After initial deals covering Southern Europe and Benelux, data integrity vendor Proofpoint further strengthens its partnership with network and security VAD Exclusive Networks, by expanding their partnership to Austria and Germany.
Exclusive Capital, the financing and leasing division of network and security VAD Exclusive Group, has announced that its wide range of flexible, innovative, value-generating services is now available in 20 countries worldwide. Fed by increasing market demand, its expanded geographical coverage has doubled in the last six months, benefiting thousands more reseller partners across EMEA with compelling opportunities to expand deal values and close sales more rapidly. "More partners are tuning in to the advantages enabled by IT financing and leasing services that increase the affordability of the latest disruptive technology solutions", said Franck Laga, managing director at Exclusive Capital. "Availability of our services in more places allows us to localise payment options in the context of global, multi-site deals. Vendors are also very supportive of our expansion because our services help address new cloud-based consumption models and allow customers to preserve capital and take advantage of record low interest rates around the world."
Following its launch in France in early 2015, Exclusive Capital quickly grew to incorporate local operations in Austria, Australia, Belux, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The latest additions to its EMEA-wide scope include Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the Middle East, swelling the total number of countries served to 20.
"In little over two years, Exclusive Capital's scale has grown to match our Group footprint, with the exception of Asia; a fantastic achievement but still a 'work-in-progress' that we intend to turn into a truly global offering", said Barrie Desmond, COO at Exclusive Group. "The popularity of our financing and leasing offerings reflect their outstanding relevance to enterprise decision-makers, making them the natural choice for smart reseller partners and the perfect complement to our other value-added services."
Exclusive Group acquires US VAD Fine Tec
United States: French network and security VAD Exclusive Group has advanced its global distribution partner offering with the acquisition of leading Silicon Valley-headquartered cybersecurity VAD Fine Tec, a local Fortinet distributor. The move places Exclusive Group at the heart of the world's largest cybersecurity market; complementing its existing global presence throughout the EMEA and APAC regions. Global systems integrators, service providers and vendors, as well as large North American reseller partners, will be the chief beneficiaries as Exclusive Group extends its unique, highly successful 'Disruptive Distribution' blueprint with an established local player that already shares similar DNA and value-adding culture.
"This will be a major step forward for our global proposition as we harness US-based skills, resources and relationships to support the execution of worldwide deals with large systems integrator partners and to advance our unique formula into the domestic market", said Olivier Breittmayer, CEO of Exclusive Group. "Fine Tec is as an operationally excellent business with a strong services capability and successful reputation for delivering value in a highly competitive environment. It represents a great opportunity to integrate a culturally-aligned business into our global family, and we look forward to working with Fine Tec CEO James Shen and his team to build on their success and accelerate growth throughout the region."
"This is great news for everyone connected with Fine Tec family as it validates the approach we've taken to value-added distribution in the US for nearly 20 years", said James Shen, Fine Tec President & CEO. "The Exclusive Group story is well known and we’ve admired it from afar, but now with the Group's global reach and resources it opens up many new opportunities for our partners. It really is an exciting time as there is true opportunity to extend the disruptive distribution model to the US, whilst the ambition for us to grow internationally is finally realised."
The move follows Exclusive Group's recent appointment of Patrick Huth as VP Alliances Americas, who will be instrumental in enabling new partner and vendor opportunities alongside Fine Tec's existing leadership team. The successful integration of the Fine Tec business is set to increase Exclusive Group's forecast revenues for the full year 2017 to 1.8bn€ ($2bn).
Network and security VAD Exclusive Group has launched its unique brand of "Disruptive Distribution" to the US market with the appointment of highly successful channel operator Patrick Huth as VP Alliances Americas. Pat will have responsibility for growing vendor and partner alliances across the world's largest IT market. This latest chapter in Exclusive Group's worldwide expansion is set to deliver significant value to major vendor and GSI partners and complements Exclusive Group's extensive presence throughout EMEA and APAC where total revenues of €1.3b were achieved in 2016.
"The US is a key objective in our global expansion and we see great opportunities for our business alongside key vendor, service provider and systems integrator partners. As VP Alliances, Pat will play a major role in converting those opportunities into results", said Barrie Desmond, COO at Exclusive Group. "We are the only European headquartered global VAD, but it almost feels like we're coming home. Many of our partners are US-based and understand our unique worth in delivering accelerated market success, combining global scale with a genuine commitment to value. The near-term plan is to harness Pat's market expertise and phenomenal track record, so that we ensure local relevance as our successful formula is applied."
Exclusive Group's new VP, Patrick Huth, is an accomplished IT channel sales leader with almost 40 years' experience in distribution, both across the US market and globally. Having held a variety of management roles during a stellar career in the channel, his latest position was as Senior Director of Partner Management for Westcon-Comstor Group where he led efforts to successfully grow revenue and profitability for several top vendors and managed a portfolio worth more than €900m.
"Exclusive's reputation is well known and admired as a major force in delivering a different type of distribution and I'm extremely excited about the opportunity we have to expand our global partnerships", said Huth. "Both our cybersecurity and datacentre IT vendor portfolios are heavily biased toward highly innovative technologies that disrupt the market and provide a platform for generating immense value. US-HQ'd partners now have a new choice when looking to deliver global deals and enhanced value."
Exclusive Group puts Cloud First
Infrastructure VAD Exclusive Group is helping partners evolve from a solely hardware-based solutions approach to take advantage of on-premise, private and public cloud opportunities, with the appointment of Patrick van Arendonk to steer the evolution of its Cloud First strategy. The role combines an educational remit, to promote the adoption of cloud principles among reseller partners, with a wide-ranging business transformation mandate that includes engaging existing and new vendors and creating the infrastructure and processes for future cloud-based services.
