RES Software, the company in digital workspace technology, has announced that Grace O'Rourke Veitch has joined the company as Partner Director EMEA. O' Rourke Veitch will be responsible for extending RES's partner programme in the UK, France, Germany and the Nordics in order to deliver significant growth over the next three years.
Previously Country Manager of Ireland for Citrix Systems, where she was also a member of the Citrix executive management team in Northern Europe, O'Rourke Veitch has over 20 years' experience in the IT sector. O'Rourke Veitch is looking to recruit new resellers, distributors and OEM partners who can help the company solidify its market presence in healthcare and finance, where demand for the company's core technology platform – RES ONE – is being driven by digital workforce enablement. However, RES Software also believes that there are a number of opportunities in Public Sector, Education and Telco vertical sectors and wants to work with channel partners that can help it expand its presence in these markets.
"The world that businesses operate is rapidly changing, from the convergence of applications through to virtualization, therefore, mobility and digital workforce enablement is now a strategic imperative. But rather than becoming simpler, IT is becoming more complex. Companies are left wondering how all the different pieces of the jigsaw fit together and how they will maximise investment in existing systems. This represents a real opportunity for the channel and we've got the tech and the vision to help them capitalise on it. My job will be to ensure partners have everything they need to convert opportunities and grow their bottom line," said Grace O'Rourke Veitch, Partner Director, EMEA, RES Software.
O'Rourke Veitch's appointment comes at a strategically important time for RES Software as it seeks to invest in its executive management team and grow rapidly. Her appointment swiftly follows that of Al Monserrat as CEO and Carsten Thomsen as Vice President EMEA. Before joining Citrix, O'Rourke Veitch was Founder and CEO of Indigo Solutions and Cloudxlr8, and was a Distribution and Partner lead for Microsoft.
"We've got ambitious growth targets over the next few years and the channel is absolutely key to that. Grace has unrivalled experience in channel strategies and is a brilliant architect of high-impact programmes that deliver mutually beneficial growth," said Carsten Thomsen, Vice President, EMEA, RES Software. "Grace has the leadership skills we need to further develop our channel sales teams across the region. I am very pleased that she has joined us, and expect we'll see a rapid rise in our company's profile among key partners in the region."