Meet the Management Team
The Management Team bring a wealth of experience to CMS Distribution and it’s partners. With extensive knowledge from a wide variety of industries and geographical locations together with their chosen specialisms, the management team lead the company forward, with the customer front and centre of every decision made.
CMS Distribution employs more than 250 people across seven locations – London, Harrogate, Castleford, Stevenage (UK), Kiltimagh (Ireland), Eindhoven (Netherlands) and Stockholm (Sweden), who are working and contributing to the success stories of over 3,000 resellers and more than 60 vendors. With a dynamic and proactive team of product managers, account managers and pre-sales engineers, an experienced marketing team and an industry-leading operational centre CMS will continue to exceed partners’ expectations.
CEO & Founder
Frank has been leading CMS Distribution for more than 28 years, expanding it into the largest independent value-added distributor of data storage, networking and IT infrastructure solutions in the UK and Ireland.
With 17 years experience in the IT Industry and having Senior Management roles in both Europe and the USA, Tom is responsible for Acquisitions, Corporate Finance, Commercial, Legal and Banking matters.
With over 30 years of industry related experience, Paul is responsible for the group’s purchasing, logistics and IT functions.
Retail Sales Director
Frinos is a passionate sales leader with strong strategic relations with key consumer brands. Over the past 2 decades, he has held a number of senior sales executive positions, acquiring extensive knowledge of the ICT Channel.
With over 17 years of experience in the technology industry, Nick is responsible for the sales team along with business development and product management.
After over 20 years in the IT industry, working for leading global resellers, Justin is using his extensive understanding of the channel business model for building CMS’ enterprise division.
Retail Sales Director – UK & Benelux
From 2007 to 2013 Bart was sales director of Widget UK Ltd, moving to manage the group’s Dutch subsidiary Now Mobile in Eindhoven. Bart joined Widget in 2006, from TomTom BV, where he helped to establish TomTom as a major brand in the UK.
Managing Director – Ireland
Patrick has held senior management roles in the USA and Europe prior to joining CMS as Managing Director of our Irish business. He is a proven sales leader who drives performance in his team.
Julia has 14 years experience in marketing and is passionate about building marketing programmes that secure long term partner relationships and generate strong revenue growth in the IT & storage industry.
Managing Director – Consumer Division
Previously Managing Director of Widget, Board Director of Psion plc, Managing Director of Psion GmbH and President of Psion Inc, introducing the Psion range to major US retail chains.
Business Unit Director
Entrepreneur who co-founded TNS in 2000 with John McHugh. Ivan currently focuses on Business Development and Special Projects within CMS.
Business Unit Director
Entrepreneur who co-founded TNS in 2000 with Ivan Eustace. John has a Degree in Business Studies and a Post Grad in Computer Science.
Luke is using his 16 years of experience in identifying new product opportunities and vendor alliances for the group.
CIO & CTO
Trevor is responsible for the delivery of IT solutions and services that underpin the organisation’s growth strategy and shaping the future direction of CMS.
Non-Executive Director & Chairman
Sean is an experienced non-Executive Director and Chairman, leading and participating in Boards of diverse business and social enterprises.
Niall brings a wealth of leadership experience; formerly he was the CEO of Ardagh Group, a global packaging business with revenues of €8Bn and operations in more than 26 countries.
Director European Business Development
With over 15 years of sales experience in the IT industry, Arnaud is determined to use his in-depth knowledge of the retail and B2B distribution channels to expand CMS Distribution’s presence in key European markets.