Des English appointed to head up Welltel’s Cloud and Cybersecurity division as it continues to scale and amplify its leadership
Dublin, 16th February 2022 – Welltel, Ireland’s largest dedicated business communications provider, is today announcing the appointment of Des English as Head of Cloud and Security Sales. Des has 30 years’ experience in sales roles across multiple markets and industries including telecoms, cloud computing and SaaS (software-as-a-service).
In this role, Des will provide solutions to enterprise and mid-market customers in the areas of connectivity, cloud and cybersecurity at Welltel. With a focus on creating excellent customer experiences, he will build, coach and develop skilled teams and encourage a collaborative approach across the company’s sales teams.
Prior to joining Welltel, Des was Senior Regional Sales Director for Startups at Salesforce in the UK, working closely with disruptive consultancy startups across the legal, financial and recruitment sectors. Previously, he spent over two years as Sales Director with cloud specialist Strencom, which was acquired by Welltel in 2021. Here, he helped to grow Strencom’s sales team and client offering in managed connectivity and cloud IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service).
Before this, Des was a Senior Sales Manager at Vodafone UK, where he was responsible for the management and expansion of Vodafone’s Red Edge Corporate UK Sales team who were developing Vodafone’s partnerships with large UK corporate clients.
Des holds a degree in Business and Legal Studies from University College Dublin, and has also completed a coaching programme at the Henley Institute of Training.
Des English, Head of Cloud and Security Sales, Welltel: “I plan to draw on my experience of working with fast-growing companies and building successful teams within the telecoms sector to drive the cloud and security sales direction at Welltel. My passion for superior customer experience is mirrored by Welltel and I look forward to helping to underpin growth for clients with bespoke, innovative solutions.
Cloud and security are becoming ever more critical to the success of businesses in the workplace of the future. Welltel is a one-stop-shop for customer needs across connectivity, cloud, contact centres, communications and security, which underscores our commitment to our customers and allows them to go to market quickly and efficiently.”