Westcon Appoints North America Finance Head

Westcon Financial Services has appointed Paul Christensen director of its North American operations.

Christensen will be responsible for leading the company’s business strategy and operations, as well as managing and delivering its financial solutions and products portfolio to Westcon-Comstor’s North American customers, partners and manufacturers. Based in Tarrytown, N.Y., Christensen will report directly to London-based Christian Roelofs, managing director, Westcon Financial Services.

“Paul brings a great deal of industry and financial services experience to the North American operations,” Roelofs said. “He is ideally suited to help us expand both our team and product offering in a rapidly changing marketplace.”

Christensen has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, working recently for CIT as chief sales officer of Avaya Financial Services and regional finance manager of EMC Global Financial Services.

“Investment decisions are no longer about lease versus buy, and Westcon Financial Services can provide creative and innovative financial solutions tailored to today’s ‘everything-as-a-service’ business model,” Christensen said. “We are now in a unique position to provide North American partners and customers with an integrated offering from the beginning of the engagement.”

“The expansion of the team signals a strong commitment to the international financial services business. We now have a foundation across core geographies to accelerate our strategic objective of providing Westcon-Comstor customers with financial solutions that enable a genuine competitive advantage,” Roelofs said.

Westcon Financial Services has also recently invested in a director for its Australian and New Zealand operations, Mark Hegarty, as well as a commercial director with global responsibilities, Paul Tweehuysen, who will be based in the United Kingdom.

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