DEVON, UK – 8 MAY 2024 – Climb Channel Solutions (Climb), an international specialty technology distributor and wholly owned subsidiary of Climb Global Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLMB) today announces a number of strategic appointments to spearhead the company’s continued expansion plans across EMEA. Climb is pleased to welcome Roberta McCrossan (EMEA Marketing Director), Brian Davis (VP Sales UK and Ireland), David Keating (Country Manager Ireland and Group Security Sales Director), Kamel Kerbib (Country Manager France), and Patrick Van Arendonk (Sales Director Benelux) to its growing EMEA team.

EMEA Marketing Director Roberta McCrossan has over 24 years of experience in the IT industry, and was the Group Marketing Director for DataSolutions, a company acquired by Climb in October 2023. Roberta played a key role in establishing DataSolutions as one of the UK and Ireland’s leading distributors, where it worked with vendors including Citrix, HPE Aruba, IGEL, and Check Point. Roberta will continue to work with DataSolutions and other subsidiaries of Climb across EMEA – including key markets such as the UK, Ireland, France, and Netherlands.

Brian Davis has been appointed VP Sales UK and Ireland after spending the last 11 years leading the Cloud and Digital workspace division for DataSolutions. With 24 years’ experience in distribution, Brian led the UK establishment and expansion of DataSolutions and works extensively with tier 1 vendors to accelerate and grow their business through the channel.

Ireland Country Manager David Keating begins the role after over 20 years with DataSolutions. Joining in 2002, David was appointed to Group Security Sales Director in 2017. David manages security sales for Climb Channel Solutions and will continue in this role alongside his new position as Country Manager.

Sales Director for Benelux Patrick Van Arendonk joins Climb with a wealth of experience having worked for several vendors and distributors, one of which was acquired by Exclusive Networks. Patrick later went on to manage the Netherlands for Exclusive Networks and later the Cloud First division for the Group.

In France, Kamel Kerbib has been named Country Manager and is tasked with expanding the Climb brand across the country. A veteran of the information technology, cloud, and services industries, Kamel was the former Co-Founder and VP Sales for Clougnitive Technology and Regional Sales Director for Violin Memory.

Gerard Brophy, Chief Revenue Officer, Climb said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Roberta, Brian, David, Kamel and Patrick to our EMEA team – a team that is tasked with spearheading Climb’s expansion across the region. What matters for Climb as we look towards growth is ensuring we have the right people with the experience we need to be successful. In Roberta, Brian, David, Kamel and Patrick we have exactly that. I am personally looking forward to working closely with each of them, and to achieve our shared goals together.”

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Climb Channel Solutions is a global specialty technology distributor focusing on Security, Data Management, Connectivity, Storage & HCI, Virtualisation & Cloud, and Software Application & Lifecyle.  What sets Climb apart is our commitment to transform distribution by providing emerging and established IT technologies, flexible financing, real-time quoting, best of breed channel operations, speed to market, and exceptional service to our partners worldwide. Climb Channel Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Climb Global Solutions (NASDAQ: CLMB). Experience the Climb difference and learn how our people-first approach empowers VARs and MSPs to grow, scale, and accelerate their business.  Visit and connect with us on LinkedIn.