As a Value Added Distributor, there’s nothing more important than our people. After all, they’re the ones that add value…
Stuart’s been in IT distribution for almost 25 years – Alpha Gen is his fourth venture in the industry. But while a lot has changed in that time, he’s driven all of his endeavours to success with a remarkably similar approach. He’s relentlessly focused on a small number of vendors and natural, organic growth. It’s certainly working so far.
Chris helps our vendors build new channel strategies when taking products to market. Having worked at the leading edge of Value Added Distribution since the 1990s, he brings expert knowledge of the channel and how vendors can navigate it successfully. Outside work, he yearns for the days he could play Rugby – but fills that void driving his kids to sport all weekend.
Mark has been in the IT distribution business since the late 80s. He knows distribution inside-out, starting in technical support, moving through product management, and finally arriving at marketing. At Alpha Gen, he brings the advantage of 16 years of IT channel marketing, delivering campaigns at all levels. He has the best crayons in the office.
Always on the ball, Vicki is Thycotic’s Business Unit Director for the UK, Ireland and Nordics – but that’s just scratching the surface of her role at Alpha Gen. As she runs around the office, you’ll find her doing everything she can to manage, mentor and support our internal sales team. And if you don’t, you’ll find her over in ‘Granola’ corner – just follow the crumbs.
With over 14 years leading and coaching sales teams, Lisa is Alpha Gen’s Sales Manager. Outside of work, Lisa has sung semi-professionally most of her adult life, so we can be sure she will deliver a top performance when it comes to Sales. Along with her channel connections, Lisa also has a few celebrity followers including Gary Barlow; so give her a call and it could be the “greatest day” of your life.
Andy leaves no stone unturned. He lets no question go unanswered. And if those sound like clichés, it’s proof that some clichés are true. A staple of the Alpha Gen team, he’s a reliable, approachable source of whatever information you need to know. You can ask him anything. Just don’t ask about his questionable taste in films.
With more than 15 years’ experience in sales, Stuart knows how to make things happen. Since joining Alpha Gen in 2016, he’s managed accounts with a value-added approach that’s knowledgeable, genuine, and practical. He also happens to be an authority on dad jokes – he’s adamant his grandfather invented the cold air balloon, but it never took off.
Account Manager, Matt builds new leads that bring huge value to our network of resellers. As an ex-reserve infantry soldier, he brings discipline and diligence to everything he does — and, working closely with our varied partners, his juggling skills come in useful too.
Once you’ve become acquainted with Alpha Gen, it’s Robyn who will guide you through the next stage of your journey. Our partners trust her to go above and beyond, consistently delivering the greatest customer satisfaction and efficiency. Robyn never stops surprising us with her ever-growing list of unexpected skills and party tricks.
With a background in cold calling, Martin sparks new interests from prospects over the phone. He has picked up the Thycotic product portfolio quickly specialising in PRS. You will find him on the pitch at the weekend managing a local football team. Although he likes to keep fit and watch what he’s eating, in the office he is known as the secret eater, but shhh it is a secret.
Having joined Alpha Gen after 5 years of running his own distribution company, Tom is happy to be working alongside human beings again after pretty much sailing a lone ship. Tom brings to the team his expertise, focusing on Stormshield. When he’s not busy keeping up with his daughter’s social calendar, Tom enjoys entertaining friends and family with his culinary skills.
Being super organised and a quick learner, Stacy is Thycotic’s Sales Administrator supporting the team with opp creation, open cases and quotations. Behind the scenes, Stacy is a fully qualified hairdresser and her hidden talent of cake baking hasn’t been missed by the office. Now they can’t cope without their weekly sugar fix.
With experience working as a BDM within the electrical industry selling into SME and enterprise companies, Josh will be building relationships with prospects for the Thycotic portfolio. At the age of 19, Josh decided to fly the nest to Florida to become a qualified pilot and has now landed at Alpha where he can spread his wings.
