Key personnel

James Ward, Managing Director Exertis Enterprise

James is managing director of Exertis Enterprise Solutions Ltd. James began his career as an account manager and progressing to him leading a management buyout of Hammer in 2005. Since then, James has driven the company's strategic expansion, resulting in a near 100% increase in turnover in the first 10 years he has been at the helm.

Paul Matravers, Sales Director

Paul has been with Exertis Enterprise since 1996 when he joined the sales team, working in various sales and sales management roles. In 2005 he was part of the management buyout team taking on the position of sales director. Since then has played an instrumental part in the company’s continuing growth and success.

Matt Croucher LLB FCCA, Finance Director

Matt graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in law in 2000 and took on a number of diverse financial roles in local government before embarking on a training contract with established accountancy practice J B Titchener & Co Ltd. Excelling through the ACCA accountancy qualifications and being designated as a prize winner, he achieved the highest mark internationally. Matt left the firm as an audit senior in 2005. Joining Exertis Enterprise as finance manager in March of that year, Matt went on to assume responsibility for the customer service department before being appointed to the board as finance director in 2014, taking ownership of all financial management across the group.

Steve Cowley, General Manager - Europe

Steve began his Exertis Enterprise career in 2001 as an account manager, after graduating from the University of Salford with a BA in Sports and Business Management. He then moved up the ranks within the organisation and has held the position of sales manager for the following divisions: volume, storage products, new business, Dell, and storage solutions. Benefitting from managerial experience of a plethora of teams and members of staff, Steve is now responsible for Exertis Enterprise's regional offices which are located in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the Nordics.

Tom Cox, Commercial Director – Server, Storage & Software Defined

Tom has a firm foundation of knowledge of all aspects of the server and storage sales cycle. His experience began in 1997 as a computer engineer, before moving to IBM as a pre-sales and sales executive. He started working at Exertis Enterprise as an account manager in 2005 and swiftly became a senior account manager, before being promoted to business development manager for Intel. His focus then broadened when he was made server business development manager, followed by a promotion to server sales manager, drawing on his field of specialism. Tom has built up a peerless understanding of connectivity, infrastructure and emerging whitebox markets.

Nick Powling, Commercial Director – Enterprise Components & Networking

Nick has been with Exertis Enterprise since 2004 and has held various business development roles within Hammer prior to becoming general manager for components in 2014. With over 20 years’ experience of working in the channel starting at Seagate, Nick has a proven track record in business development success within diverse channel sales environments and markets.

Jason Hill - Sales Manager