Provista Hires Mooney to Drive Next Phase

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Provista UK, recently acquired by tech giant PCM, has landed a senior appointment in the role of Head of Sales and Marketing.

Jim Mooney joins the firm in the new phase of the business. Jim brings close to 20 years of experience in the technology sector working for global leaders including Fujitsu and GE Capital as well Scottish software vendor Axios Systems.

Most recently, Jim co-founded Glasgow-based online retailer Houseology with his wife and business partner, helping it expand to a £5M turnover business prior to his exit.

He will now be responsible for leading the company’s sales and marketing team, playing a key role in implementing the next phase of growth at the Cisco Gold Partner business, which already counts Wood Mackenzie, Digby Brown and Greater Glasgow NHS as clients.

Speaking following his appointment, Jim said: “There could hardly have been a more positive time to join the business – with the recent takeover putting us on the cusp of major growth.
“For a long time Provista has excelled – and quietly but confidently grown an outstanding business. Although there are contracts and work south of the border, it has remained a primarily Scottish firm.

“That should be about to change, as following the buy-out by PCM we suddenly have the scope to expand our customer engagement south of the border – and provide UK firms with the same award-winning service that has made us so successful in Scotland.

Stuart Little, Director with Provista UK, said: “Being able to land a Head of Sales & Marketing with such strong industry credentials is of course something that we are thrilled to announce.

“Jim’s track record goes before him, however for us it was as much to do with his entrepreneurial outlook. He took the leap to start up and build a successful business of his own – and that experience counts for so much.

“Takeovers sometimes result in consolidation, however what is particularly exciting and important about our situation is that no jobs are being lost and instead we are already bidding to expand and create more skilled jobs – in Scotland and the wider UK.”

Hamilton headquartered Provista UK had recently recorded record revenues of £7.7million, the firm’s sound financial model paired with its status as the only independent Scottish based firm to hold Cisco Gold Partner status helped attract the NASDAQ-listed PCM to acquire the business and instantly expand its UK footprint.

Provista UK now has its sights set on future expansion, by leveraging its new parent company’s wider network – and is hopeful that it can further boost investment in marketing, business growth planning and operations.

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David Dungay

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