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.

 

Frank Salmon - CMS Distribution Management TeamFrank Salmon

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.

Tom Burke

Tom Burke

CFO

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.

Paul Roughley

Paul Roughley

COO

With over 30 years of industry related experience, Paul is responsible for the group’s purchasing, logistics and IT functions.

 

Frinos Constantinou

Frinos Constantinou

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.

Nick Preston

Nick Preston

Commercial Director

With over 17 years of experience in the technology industry, Nick is responsible for the sales team along with business development and product management.

 

Justin Griffiths

Justin Griffiths

Enterprise Director

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.

 

bart-hoorntje-retail-sales-director-uk-and-benelux-cms-distributionBart Hoorntje

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.

Patrick HealyPatrick Healy

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 Johansson

Marketing Director

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.

 

david-elder-managing-director-consumer-division-cms-distributionDavid Elder

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.

Luke Noonan

Sourcing Director

Luke is using his 16 years of experience in identifying new product opportunities and vendor alliances for the group.

 

Trevor Pluskota

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.

 

Sean SweeneySean Sweeney

Non-Executive Director & Chairman

Sean is an experienced non-Executive Director and Chairman, leading and participating in Boards of diverse business and social enterprises.