Camwood appoints new CEO – Well-respected business leader Adrian Foxall marked as the “perfect fit”

13-06-12 / Lauren Loubser-Bell

LONDON, 13th June 2012 – Camwood, the leading application portfolio management company, has announced that Adrian Foxall will be taking up the role of Camwood’s CEO from Monday 2nd July. Adrian is to take responsibility for continuing to drive the expansion of Camwood’s unique combination of expertise, software and methodology across its customers as the preferred migration partner for some of the largest enterprises in the world.

Adrian’s twenty years of IT industry experience make him ideally-qualified for his new role: Following senior roles with GE Capital IT Solutions, Adrian performed a range of high-level director roles for European IT powerhouse, Computacenter.

As Hardware Sales Director at Computacenter Adrian was responsible for sales of c.£400million plus. Thereafter responsible for Networking, Security, and Unified Comms he doubled the business within two years. Following this role Adrian was the Director of Cisco for Computacenter. Under Adrian’s influence Computacenter won Cisco Datacenter and Virtualisation Partner of the Year and two Enterprise Partner of the Year awards. His most recent role as the Alliances Director drove growth and value by strengthening relationships and improving engagement into end users with Computacenter’s enterprise vendors.

Commenting on his appointment Camwood Chairman Graham Norfolk said, “Adrian has a proven track record in providing strong leadership, achieving impressive top and bottom line growth and creating strong cultures. The Board and I are very confident that he can add considerably to the commercial momentum that we have established over the last two years. In this current economic climate the need for businesses to rapidly change and grow is paramount. Making this happen requires a catalyst and this is exactly the role we see Adrian performing both for Camwood and our clients, partners and technology vendors going forward.”

Adrian Foxall added, “The timing is perfect to be leading Camwood, with its well-recognised brand. It has the innovation, expertise, technology and operational capability to help businesses exploit the benefits offered by effective management of applications and new technology platforms such as Windows 7, 8 and The Cloud.”

Following the sale of App-DNA, a software toolset for application management for $92million in November 2011, (providing a significant 32x ROI for investors), Camwood bought out its institutional investors, Matrix and Foresight in April 2012. To date over four million users have migrated to Windows using Camwood’s tools.

Frank Foxall now takes up a position as a non-executive board director of Camwood Capital. Adrian’s appointment will give him the opportunity to assess strategic initiatives for the business and focus on acquisition targets and new technology incubation.

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