The roguish founder of specialist remote access distributor 1World Systems, Nick Verykios, has announced his intentions to move to greener pastures later this month after overseeing four successive growth years with the company before its amalgamation with fellow distributor Sealcorp.
Verykios says that during its time as a standalone company 1World brought a novel marketing approach to the distribution model. He said the aim of 1World was to give as much as it could to resellers and help them find new ways to make money.
Ultimately, 1World's growth got the better of the company, according to Verykios. He said a lack of a "strong back-end logistics system" forced the distributor to consider partnership opportunities that would allow the company to maintain its niche identity, yet benefit from a stronger distribution system.
Shortly following the deal with Sealcorp, it was rumoured that 1World would be subsumed by Sealcorp, which is also looking to boost its profile as a top flight distributor.
However, Verykios claims 1World staff and their marketing-based approach to distribution and the reseller community has been well received by Sealcorp. Verykios said he will continue to work with 1World and Sealcorp over the next couple of weeks to ensure the smooth transition for hi successor.
In the meantime, Verykios' will have his hands full with the impending October birth of a bouncing baby daughter.