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Monday, 01 February 2016 01:01

Cobweb Solutions appoints ex-Microsoft lead as Managing Director

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Former Microsoft Western Europe Online Services Syndication Lead Michael Frisby will manage Cobweb Solutions’ transformation to an indirect value-add cloud aggregator

Cloud hosting provider Cobweb Solutions, today announced the appointment of Michael Frisby as its new Managing Director. Frisby joins Ash Patel, Director of Business Transformation to capitalise on Cobweb’s recent enhanced status in the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program as an indirect 2-Tier partner.

Frisby will be responsible for leading Cobweb’s transition to a value-add cloud aggregator, reporting to Executive Chairman Paul Hannam. In his role at Microsoft, Frisby was most recently responsible for driving the transformation of the SMB Managed Reseller business across Western Europe to a cloud-first model. Previous to his SMB role Frisby successfully built and led the Online Services Syndication programme, working with all of the major telcos across Western Europe.

Paul Hannam, Executive Chairman, Cobweb Solutions said, “Michael’s experience will accelerate and cement Cobweb’s global leadership position as a cloud aggregator as we move into new territories. It is a measure of the confidence he has in Cobweb’s proposition that he has chosen to make this move.”

The move to Cobweb is not such a big step into the unknown for Frisby, he's actually returning to Cobweb - he held the position of Business Development Director at Cobweb from 2003-2008. Commenting on the move Frisby, said, “Cloud Services and Microsoft’s CSP program are driving a significant disruption across the IT channel. Cobweb’s nearly 20 years of experience as a cloud services provider means we have a massive opportunity within this changing landscape to create a new value-add cloud aggregator which builds on the deep technical and service delivery capabilities within Cobweb. This experience and depth of capability will enable us to help 1000s of traditional IT resellers and ISVs make the successful transition to reselling cloud services. Cobweb is a significant Microsoft partner with nine accreditations, and a 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist with a consistent track record of delivering innovation, such as enabling the first UK customer to transact with Microsoft Office 365 through the Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider Program in 2015.”

Cobweb’s recently launched cloud reseller in-a-box offering packages from a range of ISVs and SaaS providers including Microsoft.

 ASP Partner Manager at Microsoft

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