James is responsible for looking after Alpha Gen’s core strategic accounts. Being a classically trained pianist, he has no problem composing new business relationships supporting our partners with sales, marketing and technical strategies. We look forward to James bringing music to our ears when onboarding new customers.
Previously working in media and marketing sales, Robbie’s focus is on Thycotic, supporting the team and creating new opportunities. In his spare time, Robbie is a fully qualified tennis coach and helps run a Sunday league football club. He is always causing a ‘racquet’ in the office with his impression of the worm from the 1986 film Labyrinth ‘Ello’!
With experience in the IT industry, Terry is our Bromium Lead Product Specialist. Terry is a fly fishing fanatic having represented England at the World & European Championships. When he’s not entertaining his children, you can catch him at the weekends enjoying some peace and quiet on the lakes. Contact Terry if you have any queries regarding ‘phishing’ he will be happy to help.
Joe is training to be Thycotic’s Privilege Manager Specialist. With experience in data analysis and restaurant management, Joe brings great enthusiasm to the team with his hard-working attitude. Being the office festival goer, Joe travels far and wide to see the latest bands wearing his vibrant t-shirts – you won’t miss him in the crowd.
Having been in the industry since 1998, Lee’s technical knowledge is unparalleled. But you’ll be pleased to know it’s not in that indecipherable sort of way. Instead, he’s happy to help anyone who asks – which the rest of the team often do – in a clear, easy to understand sort of way. All he asks in return is a strong cup of tea.
Not everyone in Alpha Gen knows every intricacy of new technology. Thankfully, Jake does. With his Level 3 IT Apprenticeship he’s a young man with an incredible level of wisdom when it comes to IT. When we or our partners need technical support, Jake’s where we find it. We trust him to be an ever-present source of the best snacks in the office.
Andrew is an asset to the Tech Team at Alpha Gen. With his wide-range of IT experience, he supports our partners with live demos and servicing support. Recently becoming a new Dad, his night time hobby of computer gaming has taken a ‘back seat’ when it comes to nappy changing and helping with the night time feeds.
New to the IT security industry, Stacey brings to the team a wide range of marketing experience. With her impressive attention to detail, she won’t stop until her work is perfect. Working on all things marketing, you can rely on her to get the message out loud and clear. With a competitive streak and her eye always on the ball, Stacey enjoys playing netball for a local team.
Previously working for an outsourced IT security account in the Philippines, Laura works in the data research team focusing on outbound calling for reseller recruitment. Taking things in her stride, you can rely on Laura to always get the job done, working tirelessly to find the right partners to join forces with. With her infectious personality, she likes to keep the office entertained with her endless supply of jokes whilst munching on her stash of curly wurlys.
Since graduating in Computing, Connor is Alpha Gen’s Data Specialist. Working with the Data Research team, Connor ensures the CRM system is up-to-date and meets GDPR regulations. Connor enjoys all things cars, especially the classics. With his witty sense of humour, he also shows a softer side treating his dogs like royalty with food fit for Queens.
Rose is an Alpha Gen veteran recently returning from maternity leave. She now works with the data research team helping onboard potential resellers. With her creative nature, Rose has an incredible quality of reaching out and building relationships. Whilst enjoying the finer things in life, Rose is also a keen Footgolf player, coming 12th in the UK ladies tour.
A qualified Certified Accountant, Lisa oversees our Finance department. Since joining us in 2016, her diligent, structured approach has kept everything ship shape. She’s also the sort of person you’d want on your pub quiz team and, outside of work, dedicates her personal time to ferrying her daughter around to a hectic schedule of social activities.
Cara is all about the numbers. Her organisational skills are unmatched – even under pressure she’s calm and collected. While working at Alpha Gen, she’ll be completing her AAT qualification. And we’re not saying she’s ‘nesh’, but she’ll probably be doing so while wearing her designated office cardigan.
Working towards her AAT qualification, Jen works in the finance department. Whilst balancing the numbers and having 3 children to keep her out of trouble, the ‘bride to be’ is planning her big day later this year. Always on the go, she loves a good spreadsheet to keep her in tow, preparing for the next big thing.