ATTP | April 2016

New Hires

New Hires

New Hires

Arrow UK & Ireland is a big organisation and it can be difficult to keep track of who’s who. We like to introduce any new employees to the business here, to give you a real snippet of who the new folks are so they’re not just another name joining the company.

Welcome to Arrow!

 


Kyle Ulman

Internal Sales Executive - Renewals

I’ve been at Arrow almost a month now working as an Internal Sales Executive on the IBM Software team.

My background has been within financial services for the last 6 years but I have always been very keen to transition into the IT sector.

Being the Internal Account Manager for the South East/West of the UK I have brought with me a lot of transferable skills which hopefully will help me succeed in my new role here at Arrow.

The team has been fantastic in welcoming me on board and I am thoroughly looking forward to seeing myself develop over the coming months.

Outside of work I live and breathe football, big Leeds United fan. I am also joint CEO for a very successful 6-a-side team that pride ourselves on the Chelsea 2011-12 philosophy…

 

Loves… Running, football, gym, beer, food, nights out…

 


Jared Comrie

Renewals Sales Specialist

I’ve been at Arrow just under 3 weeks now working as a Renewal Sales Executive on the IBM Hardware team. My background has been within sales (both inbound and outbound) for the last 3 years. Prior to this I worked in IT sales working with IBM/Lenovo for the U.S sector. This helped me develop the skills and a certain level of understanding of IBM and its protocol, processing quotes etc.

Outside of work I like to socialise with friends and going to the gym. 

 

Loves… Music, basketball, gym, food, nights out…

 


Andy Chadwick

Business Development Manager

I joined Arrow in April as Business Development Manager based in Newmarket.  

For the past 3 years, I worked as Customer Support and Sales Manager for an online casino, which was certainly never dull managing teams across two sites in Norwich and Malta. As well as the general sea of complaints (just for the record….. the games are not rigged, even bingo…..honest!), customer retention was the priority and ensuring our regulars were constantly entertained and kept with us, in what is a hugely competitive market space.

Prior to that I worked for 17 years as both a Financial Advisor and a Regional Sales Manager in the Insurance field, dealing with customers over the telephone selling a range of products but mainly retirement and investment based.  

Coming to Arrow marks another seismic shift in industry move and I can’t wait to start contributing to the team’s ongoing success.

 

Loves... Outside of work I love following the Canaries, as well as eating and drinking (socially….rather than excessively, although sometimes both!), and spending time with my family at my static caravan at the coast.


Mike Kilmartin

Renewals Sales Specialist

I joined Arrow in February as a Renewals Sales Specialist, based in the Stockport office. 

My previous experience is insurance broker based, working for some of the top market leaders. I have gained valuable experience within this fast paced diverse market and I am excited to transfer these skills into my role at Arrow.

The team has been very welcoming and supportive, and I am looking forward to contributing towards the company’s success!

 

Loves… Music festivals, a game of football and socialising with friends!

 


Gary Wagstaff

24/7 Network & Security Support Engineer

Before joining the NOC at Newmarket I worked as a Senior Technician for a Cambridge based IT support company. I was tasked with supporting several different technologies such as phones, desktops, servers and network equipment. Although I enjoyed this position I felt it was time to specialise my skillset.

After receiving a job offer to work as a 24/7 Network and Security Engineer for Arrow ECS I felt incredibly proud. I’ve only been here just over a week but each person I’ve met across every part of the company has been very friendly, helpful and professional. I’m really optimistic for my future working for Arrow ECS.

 

Loves... Going to the cinema, gigs, festivals, retro gaming.

 


James Mead

Business Development Manager

I studied Architecture at Sheffield Uni, qualifying in 2008, but struggled to get a job due to the recession. So I entered into Sales and have never looked back!

I started working at Arrow in July 2014 through sales agency Pareto, starting as Internal Sales Executive selling Lenovo servers and storage. I then moved to Internal BDM for Lenovo and Fujitsu servers and storage and now the External BDM for the Intel team.

I am really happy to be part of the Arrow family now and very much enjoy the ethos and values of the company.

 

Loves... In my spare time I enjoy playing guitar, playing sports and fish keeping. Although nothing beats drinking a beer on a beach with the wife!

 


Lana Hanson

Accounts Payable Assistant

I am thrilled to join the Accounts Payable team in Harrogate, following my role as Principal's PA and HR Administrator for a local high school; and prior to that fully supporting a large sales team for an international wine company. 

I come from a varied administration background in HR, Payroll & Accounts and believe that the experience I have gained can help me contribute positively to the team at Arrow. 

 

Loves... I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors and getting creative.


Richard Thornton

Business Development Manager – Ctera

From previously working as a Project Manager developing Cloud based ERP systems, as well as having field sales and account management experience for a variety of IT hardware & software solutions, I am excited to join Arrow working with Ctera, a provider of data protection, backup, sync and share solutions.

Having been born and raised in and around Burnley, before moving to Leeds as a student, then buying a house in the disputed border town of Barnoldswick, I now find myself spending even more of my time in Yorkshire hoping that Lancastrian immigrants are treated well!

 

Loves… Something from nothing.

 


Sheela Shrestha

Accounts Payable Assistant

I came to the UK from Nepal for my Post Graduate Degree (Management) in 2012. I am currently studying ACCA to develop a career in finance. 

Before joining Arrow ECS I worked in TD & A as an Assistant Accountant. I have been working at Arrow for 2 weeks now and I am enjoying working with my colleagues. 

During my free time I like to volunteer to raise awareness in society. A few programmes I have been involved with are cancer research, raising awareness on HIV/Aids, road safety, polio and economic development in rural parts of Nepal. I have been awarded with a VOW (voice of women) award in Nepal as well. It was a very proud moment for me and my family.

 

Loves… Watching movies and sitcoms, travelling, playing Clash of Clans, trying new restaurants and different cuisines. 

 


Katalin Fedina

Deputy Account Manager 

I have joined Arrow as a Deputy Account Manager for BT one month ago. I used to work fora large online travel company. 

I am really excited to start my career with Arrow. 

 

Loves... Roller skating, home baking, going on holidays. 

 


Tom Holt

Quote & Configuration Specialist

Before joining the Quote and Configuration team, I was working in Investment Banking in London. I am happy to be returning to Yorkshire after 5 years in the big smoke, and would like to thank my team and all my colleagues who have made me feel welcome and helped me settle into my new role. Although the IT industry is a new venture for me, I am looking forward to learning as much as possible and progressing at Arrow.

 

Loves... In my spare time I play cricket and love travelling. My favourite destination is Canada where I spent my gap year travelling around the county.


Karolina Pec

Marketing Manager - IBM

Before joining the Arrow IBM team in February, I had been working for a London-based MSP. My career from the very beginning was connected with technology as my first job was for a Software Development House back in Poland. 

I hope to contribute to Arrow Marketing Services with the experience I’ve gained working within our Business Partners.

I have now been with the company for 3 months and I’m enjoying my new role. 

Thank you all for being so friendly and supportive from day one!

 

Loves... Star Wars, board games, cooking, keeping fit and being a total geek.