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Richard Lockey Joins Cloud Consultancy Firm

Former Dimension Data man to drive ‘SAM First, Cloud First’ strategy across expanding UK consultancy business for Software Asset Management specialists

Crayon, the global leader in software asset management (SAM), cloud and volume licensing, and associated consulting services has announced that Richard Lockey has joined as UK Managing Director.

Lockey joins from Dimension Data where he spent the last 7 years serving as the UK & Ireland Sales Director responsible for all revenue streams and client engagements. Prior to this he spent almost a decade as Head of New Business & Marketing at Orange Business Services following five successful years at 3Com.

As Crayon’s growing consultancy continues to flourish – assisting more and more firms with compliance, software lifecycle management and IT optimisation through its SAM-IQ program and associated complimentary cloud offerings – Lockey will focus on the execution of its ‘SAM First, Cloud First’ strategy.

Torgrim Takle, CEO Crayon Group, explains: “Richard brings a wealth of relevant experience to the position and has the qualities we need to drive market penetration at a time when we are seeing increasing demands placed upon the Crayon business by firms looking to optimise their investments in IT.”

Adds Lockey: “I am really pleased to be joining Crayon at this point in its evolution. Businesses around the world trust our advice when it comes to optimising ROI from complex technologies. As the industry reaches a point of critical transformation, our ‘SAM First, Cloud First’ strategy clearly resonates with those firms seeking to protect their software assets and future-proof their business. Crayon is ideally placed to assist them on this journey.”