17/03/2016

OCSL expands Leadership team with appointment of former HP Enterprise Services Vice President Martin Hess

We are delighted to announce today, the appointment of former HP Vice President Martin Hess as OCSL’s new Chairman.

This signals OCSL’s ambition to becoming a leading systems integrator and cloud broker.

Tim Thrower, Managing Director and founder of OCSL commented on Martin’s appointment:

“One key goal is to double our services number within the next two years and Martin’s insight and huge industry experience in growing HP’s Enterprise Services division will be essential in achieving this.  We are currently a leading UK partner for both infrastructure and managed services and plan to become one of the leading trusted providers for secure cloud services in the future. Accelerating that growth will be a key focus for Martin”.

Martin Hess added:

“Just as we are recognised as a leading UK partner for providing on premise solutions we plan to be a leading cloud service provider in the future.  The world is changing and I have joined as Chairman to ensure OCSL becomes famous as a leading services company in the new cloud-based world. That journey has already begun for OCSL, with the market shifting, our opportunity is to quickly gain more traction in this area. This was recognised recently by HPE who have identified OCSL as their first EMEA partner to jointly invest with in a world-wide cloud services growth programme.

OCSL was always one of the easiest companies to do business with at HP; it has rich technical talent, is hugely agile and is massively focused on its customers.  With its existing qualities, on-going investment in secure hybrid cloud services, and strong partnerships with key players such as Microsoft, the potential for OCSL is massive.”

About Martin Hess

Martin Hess was previously Vice President of Sales for the Enterprise Services Business UK&I at Hewlett Packard Ltd and grew Enterprise Services in the UK&I, to a $2.2 billion revenue business. He is an active investor in start-ups and in addition to driving HP’s involvement in the Prince’s Trust Technology Committee, is a judge for Young Start-up Talent in Brighton and Hove.

Read the full press release.

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