hosting and connectivity provider, Vispa Ltd.
The appointment comes after SysGroup recorded a sales pipeline growth of 17.1 per cent in its half year results published in September 2017 and the acquisition of managed IT, hosting and security services company, Rockford IT.
For further information, visit: www.sysgroup.com
SysGroup is a leading provider of Managed IT Services and Cloud Hosting solutions. The Group delivers solutions that enable clients to understand and benefit from industry leading technologies and advanced hosting capabilities. SysGroup focuses on customers’ strategic and operational requirements - enabling them to free up resources, grow their core business and avoid the distractions and complexity of delivering IT services.
The Group boasts a range of strategic partnerships with leading technology vendors, including Microsoft, WatchGuard, Veeam, VMWare, Dell, Mimecast and HPE, and accreditations including ISO 27001:2013 that protects your company information, and ISO 9001:2015 for quality management. The Group also boasts Visa Level 1 Merchant Service Provider status to underpin its PCI hosting capabilities.
SysGroup has offices in Liverpool, Coventry, London and Telford.
For more information on SysGroup, visit www.sysgroup.com.
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