London, UNITED KINGDOM – 15 August, 2017 – Sungard Availability Services ® (Sungard AS), a leading provider of information availability through managed IT, cloud and recovery services, has appointed Charles Quinn as its new Senior Vice President of EMEA and APAC Sales. Quinn will lead a European sales team of over 200 people. Covering the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland Sweden, and India, Quinn joins Sungard AS’ leadership team and will report directly to Alfred Binford, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Solutions.

This appointment comes at an important time for Sungard AS, which has recently furthered its EMEA presence with the expansion of its Channel Partner Program into EMEA and increased investment into its Irish operations. Its increased presence and expanding cloud, production and recovery solutions will enable even more customers to benefit from Sungard AS' more than 35 years' experience.

Charles brings over 25 years' worth of sales and leadership experience having worked at the likes of Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Microsoft. In each of these organisations, Charles has demonstrated a proven track-record of building strong growth positions in highly competitive markets.

Most recently, Charles served as Group Managing Director for ECS, a fast-growing, award-winning IT consultancy and professional services company. In this capacity, he was responsible for the group strategy, growth and results delivery – with revenue growing substantially under his leadership. Prior to ECS, he spent a considerable length of time with Hewlett-Packard where, among other roles, he notably served as Vice President for EMEA.

Commenting on the appointment, Alfred Binford, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Sales and Solutions, Sungard Availability Services said: "Throughout his career, Charles has established himself as a highly-respected business leader with a customer-centric and engaging leadership approach. I am very excited to welcome Charles to my team, and to the overall Sungard AS Leadership Team."

Quinn added: "I'm delighted to be joining Sungard AS as it continues to further develop its presence across EMEA. It's impressive how the business has managed to evolve over the last 35 years to continue to meet its customers recovery and production demands. I have every confidence in my Sungard AS team to continue supporting our customers and meeting their ever-changing needs."

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Sungard Availability Services ("Sungard AS") is a leading provider of critical production and recovery services to global enterprise companies. Sungard AS partners with customers across the globe to understand their business needs and provide production and recovery services tailored to help them achieve their desired business outcomes.  Leveraging more than 40 years of experience, Sungard AS designs, builds and runs critical IT services that help customers manage complex IT, adapt quickly and build resiliency and availability. To learn more, visit or call 08082388080. Connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Representing techUK (formerly Intellect), the trade association, Sungard AS helped define ISO 27036 – the IT standard relating to information security in supplier relationships (including cloud services) as a member of SC27.  Previously in a similar arrangement, Sungard AS helped develop both business continuity management standard BS 25999, now ISO 22301 and IT continuity management standard ISO 27031.  Within the UK, Sungard AS became the first business continuity provider to secure certification against the BS 25999 Standard, which it retained in 2010. Sungard AS is also certified to ISO 27001 and ISO 9001, and compliant with IGSoC, PCI DSS and ISAE3402.

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