Rob Tomlin - Managing Director - Azlan UK & Ireland

Rob Tomlin is the Managing Director for Azlan UKI. He joined Tech Data following its acquisition of SDG during 2012 and has a wealth of experience in Value Added Distribution working with vendors and partners alike. Previous to his career at Tech Data, Rob held a number of senior roles in the IT distribution channel; including SDG, where he was instrumental in supporting the transition and integration into Tech Data. Prior to this he held positions at Interface Solutions International and ICL Multivendor Computing. Rob has two children, Lara and Oliver, and is a football and car enthusiast. He currently splits his time living between Windsor and Manchester.


  Nik Chalk - Commercial Finance Director - Azlan UK & Ireland

Nik Chalk was appointed to the role of Azlan Commercial Finance Director in March 2017 and reports into Howard Tuffnail, Chief Finance Officer, UKI. Prior to joining Azlan, Nik spent 18 years at HP/HPE in various finance roles, his most recent role being UKI EG Finance Director, which he did for four years. During 2008, whilst at HPE, Nik spent 18 months in a sales role as HPE Partner Business Manager, responsible for Tech Data. During his time in this role he successfully grew Tech Data's HPE business making them the largest HPE UK distribution partner. Nik lives in Maidenhead with his wife Louise and sons Jack and Freddie. He is a keen football fan and as a Reading season ticket holder he can regularly be seen at the Madjeski Stadium. Nik is also a keen runner and plans to do the London Marathon one day.

  Tom Corrigan - Field Sales - Azlan UK

Tom Corrigan is the Field Sales Director at Azlan and joined the organisation following the acquisition of Avnet Technology Solutions by Tech Data. He reports to Rob Tomlin, Managing Director, Azlan UK. Tom’s team covers all routes to market, including VARs, systems integrator/telco and managed service providers. His wealth of experience and proven track record, gained over 27 years, provides a 360 view of the channel and lends itself well to building and executing business development plans and also identifying opportunities to position multi-vendor solutions requiring advanced integration services. Prior to the acquisition, Tom spent 8 years at Avnet TS having joined as Business Development Manager, IBM, before moving into the NetApp business to focus on managed service providers. He then ran the Cisco/EMC business unit after which he became Sales Director. Prior to joining Avnet TS, Tom held senior sales and technical roles at a successful UK VAR and also IBM. Tom lives in London and is married to Mary with whom he has three young children. Outside of work Tom loves watching Gaelic Games, especially Gaelic Football, and has recently taken up golf.

  Linda Patterson - Marketing Director - Azlan UK & Ireland

Linda Patterson is Marketing Director, Azlan, reporting into Rob Tomlin, Managing Director, Azlan UKI. Linda joined Azlan following the acquisition of Avnet Technology Solutions by Tech Data and is responsible for the Azlan channel marketing team. In addition to the channel and corporate marketing responsibilities she held in Avnet TS, she was project lead for the branding and internal communications of three major Avnet acquisitions (Magirus Group, Bell Micro and Clarity Technology). Linda joined Avnet in 2002 as Marketing Manager where she was responsible for IBM, before being promoted to Marketing Director in 2007. She has over 20 years of experience within the IT and telecom industries having worked previously at Alcatel and NextiraOne. Outside of Azlan, Linda is a keen rower, cyclist and swimmer. She also enjoys cooking.

  Andrew Brown - Technical Services Director - Azlan UK & Ireland

Andy Brown is the Technical Services Director of Azlan UKI reporting into Rob Tomlin, Managing Director, Azlan UK. Andy is responsible for leading the technical community and ensuring Azlan provides channel leading technical services. He forms the technical strategy that enables Azlan's partners to grow their business and deliver new, transformational IT solutions. Andy and his team work in tandem with Azlan's core vendors to support their channel enablement strategies, giving them broader reach across the market. Andy has 20 years of experience in the Information Technology marketplace and has held sales and technical roles in both resellers and distributors. Outside of work, Andy is a sports enthusiast, avid traveler and fan of the Manchester music scene.

