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Former Cellnet chief re-emerges taking ControlCircle lead

Former Cellnet chief re-emerges taking ControlCircle lead

Stephen Harrison is the new APAC general manager of UK-based datacentre and managed services provider, ControlCircle

Former Cellnet CEO, Stephen Harrison, has resurfaced as the APAC general manager of UK-based datacentre and managed services provider, ControlCircle.

This will be the company’s first foray in the Asia-Pacific market, which will operate as ControlCircle’s international hub for cloud computing and virtual technology provisioning. The services will be hosted out of Global Switch's Singapore datacentre.

Operations will initially be set up in Singapore, but there are plans in the pipeline to establish a Sydney office in March.

“This move coincides with an upsurge in the global demand for cloud computing and services among enterprises and we have tasked ourselves with several priorities in the coming 12 months, from supporting the continued expansion of our presence in the region, to preparing our product suite for entrance into new markets,” Harrison said in a statement.

ControlCircle CEO, Damian Milkins, said Harrison’s appointment would enable the company to help serve the needs of the Asia-Pacific market.

“It will also allow us to work closely with local partners as part of ControlCircle’s global outsourcing delivery model,” Milkins said.

ControlCircle was founded in the UK 10 years ago, and last year it secured £6 million capital investment from venture capitalist firm, Scottish Equity Partners.

Harrison co-founded IT distribution business Cellnet in 1992. He left the company in 2005 and returned in 2007 to lead the company once more, before departing again in 2009.


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