01 September 2016

Datatec Financial Services, a subsidiary of Datatec Limited (JSE and LSE: DTC), has made three senior appointments in North America, UK, and Australia. The Group appointed Paul Christensen as Director of North America, Mark Hegarty as Director of Australia and New Zealand and Paul Tweehuysen as Commercial Director based in the UK.

Datatec Financial Services is responsible for providing financial solutions and services to end user customers, partners and manufacturers of Datatec’s operating divisions, Logicalis and Westcon-Comstor to drive incremental business and profitability.

Christensen and Hegarty will be responsible for leading the company’s business strategy and operations, as well as managing and delivering its financial solutions and products portfolio to Logicalis and Westcon-Comstor’s customers, partners, and manufacturers in their respective geographies. Tweehuysen, as part of the management team in the UK will focus on global operations and strategy and provide support to the regional directors and their teams in enabling transactions. Christensen, Hegarty and Tweehuysen will report to Christian Roelofs, Managing Director of Datatec Financial Services.

Jens Montanana, CEO of Datatec Group, said:

"All three appointments make valuable additions to the team as the business continues to develop its offering across North America, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Datatec Financial Services’ innovative financing solutions are instrumental to enhancing synergies across the Group and growing our services portfolio.

The financing solutions Datatec Financial Services offer Westcon­Comstor and Logicalis customers are a key point of differentiation for us in a highly competitive and ever changing marketplace."

Paul Christensen has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Paul previously worked for CIT as Chief Sales Officer of Avaya Financial Services and Regional Finance Manager of EMC Global Financial Services.

Mark Hegarty’s most recent roles include National Sales Manager for CNH Industrial Capital and Managing Director at Future Finance Corporation. Mark brings over 25 years’ experience in financial services to the business.

Paul Tweehuysen joins from Cisco Capital where he was Global Engagement Manager (EMEA). Previously Paul was Capital and Leasing Manager at Stanley Security Solutions Ltd. He has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry.

Christian Roelofs, Managing Director at Datatec Financial Services, commented:

"Paul Christensen, Mark Hegarty, and Paul Tweehuysen bring a great deal of expertise and creativity to Datatec Financial Services and are ideally suited to support the business in the next phase of its development.

With the expansion of our team we now have a foundation across our core geographies to provide Westcon-Comstor and Logicalis with unique financial solutions. By integrating the financial services offering with the customer offering from the outset we can provide a genuine competitive advantage.

With the shift towards cloud based services and Everything as a Service (EaaS), investment decisions are no longer simply a choice between leasing or buying. Enabling a new alternative to better address Westcon-­Comstor and Logicalis customers’ needs is our top priority."

Enquiries:

Datatec Financial Services

Christian Roelofs
+44 (0)20 7395 9010

Instinctif Partners

Adrian Duffield/Chantal Woolcock (UK)
+44 (0) 20 7457 2020

Frederic Cornet/Pietman Roos (SA)
+27 (0) 11 447 3030

About Datatec Financial Services

Datatec Financial Services is a subsidiary of Datatec Limited (JSE and LSE: DTC), the international Information and Communications Technology (ICT) group listed in Johannesburg and London. Datatec Financial Services is responsible for providing financial solutions and products to end user customers, partners and manufacturers of Datatec’s operating divisions, Logicalis and Westcon­Comstor to drive incremental business and profitability. Datatec Financial Services is head quartered in the UK with offices in Australia and North America.