  Mike Mernagh - Internal Sales & Ops - Azlan UK

Mike Mernagh is the UK Internal Sales and Operations Director for Azlan UK and reports to Rob Tomlin, Managing Director, Azlan UK. Mike is tasked with creating an unrivalled experience for customers and vendors alike to drive the strategic growth of Azlan and its partner community. He is responsible for delivering the highest level of service through the highly skilled sales and sales operations teams that cover the breadth of Azlan's portfolio of products and services. Mike has over 25 years of experience, holding a number of senior roles in Europe and the UK, in the distribution of component and IT hardware and software products, solutions and services, during which time he has worked with strategic vendors, original equipment manufacturers (OEM), value add resellers, systems integrators and managed service providers. Outside of work, Mike plays tennis and is a keen supporter of Rugby Union and Australian Rules Football.

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  Simon Bennett - Business Unit Director - Dell/EMC, Lenovo, Fujitsu, Nutanix, Brocade & Avaya

Simon was appointed as one of the Azlan Business Unit Directors at the start of our new fiscal year in February 2016. Simon has previously held a number of positions within the business the most recently being the Sales General Manager for our Warrington Centre of Excellence. Simon was a key member of the SDG management team prior to the Tech Data acquisition where he was the Internal Sales and Operations Manager. Simon primarily has responsibility for several of Azlan’s key vendors, including IBM, Lenovo DCG, DELL EMC and Fujitsu. Previously Simon spent over 10 years at NEC Corporation.  Outside of work Simon is a keen footballer and an avid Manchester United fan, he has two children Annabelle and Holly and enjoys socialising with friends and family.

  Andrew Stuart - Business Unit Director - HPE

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  Ian Jeffs - Business Unit Director - IBM, HDS, NetApp - Azlan UK

Ian Jeffs is the Business Unit Director responsible for the IBM, NetApp and HDS franchises. He reports into Rob Tomlin, Managing Director, Azlan UK. Ian is tasked with building Azlan's channel to significantly grow revenue, developing the partner community and creating relevant vendor alliance strategies. In this role Ian is responsible for all facets of vendor engagement, including sales, business development and technical pre-sales. He and his team work across all routes to market and manage all relevant vendor relationships in the UK. Ian has over 20 years' experience in the Information Technology marketplace, including end-user and channel sales, having held senior management roles within strategic vendors and distributors. Outside of work, Ian has a passion for most sports. He has recently retired from rugby and now plays golf and coaches cricket to under 13s.

  Huw Jones - Acting Business Unit Director - Cisco - Azlan UK

Huw Jones was recently appointed to the position of Cisco Business Unit Director, Azlan UK, with responsibility for leading the division's sales, business development, technical, category and product management functions. Prior to this role, he was Azlan UK's Business Unit Manager for HPE and before that, Account Director within Tech Data's corporate division, working with key vendors and customers. Huw has 12 years of IT distribution experience, covering a variety of roles, including product management and business development. Educated at Oxford Brookes University, Huw enjoyed a five-year career as a professional cricketer with Warwickshire before working in distribution.  

  Peter Spreadbury - Business Unit Director - Enterprise Software & Oracle

Peter is the Director for the Azlan UK Enterprise Software Business. Prior to working at Tech Data he held a number of senior positions within the IT channel including 11 years at SCC; initially as the European Project Director for their IBM Strategic Growth Alliance program, subsequently Director for Enterprise Alliances and finally as Director of Software Solutions. Previous to SCC, Peter was with HP for 13 years where he was the UK Enterprise Channel Manager having joined HP through the Compaq and earlier DEC acquisitions. During his time with HP he held a number of UK and European Channel management and end user account management roles. Peter’s personal interests revolve around his family, keeping fit by running and swimming, and enjoying hobbies that include Motor Cycling and Kart racing.