14 July 2021 – Arkphire, the Irish headquartered IT product procurement and services company, has announced the appointment of Shawn Deegan to the role of Head of Cloud Solutions. The appointment follows the acquisition of Arkphire earlier this year, by North American IT solutions provider company Presidio and will see Shawn lead the Cloud Solutions business in the EMEA region.
Shawn’s appointment follows the recent expansion of Akphire’s cloud capabilities after the company was able to leverage Presidio’s wider market offering. In his new role, Shawn will be focused on business outcomes that align with the top cloud providers in the UK and Ireland and will lead his team in helping customers accelerate their digital innovation initiatives by utilising some of the most powerful cloud technologies on the market. Within Arkphire and the wider Presidio organisation, Shawn and his team will set up the foundation to reach customers throughout the EMEA region, focusing particularly on multi-nationals with global presence.
Speaking about the new appointment, Paschal Naylor, CEO at Arkphire said, “We’re delighted to have Shawn on board to lead our Cloud Solutions business in EMEA. He is a great example of the enhanced capabilities brought to Arkphire’s offering since being acquired by Presidio and his wealth of experience will no doubt prove to be a highly valued addition by both the Arkphire team and our clients. I’m greatly looking forward to working with him as we continue to increase Arkphire’s offering in the EMEA region and beyond.”
In response to his appointment, Shawn commented: “It’s great to have this opportunity to play such an exciting role in Arkphire. The company has already been able to achieve a tremendous amount in the EMEA region and I’m very pleased to be able to help play a part in expanding that offering further through the cloud solutions business.”
Shawn is currently based out of London where he has lived with his wife and two children since 2017. He is originally from Canada where he received his BA in Economics from the University of Calgary. Shawn’s previous experience includes senior roles at technology businesses including Yellowfin, Galvanize and Avnet Services. His core areas of expertise include solution selling, cloud computing, digital innovation, data analytics and machine learning.