TD SYNNEX announces promotion of Simon Bennett to managing director, Advanced Solutions, UK&I

By Simon Meredith | 9th October 2023

Current senior director, enterprise software and cloud, UK&I, will step into the role in December 2023, when the current head of Advanced Solutions, Matt Child, takes up his new post as head of European digital strategy for TD SYNNEX

Basingstoke, 09 October 2023 – TD SYNNEX (NYSE: SNX) today announced that Simon Bennett, currently senior director, enterprise software and cloud, UK and Ireland, is being promoted to managing director, Advanced Solutions, UK&I TD SYNNEX.

Bennett will take up his position when the current managing director, Advanced Solutions, UK&I, Matt Child, moves into his new role leading TD SYNNEX’s European digital strategy in December. As senior vice president, digital, Europe, Child will be stepping into the shoes of Andy Gass, who is retiring from the business in January 2024, after a 30-year career at the company.

Commenting on his appointment, Simon Bennett said: “I am really excited to be taking on the leadership of the Advanced Solutions division in the UK and Ireland. Over the last four years, Matt has built a fantastic team with incredible depth of capability. He has established the Advanced Solutions business as a leader in the enablement and aggregation of emerging technologies and a genuinely trusted advisor for channel partners. I look forward to continuing and building on that success and taking the business into the next exciting phase of its development.”

Matt Child stated: “It’s been a great honour to lead the Advanced Solutions business in the UK&I. We’ve made tremendous strides and achieved a great deal in key areas of technology growth for our partners. As head of the cloud and enterprise software business, Simon has made a really valuable contribution to the advancement and progression of the business.

“I know that I am handing the reins over to someone who, as well as possessing tremendous energy and drive, being full of ideas and a talent for inspiring others, is also a clear and incisive strategic thinker. I’m certain that, with his passionate and innovative approach, Simon will lead the Advanced Solutions business in the UK&I to even greater heights.”

He also commented on the fact that TD SYNNEX had been able to promote from within. “TD SYNNEX is committed to the continued personal and professional development of all its co-workers and wherever we can, we will always promote from within the business. Simon’s promotion to this pivotal role in the UK&I business is a great example of that positive and progressive approach. It is one that both encourages and supports all co-workers to aim high and be the best they can be, enables TD SYNNEX to continue its relentless focus on the customer, and delivers really positive results for us as a business.”

Bennett has been with the company since the 2009 acquisition of SDG, where he was an internal sales and operations manager. He then developed his career with TD SYNNEX (formerly Tech Data), from sales general manager to business unit director and since 2019, has been senior director of enterprise software and cloud in the Advanced Solutions business unit.

He brings a wide range of hybrid technology and infrastructure vendor experience, having been responsible in his previous business unit director roles for Dell Technologies, IBM, Lenovo DCG and Nutanix. Bennett also has great experience in enterprise software and cloud vendors, including VMware, Citrix, Veeam, Veritas, Open Text and Adobe and also global leading hyperscalers like Microsoft, AWS, Google and Oracle.

Picture: Simon Bennett, TD SYNNEX.

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