Appoints Rupert Collier as senior channel manager

London and Nuremberg, Germany, 25th November 2014 - Network monitoring specialist Paessler has signalled its continued commitment to the UK market with the appointment of its first UK-based representative. The company has appointed Rupert Collier as senior channel manager, UK & Ireland, to support its ambitious growth plans and provide a local point of contact for Paessler's fast-expanding UK customer base.

Rupert joins Paessler with more than a decade of experience in the European IT industry, including a period spent living and working in Germany. To date, he has held a number of sales, management and business development roles with market leading organisations including value-added distributor COMPUTERLINKS (now Arrow ECS) and security vendor Blue Coat Systems.

In his new role, Rupert will be responsible for business development in the UK, which is Paessler's 3rd largest market worldwide in terms of sales.  In the UK Paessler has achieved an average annual revenue increase of 62% over the last three years and now has more than 19,000 PRTG Network Monitor installations. Rupert's main responsibility will be to recruit and increase revenues from channel partners, and provide the support they need to grow their business. He will also be involved with larger end-user projects, as well as being a local point of contact for existing customers.

Rupert says, "The UK and Irish markets are ripe for Paessler and PRTG. The company's tremendous growth rates in the past few years give me great confidence in the marketability of the product and company alike.

"As I see it, Paessler is the best in the market at what it does. This success comes from the simple fact that real users and their needs are always the driving force behind all of the decisions made, both in terms of the product and our go to market strategy.  PRTG is easy-to-use yet powerful, combining the best of German engineering with the usability of an Apple or a Google and offering excellent value for money.  I thoroughly look forward to representing Paessler in the UK and Ireland, building on its current success to cement its position as the network monitoring solution of choice in the UK."

Dirk Paessler, CEO of Paessler adds, "I am delighted to welcome Rupert to such an important and strategic role. His experience with highly technical products and in-depth knowledge of the UK channel will undoubtedly help with our continued expansion.

"Our business has grown considerably over the past few years despite a challenging economic climate and we expect this expansion to continue.  Our recent research into the UK market revealed that nearly half of all organisations without an IT monitoring tool are spending an average of more than 2 hours a week solving common network issues.  And 1 in 10 are spending upwards of 5 hours a week, equivalent to 30 working days a year. We think this offers a huge opportunity for our PRTG Network Monitor - one I am confident Rupert can help us capitalise on."

A fluent German speaker, Collier also has extensive experience as a journalist and as a teacher of business English in Germany.

Rupert Collier

PRTG is easy-to-use yet powerful, combining the best of German engineering with the usability of an Apple or a Google and offering excellent value for money.

Rupert Collier, Senior Channel Manager UK & Ireland

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