Leusden, 6 December 2016 – The IT Channel Company (TICC), value-added distributor of ICT solutions for the SME sector, has appointed Michael Hartmann as the new CEO of its QBS division. In this role, Hartmann will lead QBS in its next phase of growth. Before beginning at QBS, he was responsible for Microsoft’s SMB business in EMEA, and he was the global leader of the Dynamics SMB Partners within Microsoft. Hartmann joined QBS as CCO earlier this year.
Simultaneously, Board member and former CEO Joop van Voorthuijsen becomes Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and will focus on the Dynamics 365 / OneBizz strategy and the Microsoft Indirect CSP (Cloud Services Provider) programme. Louis Rustenhoven, Chairman of the Board at The IT Channel Company:
“We highly appreciate what Joop has done for The IT Channel Company. The QBS division was launched under his leadership, and has grown rapidly to more than 375 partners in 15 countries. We are extremely pleased that in his new role as CSO with his experience and vision he will make an important contribution to our future plans.”
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Hartmann will be responsible for the distribution of the Microsoft Dynamics portfolio. QBS expects stable growth in the years ahead, both in terms of portfolio and footprint. QBS supports its partners with services involving marketing, lead generation, sales support and consultancy, partner and customer care, hosting, training and coaching.
Last year TICC introduced its OneBizz proposition; this proposition encompasses services, tools and apps for Office 365 and Dynamics (365) which help Microsoft partners to offer their Microsoft-based cloud solutions to clients.
“The IT Channel Company has grown over the past three years from 6 million Euros in sales to 55 million,” notes Louis Rusthoven. “We decided to adapt the company to match this growth, and to take the next step towards professionalising The IT Channel Company. This way we can continue the upward trend. The new augmentation to our management readies us for the future.”