FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IGEL Appoints Christopher Barker as Global Vice President of Customer Success and Support
An industry thought leader focused on revenue growth through the delivery of value-added services and a remarkable customer experience, Barker’s experience includes stints at Intuit and Apple
Reading, UK. Feb. 5, 2019 – IGEL, a world leader in software-defined endpoint optimisation and control solutions for the secure enterprise, today announced that it has named Christopher Barker as its Global Vice President of Customer Success and Support. A veteran customer experience executive, Barker brings to IGEL a proven track record for delivery of exceptional customer success and support programs that have resulted in revenue growth for businesses across the enterprise software, cloud computing, networking, telecommunications and hardware sectors.
“A thought leader in the customer success and support services space, Christopher is well-known across the technology sector for his ability to establish and build services offerings, implement scalable business processes and leverage partnerships for sustainable growth,” said Simon Townsend, IGEL Chief Marketing Officer for EMEA. “His deep knowledge and expertise will help to fuel greater success among our channel partners when it comes to supporting the deployment of IGEL solutions within their customer bases, while also enabling us to provide the level of service and support that will help us continue to drive growth and expand our market share.”
Barker joins IGEL from Intuit where he was Director of Sales and Customer Experience for the company’s enterprise, B2B software and SaaS online product support. Prior to that, he was Director of Internet Services Customer Support and AppleCare Business Manager at Apple, where he led a global staff of 1,800+ contact center support agents, managers, project managers and vendor managers in the response and resolution for account, billing and technical support for Apple Print Products, iTunes Store and iCloud/MobileMe services. Before that, he held leadership positions at NetCom, AT&T Internet Services, Vendio and Motorola’s Broadband Solutions Group. Barker holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
“Over the past several decades I’ve helped businesses across a wide range of sectors, from enterprise software to cloud computing to telecommunications, drive revenue growth by optimising their customer success and support organisations, and I’m thrilled to be able to bring this experience to IGEL,” said Barker. “The commitment that the company and its leadership team has demonstrated toward fueling the success of its employees, partners and customers is one of the things that made joining IGEL so appealing, and I and look forward to helping them modernize the way in which they engage with and support their growing customer base.”
Barker joins IGEL effective immediately. Follow him on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopherbarker1/.
IGEL is the world leader in providing software-defined endpoint optimization and control solutions for cloud and virtualized workspaces. The company’s world-leading software products include the IGEL OS™, IGEL UD Pocket™ (UDP) and Universal Management Suite™ (UMS). These solutions comprise a more secure, manageable and cost-effective endpoint management and control platform across nearly any x86 device. Easily acquired via just two feature-rich software offerings, — Workspace Edition and Enterprise Management Pack — IGEL software presents outstanding value per Investment. Additionally, IGEL’s German engineered endpoint solutions deliver the industry’s best warranty (5 years), support (3 years after end of life) and management functionality. IGEL enables enterprises to save vast amounts of money by extending the useful life of their existing endpoint devices while precisely controlling all devices running IGEL OS as well as Windows OS from a single dashboard interface. IGEL has offices worldwide and is represented by partners in over 50 countries. For more information on IGEL, visit www.igel.com.