Chris is Managing Director at Exertis Gem after serving over 10 years as Managing Director and Sales Director. Prior to this Chris worked within various sales and management roles at sister company Exertis Micro P.
Chris is primarily responsible for the development and acquisition strategy, of which includes digital distribution firm Exertis Ztorm. Chris oversees Exertis Gem and is integral in ensuring it constantly evolves its customer and supplier propositions.
UK General Manager
Darren was promoted to UK General Manager of Exertis Gem in 2010, having previously directed the Sales team for over 5 years. Darren has the overall responsibility for the sales, purchasing and marketing functions for Exertis Gem and his main objective is to develop and grow Exertis Gem’s customer and supplier businesses whilst maintaining a best in class service level.
Exertis Gem Finance Director
Doug joined Exertis Gem in 1995 after spending 10 years with sister company Exertis Micro P. Doug oversees the finance function for the Exertis Gem and runs an experienced finance team with rigorous disciplines in place which allows him the time to investigate future acquisitions and integrate new businesses into the group.
Group Strategic Development Director
Alex joined the business as Group Strategic Development Director at the start of 2011, having previously worked within Entertainment and Video games retail - in various Commercial and Senior Management roles for Thorn Europe, Dixons Stores Group, Electronics Boutique and GAME Group Plc.
Alex is charged with developing and extending our trading relationships, whilst driving the proposition and services that Exertis Gem can offer to supplier and retail partners.
Alan joined Gem in 2004 and has over 20 years of experience in the logistics and supply chain industry, ranging from retail, manufacturing and third party logistics. As the Operations Director, Alan’s responsibilities include the supply chain for Exertis Gem’s UK distribution centres.
Alan is responsible for developing and maximising the opportunities of Exertis Gem, which undertakes 3rd party fulfilment on behalf of leading PC, consumer electronics and video game publishers.
Anthony joined Exertis Gem as Purchasing Director at the beginning of 2012, bringing with him a wealth of experience from his time at Spicers UK where he held a number of positions including European Purchasing Director. Anthony was recently promoted to Commercial Director and is responsible for Exertis Gem’s purchasing and dedicated category management teams whilst utilising his in-depth knowledge of Office Products, Far East procurement and developing private label strategies.
Richard joined Exertis Gem as IT Director at the beginning of 2012. Richard brings with him over 20 years of experience in IT and is tasked with keeping Exertis Gem up to speed with the ever-growing IT industry and to build on existing technology successes to strengthen Exertis Gem’s position as a leader in its sector.
Commercial Operations Manager
Gareth joined Exertis Gem from Xerox in 1999 to provide analytics after the company won the Sega Dreamcast distribution deal. Gareth has held various roles during his time at Exertis Gem including the roles of Business Analyst and Business Sales Divisional Manager. He is now responsible for UK commercial propositions and business opportunities. Gareth also oversees the analytical team, Exertis Gem’s in- house reporting division.
Head of Marketing
Katie joined Exertis Gem as Head of Marketing in 2010, having previously worked for successful publisher, Intent Media for over 7 years.
Katie is responsible for overseeing Exertis Gem’s marketing, creative and retail service teams, and actively promotes Exertis Gem’s extensive list of value added services whilst ensuring the channel are kept up to date with group's list of on-going projects, achievements, abilities, developments and aspirations.
Head of Category
Jonathan joined Exertis Gem from NBC Universal in 2008 with the primary directive to strategically manage key partners, specifically Microsoft.
Jonathan, who has since been promoted to Head of Category, now manages the full product portfolio of vendors at Exertis Gem, alongside his team of Category Managers, whilst retaining strategic responsibility for Microsoft and in addition new vendors and brand launches into the UK market.
Head of Grocery Sales
Neil joined Exertis Gem in 2010 as Channel Development Director to expand and enhance Exertis Gem’s grocery division. Neil now holds the position as Head of Grocery Sales for accounts such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons, Waitrose, Co-op and other key grocery accounts. Neil is responsible for the sales function of the grocery team and will look to consolidate existing relationships and look for new areas of opportunity.
Head of Etail Sales
Colin Pelley has been with Exertis Gem for over 10 years, occupying the role of Head of E-tail Sales and has full account responsibility for Amazon, whilst overseeing the strategic development for accounts including; ShopDirect Group, Ebuyer, Dabs and Spicers.
Head of Retail Sales
Rene joined Exertis Gem in 2012 from leading peripheral manufacturer Trust as Nationals Divisional Manager, since then Rene has been promoted to Head of Retail Sales for accounts such as DSG, Argos, WH Smith, Comet and HMV. Rene is responsible for the complete Nationals and Catalogue sales function and will look to diversify and enhance the business development of these important accounts.
General Manager - Design & Sourcing
As the co-founder to the Exspect brand which launched in 2005. Mike oversees the design, manufacturing and importing of high quality products, tailored to the requirements of retail.
In June 2012, Exertis Gem launched a new design and sourcing division, which Exspect forms part of. Mike continues his role as General Manager for Exertis Gem's design and sourcing team.
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