European Sales Director at Continuum Elected to CompTIA UK Channel Community Executive Council

Posted by Continuum Staff

Aug 17 2015

Paul Balkwell Joins CompTIA UK Executive Council to Help Advance IT Channel Initiatives in the UK

BOSTON and LONDON – Aug. 17, 2015Paul Balkwell, European Sales Director at Continuum®, the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, has been elected to CompTIA’s UK Channel Community Executive Council. The UK Channel Community is led by Chair, Mark Williams, CEO at Pensar, one of London’s leading IT solutions providers and partner of Continuum. The goal of CompTIA’s communities and councils is to advance the global IT industry and help to shape its future. The councils comprise experts from a range of different IT industries and include thought leaders and consultants as well as representatives from IT vendors and IT service providers.

“With over 23 years of ‘real life’ experience, industry knowledge and insight, I look forward to working with the other council members to deliver on the needs of the IT channel and community in the UK, while bringing value, dedication and a great sense of humor,” said Paul Balkwell. “Continuum is a large supporter of CompTIA in the U.S. and I am working to replicate this strong relationship in Europe as well.”

Paul Balkwell has built successful growth strategies for managed IT services, systems integration and software solutions. This includes the set up and delivery of a multi-million pound recurring revenue IT managed services business that after 12 successful years was acquired by a leading UK telecoms provider. Paul joined Continuum in 2014 as European Sales Director at the company’s new European Headquarters office in the Thames Valley region of England. Prior to Continuum, he was Head of Managed IT Services at IP Integration in the UK. He was also New Business Sales Manager at Business Relations International for several years.

Earlier this year, Shannon Mayer, Senior Marketing Programs Manager at Continuum, was elected to CompTIA’s Mobility Community Executive Council and Nathan Teplow, Marketing Programs Manager at Continuum, was elected to CompTIA’s Future Leaders Community Executive Council. Keith Fotta, Director, Telecommunications Industry at Continuum, is on the CompTIA’s Telecom Advisory Council, providing strategic, near-term insight on channel issues and telecom industry trends.

Continuum’s European headquarters are located at Venture House, 2 Arlington Square, Downshire Way, Bracknell, RG12 1WA. Contact by email: europe@continuum.net or phone: +44 (0) 1344 742 875. For more information, visit: http://www.continuum.net/company/careers/london-uk-office.

CompTIA is the IT industry’s trade association. Members are the companies at the forefront of innovation. For more information on CompTIA’s IT Communities and Councils, visit: http://www.comptia.org/communities.

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About Continuum Managed IT Services

Continuum is the technology industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services, allowing its Managed Services Provider (MSP) partners to maintain both on premise and cloud-based servers, desktops, mobile devices and other endpoints for small-and-medium-sized businesses. Continuum’s SaaS platform enables MSPs to efficiently backup, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain clients’ IT infrastructure from a single pane of glass, all backed by an industry–leading network operations center (NOC) and Help Desk. MSPs leverage Continuum’s pay-as-you-grow business model to scale IT services without committing to long-term contracts and to reserve in-house staff for strategic initiatives. The company employs over 1,000 professionals worldwide, supports over 3,500 partners and monitors over 675,000 endpoints. For more information, visit http://www.continuum.net/ or follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter @FollowContinuum.