Crotty, Ingram Micro Services VP, Departs For NetEnrich

Distributor says services strategy and growth initiatives unaltered.

Justin Crotty, a nine-year veteran at Ingram Micro Inc. and leader of its 30-person services division, is departing the distributor to join NetEnrich Inc., a San Jose, CA-based provider of infrastructure management services.

Crotty has been with Ingram Micro since 2001, ascending to vice president, services in 2006. His role at Ingram has widened considerably as the distributor seeks to carve out a place in the budding cloud services market.

He is known as an ardent defender of the channel’s part in delivering cloud computing solutions.

At NetEnrich, Crotty will assume the mantle of senior vice president and general manager, reporting directly to Raju Chekuri, the company’s co-founder, president and chief executive.

Crotty said that the “opportunity was just too good to pass up.” His last day at Ingram will be July 2. He said that he plans to be on board at NetEnrich later this summer.

“NetEnrich is an emerging channel favorite and a company to watch, especially with the move to the cloud,” Crotty said. ““Their technology is proven and they are a true channel play. We have worked together under the Seismic umbrella for well over a year now and it’s all good.”

NetEnrich is one of 19 suppliers participating in Ingram’s services initiative, which includes practices in IT labor, IT staffing, managed services, cloud services, and warranty/contract management. The company supplies network operations to VARs in North America under Ingram’s Seismic banner.

Ingram officials said that an active search, both within and outside the company, already is underway to replace Crotty. In the meantime, the division will be headed up by Brian Wiser, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Jason Beal, director of services sales, and Chris Parks, director of services operations.

Ingram said that it has no plans to alter the direction or strategy of its services unit in the wake of Crotty’s departure.

Crotty’s exit marks the second executive to leave Ingram within the week. Alain Monie, one of four Ingram regional presidents, resigned to take a chief executive position with a multi-national industrial company based in Asia.

TAGS: cloud computing,services,Ingram Micro,NetEnrich,Crotty

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