International athlete joins Xpert as Sales Director

Paul Dunn to head northern region sales drive

March 10, 2005: Xpert Communications today announced it has appointed Paul Dunn as Sales Director (North). Paul will report directly to Rob Coyne, Chief Commercial Officer, and take management responsibility for the whole of the northern sales team.

Prior to joining Xpert Communications, Paul headed up the northern region for Enterasys Networks, the secure networks solutions and technology provider, where he was responsible for channel and end users as well as vertical sector customers including Manchester Metropolitan University, The Highways Agency, Vauxhall, Rover and Alvis Vickers.

Paul spent 17 years at Cable and Wireless leading successful sales teams on three of the company's top 20 corporate accounts - Alliance and Leicester, Axa Group and Co-operative Group - with an annual turnover of £20 million.

"Paul brings a wealth of experience of selling ICT solutions into large corporate and public sector organisations which he has gained over 20 years. I am delighted that Paul has decided to join our team at Xpert at such an exciting time. His knowledge and understanding will add significant value to the sales management team and our business as we look to increase our penetration of existing clients and acquire new ones", said Rob Coyne, Chief Commercial Officer, Xpert Communications.

"Joining Xpert is a great opportunity for me and I very much look forward to working with the team. Xpert's key partners are market leaders in their fields giving Xpert an edge in the marketplace and an ability to grow revenue significantly by providing a full portfolio of IT services. My objective is to expand that portfolio and deliver customers added value."

Paul Dunn is Xpert's third senior appointment in six months and supports the company's strategic objectives to strengthen the business and develop vertical market propositions through partnering with service providers, system integrators and third party application providers.

Paul is married with three children and his hobbies include sports, music and travelling. Paul is heavily involved coaching athletics and has 14 international vests for Great Britain. He was the AAA 400 metre champion in 1982 and the 4 x 400m European silver medallist in 1982.

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