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Brightsolid, the managed hybrid cloud services company, has appointed two Client Engagement Managers in response to the growing demand for hybrid cloud managed services in Scotland. Stuart Paterson and Jonathan Ross join the organisation with significant business development experience across both public and private sector clients.

Stuart Paterson and Jonathan Ross join Brightsolid

The appointments reflect the ongoing demand for cloud and colocation services across a spectrum of industries. With more than 15 years of commercial and technical experience, Stuart joins Brightsolid with a background in working with several leading IT service providers, including Pulsant and Iomart. Jonathan holds over seven years of experience working with some of Scotland’s leading IT organisations, including Hutchinson Networks, Cinos and PTS Consulting.

Stuart and Jonathan will be responsible for overseeing existing client relationships, as well as expanding the organisation’s new client base. They will report into Brightsolid’s Chief Sales Officer, Malcolm Smith and be based at Brightsolid’s Edinburgh office.

Commenting on the appointments, Malcolm Smith, Chief Sales Officer at Brightsolid commented: “While there is no doubt that the technology market has been put under incredible strain as a result of Covid-19, we are encouraged by the conversations we are having with many organisations, who are showing active intent to not only move to, but accelerate their journeys to the cloud. The appointment of Stuart and Jonathan marks our commitment to the future of Brightsolid, increasing our headcount within the business development team to six. The experience that Stuart and Jonathan have is unparalleled having each worked with major IT organisations in Scotland. We welcome them to the Brightsolid family and look forward to the contribution that they will make to our clients and the team.”

Stuart commented: “Joining Brightsolid at a time when the cloud computing market is growing and thriving is exciting. Having worked in the sector for several years, Brightsolid’s legacy and renewed focus on hybrid cloud managed services were major factors in my joining the organisation. With a passion for delivering a high level of client service, I look forward to working with our clients to outline how they can build a hybrid cloud that is right for them.”

Jonathan said: “Having cut my teeth in Scotland’s vibrant tech sector, being able to join Brightsolid with its experience of working with both the public and private sectors was something not to be turned down. Our reliance upon technology has been tested in the current market and it’s likely that we will emerge with a different outlook to how we adopt new technologies. To be able to have those conversations with a broad spectrum of organisations is what I find thrilling and I look forward to working closely with organisations across Scotland to transform their businesses.”

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