Dublin, 1st October 2020 – Logicalis, the international IT solutions and managed services provider, today announces the appointment of Mick McNeil to the position of Group VP for Business Development. In this role, McNeil will lead the evolution of Logicalis’ Digital Transformation offering, in line with the company’s strategic partnership with Microsoft.
This appointment comes as both Logicalis and Microsoft commit to a global strategic alliance that brings their teams together to innovate with industry-leading solutions and services – jointly delivering on the promise to support customers with tangible business outcomes as they transform their businesses.
McNeil, who is relocating from Microsoft’s headquarters in Seattle to Ireland, held several global roles within Microsoft’s commercial partner organisation, most recently leading the incubation of strategic partnerships across the America, Asia and the UK. In that role, McNeil was instrumental in helping Microsoft's global partners transform their operating models to succeed in a cloud-first world.
In the form of a global strategic partnership, this renewed commitment builds upon Logicalis being one of only 65 global firms out of 60,000 cloud partners to achieve Microsoft Azure Expert MSP status worldwide. Through this elevated partnership status and McNeil’s appointment, Logicalis can further accelerate the development of its highly innovative, leading-edge solutions and services embedded with Microsoft technology for its 10,000 global customers.
Speaking about his new role, McNeil said: “Adoption of cloud technologies to empower employees, engage customers, optimise operations, and transform products is at the forefront of every CEO’s mind today. As I look across the globe at Logicalis capabilities in cloud infrastructure, advanced analytics, IoT, business process automation, and remote work/collaboration – my focus will be to bring these capabilities to deliver impact for every customer in every region, with Microsoft industry-leading technology platforms at the centre. I could not be more excited to work with our global team of 6,500+ professionals as we accelerate customers’ transformation journey to innovate and adapt in a cloud-first world.”
Andrew Baird, Managing Director at Logicalis Ireland, added: “We are delighted to welcome Mick McNeil to the business, not only because of the wealth of expertise he brings but what it signifies in terms of the company’s ongoing partnership with Microsoft. In Ireland, as well as on a global level, we are very excited about the opportunity ahead and look forward to working with Microsoft to develop innovative solutions that support our customer base.”
Mick McNeil - Group VP for Business Development