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By | Paul Kunert 25th February 2014 09:41

Life after Insight for execs swept away by new broom

Veeps Gatehouse and Bitoun land alternative roles in software channel

A pair of former Insight Enterprises execs that exited last autumn in a wave of senior redundancies have emerged in pastures new, both at software firms.

One-time EMEA marketing veep Ashley Gatehouse has rocked up at software asset management firm Crayon, with ex-Insight global sales veep Frank Bitoun landing in the same role at Software One.

Gatehouse goes in as global marketing director to "lead expansion and modernisation" of the brand and sales programmes. Currently, the business has locations in eight European countries and the UAE.

"My priorities," said Gatehouse in a canned statement, "[include] driving significant lead generation and conversion for our sales organisation here [in the UK] and across multiple territories".

Bitoun was unavailable to comment but confirmed his appointment at Microsoft enterprise partner Software One on LinkedIn. The firm employs 1,650 certified specialists and transacts $3.3bn in sales a year.

Both chaps made way at Insight as the reseller prepared to usher in new EMEA president Wolfgang Ebermann, who took over from long serving exec Stuart Fenton.

Other big hitters to leave included EMEA sales veep Tony Brooker and UK enterprise sales director Gary Butters,

Brooker told us he has some irons in the fire including one may see him rejoin the industry in Q2, "Right now I'm enjoying time with my family and looking at some potential consultancy and training projects".

Butters, who held director roles at Fell, Fujitsu, Colt, BT Engage IT and Easynet Global Service prior to Insight, was not available to comment at the time of writing.

Update Butters has been in touch to say that he has provided consultancy and mentoring services to large vendors since leaving Insight, and is "closing in" on a UK sales transformation role at a global tech company. ®

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