SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2016 – IGEL Technology, a world leader in the development of powerful workspace management software, software-defined endpoints, and thin and zero client solutions, today announced that Jed Ayres is joining the company as President and CEO for IGEL North America, effective June 1, 2016.
“IGEL is pleased to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to the North American market by expanding our leadership team with the appointment of Ayres,” said Heiko Gloge, Founder and Managing Director, IGEL Technology. “His proven track record for developing innovative and high-growth marketing and partner programs across the IT hardware, software, supply chain and services segments will prove invaluable to our organization as we continue to invest in modernizing our market approach and identifying new and innovative ways in which to further promote the success of our growing network of IGEL Authorized Partners throughout the region.”
Ayres joins IGEL North America from AppSense, which was acquired by LANDESK in March 2016, where he served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, leading the company in dramatically increasing awareness and driving revenue growth through the transformation of AppSense’s digital marketing, social media, public relations and analyst relations programs. During his tenure there, he also drove efforts to unify the global partner program and increased the company’s investment in marketing programs for its top channel partners, which led to a double-digit increase in sales. Prior to AppSense, Ayres spent more than 20 years in senior leadership roles in both publicly and privately held high growth IT solution providers operating within the $50M to $10B+ revenue range, including MCPc, MTM Technologies and GE Capital IT Solutions.
“It is an exciting time to be joining IGEL Technology, with IT organizations of all sizes demanding software-based workspace management solutions that make it easier and more cost-effective for workers to gain quick and secure access to critical business applications from their desktops,” said Ayres. “IGEL is singularly focused on delivering the most powerful, flexible and secure desktops, and their technology leadership coupled with their Channel First Partner Led strategy is creating tremendous opportunities for channel partners to grow their businesses and increase revenues. I’m looking forward to leading the IGEL team in building stronger relationships within the North American IT channel, and developing new tools and resources that will help to further drive the success of our mutual customers.”
IGEL Technology’s portfolio of software solutions includes the Universal Management Suite (UMS), which offers standardized endpoint security and optimization, and enables channel partners and their end-user customers to more efficiently manage their workspace environments, while reducing the cost, time and effort associated with remote endpoint security and optimization. With its Unified Management Agent (UMA), IGEL supports the administration of any terminal device running Windows 7 and Windows 10 through the UMS. Additionally, the IGEL Management Interface (IMI) enables the simple integration of UMS into existing enterprise management systems.
Under Ayres’ leadership, IGEL Technology plans to expand the marketing programs it provides for its channel partners, and develop new programs that will be used to increase margins and grow unit sales for IGEL’s workspace management software, software-based endpoints and thin and zero client solutions. Ayres, who resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, will also be working to strengthen IGEL’s alliances with its top alliance partners including Citrix, VMware, Microsoft, Red Hat and Cisco, as well as expanding its relationships with distributors Ingram Micro and Synnex. In addition to his CEO and President responsibilities for North America, Ayres will also retain responsibility for Global Marketing and hold a seat as a Managing Director on the IGEL Technology Group Board of Directors.