"It's time for some 'blue-sky' thinking now that the cloud consumption model is beginning to become more relevant", said Barrie Desmond, COO of Exclusive Group. "The Cloud First initiative is our way of helping us, our vendors and most importantly, our reseller partners understand their relevance in this journey – as much symbolic as it is strategic – to get them to put cloud at the forefront of their proposals and strategic mindset. Cloud First means always thinking cloud – something we've done ever since the launch of BigTec four years ago. And to underline the significance we have appointed Patrick as our ‘envoy’ to spread the message and activate new, practical programmes across all divisions of Exclusive Group."
Patrick van Arendonk is a highly successful channel entrepreneur with nearly 30 years' experience who joins Exclusive Group from Exclusive Networks Netherlands, where he held positions including General Manager and Director of Business Development. Prior to this he was Founder of VADition Benelux (acquired by Exclusive Group in 2011) and has also worked in senior sales roles at Juniper, F5 and Cisco, among others. "The traditional on-premise, hardware-based markets for cybersecurity and infrastructure are still growing, but the private, public and hybrid cloud alternatives are growing 10 times faster. The opportunities for partners are huge but only if they take some steps to evolve", said Patrick van Arendonk, Director of Cloud First at Exclusive Group. "We will support them and stay at the forefront of cloud-driven change. I am looking forward to taking Cloud First to the next level, expanding our global vision to accommodate new kinds of vendors, services and cloud solutions."
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Italy - VAD
EA Accessories Ltd
Ireland - Specialist
Germany - VAD
SC Magazin GSM srl
Romania - Specialist
Multipoint Nordics OÜ
Estonia - VAD
EMA Distribution srl
Italy - Specialist
Westnet Distribution Poland Sp. z o.o.
Poland - Broadliner
A&C Systems France
France - Specialist
Belgium - VAD
Aqipa United Kingdom Ltd
United Kingdom - Specialist
Exclusive Networks Portugal, SL
Praça Nuno Rodrigues dos Santos, 7
Phone : +351-217217493
Fax : +351-217269985
Website : http://www.exclusive-networks.pt
General manager :
Mrs Carmen Muñoz Álamos
CTO : Mr Bruno Alípio
Sales manager : Mrs Elisabeth Alves
Creation year : 2009
Código Coface : 337595976
VAT number : PT 980405041
2019 : 5,69 M€
2018 : 4,04 M€
2017 : 3,25 M€
2016 : 2,50 M€
2015 : 2,11 M€
Indirect turnover : 100%
National/regional/export split : 100/0/0
VAD : Networks and telecoms, security
Main brands : A10 Networks, Allot, Extreme Networks (Aerohive), Imperva, Palo Alto Networks
Clients : Buying groups, dealers, IT consulting, system integrators and VARs, service providers, specialized and corporate resellers, telecom operators
Employees : 3 people
Computers and peripherals
Networks and telecoms
Allot, Arista Networks, Extreme Networks (Aerohive), F5 Networks, F5 Networks (Crescendo Networks), FireEye, Gigamon, HPE (Silver Peak), Infoblox, KEMP Technologies, Mandiant Solutions, Nutanix (PernixData), Tufin Technologies
Chronicle, Entrust (nCipher), F5 Networks, FireEye, Imperva, Infoblox, LogRhythm, Mandiant Solutions, One Identity (Balabit), Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, Safe-T, SentinelONE, Tenable (Alsid), Thalès, Thalès Digital Identity and Security (CRYPTOCard), Thalès Digital Identity and Security (Gemalto), Thalès Digital Identity and Security (SafeNet), Vormetric
Services and cloud computing
Druva, F5 Networks, Ixia, a Keysight business, Proofpoint, Thalès Digital Identity and Security (SafeNet), Wasabi
Allot, Entrust (nCipher), Extreme Networks (Aerohive), F5 Networks, F5 Networks (Crescendo Networks), FireEye, HPE (Silver Peak), Imperva, Infoblox, KEMP Technologies, One Identity (Balabit), Palo Alto Networks, Proofpoint, Thalès Digital Identity and Security (SafeNet)
NetSkope, Tanium Networks
HashiCorp, Sonatype, Thalès Digital Identity and Security (Cogent)
F5 Networks, Tintri
Druva, F5 Networks, HYCU
Value added services
After-sale consulting, after-sale service, architecture design, audit, authorized training centre, business plan help, cash-and-carry, co-marketing funds, configuration help, dedicated contacts, demo products, demos, direct shipping to final client, e-mailing, export service, field sales staff, hardware connection/cabling, hardware installation, hardware tests, help with specifications write-up, hot-line, information newsletter, lead generation, logistics, maintenance, manufacturer certifications, modeling, newsletters, on-site training, personalized help, pre-sale consulting, product loan, project management help, project monitoring and control, project-dedicated sales staff, remote installation, retail-dedicated sales staff, return-to-base warranty, sales help, shipments tracking, software tests, specific preparations, standard exchange, system integration, technical deployment, technology watch, telemarketing, training centre, transfer of skills, trial products
Automatic transfer, bill of exchange, cash on delivery, cash with order, credit card, draft, factoring, personalized terms of payment, term of payment
Minimum delivery time
National : 24 hour(s)
International : NC
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ACTS Srl - Italy - VAD
EA Accessories Ltd - Ireland - Specialist
Aqaio GmbH - Germany - VAD
SC Magazin GSM srl - Romania - Specialist
Multipoint Nordics OÜ - Estonia - VAD
EMA Distribution srl - Italy - Specialist
Westnet Distribution Poland Sp. z o.o. - Poland - Broadliner
A&C Systems France - France - Specialist
FieldTrust bvba/sprl - Belgium - VAD
Aqipa United Kingdom Ltd - United Kingdom - Specialist
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