Blench will be responsible for the global sales organisation and worldwide sales efforts, for the partner ecosystem and for customers’ success.
He joins Unit4 from VMware, where for the past four years he was managing director of VMware's cloud management, storage and networking businesses for EMEA, Asia Pacific and Japan.
Prior to this Blench held a number of senior positions in the IT industry as vice-president and general manager EMEA at Openwave, executive vice-president worldwide sales at VOSS Solutions and vice-president and general manager EMEA at Amdocs, formerly Cramer Systems.
Blench said, “Unit4 addresses a fast growing need for cloud based applications that deliver the service and people aspect of the enterprise. I am impressed by the incredible innovation provided in the past 12 months alone. Combined with the company’s commitment to customer success, Unit4 has a unique offering to help our customers drive up productivity and lower TCO.”
Stephan Sieber, Unit4 chief executive, said, “Blench takes on a critical role in the company’s future success. Unit4’s flexible cloud applications, great user experience driven by an intuitive, self-driving user interface and specific vertical functionality is helping us to win more business than ever before. He is a world class sales executive who joins Unit4 at a time when more and more companies are revisiting their IT application landscape.”