Ayres brings more than two decades of technology sales and marketing experience and a proven track record for building innovative partner programs and driving high-growth
Reading, UK. May 17, 2016 – IGEL Technology, a world leader in the development of powerful workspace management software, software-defined thin clients, and thin and zero client solutions, today announced that Jed Ayres is joining the company to lead global marketing and run IGEL North America in the role of President and CEO, effective June 1, 2016.
“Jed’s proven track record for developing innovative and high-growth marketing and partner programs across the IT hardware, software, supply chain and services segments will prove invaluable to our organization as we continue to invest in modernizing our market approach and identifying new and innovative ways in which to further promote the success of our growing network of IGEL Authorized Partners,” said Heiko Gloge, Founder and Managing Director, IGEL Technology.
Under Ayres’ leadership, IGEL Technology plans to expand the marketing programs it provides for its channel partners, and develop new programs that will be used to increase margins and grow unit sales for IGEL’s workspace management software, software-based thin clients and thin and zero client solutions. Ayres will also be working to strengthen IGEL’s alliances with its top alliance partners including Citrix, VMware, Microsoft, Red Hat and Cisco. In addition to his CEO and President responsibilities for North America, Ayres will also retain responsibility for Global Marketing and hold a seat as a Managing Director on the IGEL Technology Group Board of Directors.
“It is an exciting time to be joining IGEL Technology, with IT organizations of all sizes demanding software-based workspace management solutions that make it easier and more cost-effective for workers to gain quick and secure access to critical business applications from their desktops,” said Ayres. “IGEL is singularly focused on delivering the most powerful, flexible and secure desktops, and their technology leadership coupled with their Channel First Partner Led strategy is creating tremendous opportunities for channel partners to grow their businesses and increase revenues. I’m looking forward to leading the IGEL team in building stronger relationships within the IT channel, and developing new tools and resources that will help to further drive the success of our mutual customers.”
Ayres joins IGEL from AppSense, which was acquired by LANDESK in March 2016, where he served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, leading the company in dramatically increasing awareness and driving revenue growth through the transformation of AppSense’s digital marketing, social media, public relations and analyst relations programs. During his tenure there, he also drove efforts to unify the global partner program and increased the company’s investment in marketing programs for its top channel partners, which led to a double-digit increase in sales. Prior to AppSense, Ayres spent more than 20 years in senior leadership roles in both publicly and privately held high growth IT solution providers operating within the $50M to $10B+ revenue range, including MCPc, MTM Technologies and GE Capital IT Solutions.
IGEL Technology’s portfolio of software solutions includes the Universal Management Suite (UMS), which offers standardized endpoint management, and enables channel partners and their end-user customers to more efficiently manage their workspace environments, while reducing the cost, time and effort associated with remote endpoint management. With its Unified Management Agent (UMA), IGEL supports the administration of any terminal device running Windows 7 and Windows 10 through the UMS. Additionally, the IGEL Management Interface (IMI) enables the simple integration of UMS into existing enterprise management systems.
About IGEL Technology
A world leader in the development of powerful remote management software, software-defined thin clients, and thin and zero client solutions, IGEL Technology helps organizations improve the agility, efficiency, and security of their virtual desktop and application delivery systems.
IGEL produces one of the industry's widest range of hardware thin and zero clients, based on Linux and Microsoft Windows, and leads the market in software based thin clients allowing customers to access a broad spectrum of server-based infrastructures and applications. IGEL also offers powerful and intuitive management software for easy deployment and administration of thin clients throughout any size organization. Partnerships with industry leaders like Citrix, VMware, Red Hat, Cisco and Microsoft ensure that IGEL provides the most up-to-date technology and trustworthy security to clients in industries that include Healthcare, Education & Research, Public Sector, Financial, Insurance, Retail, Logistics, and Manufacturing.
IGEL has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden, the United States, Germany, Shanghai, and Beijing and is represented by partners in over 50 countries worldwide. To learn more visit: www.igel.co.uk
Tel: 07770 828525