Thomas Jensen to become EVP for IT E-Commerce, Mediterranean Region
Experienced manager joins Bechtle from HP Inc.
Thomas Jensen joins the Bechtle AG senior management team. Effective on 1 October 2018, the Denmark-native will fill the newly established position of Executive Vice President for IT E-Commerce in the Mediterranean region. The experienced IT manager will come to Bechtle from HP Inc., where he most recently worked as Head of Worldwide Channel Sales Strategy. Thomas Jensen will be based at both the headquarters in Neckarsulm and Bechtle’s Barcelona office. He will assume responsibility for the company’s IT e-commerce business in France, Spain, Italy and Portugal, in addition to taking on strategical tasks related to Bechtle’s international development.
“In Thomas Jensen we have found a globally-recognised sales and management expert, who is very well connected in the IT industry,” says Jürgen Schäfer, COO IT E-commerce, Bechtle AG. “I have come to know and admire Thomas Jensen as a competent, persuasive and communicative leader through our very successful partnership with HP and I know he will be a perfect fit for our ´business culture.”
“Bechtle is a company with fantastic future prospects, an excellent reputation in its industry and a business culture that is consistent with my personal vision of a successful, sustainable enterprise and I’m very much looking forward to my new responsibilities”, comments Thomas Jensen on his move to Bechtle.
The 44-year-old has many years of experience in sales and management as well as internationalisation and business planning. He was responsible for the strategic direction of the Printing and Personal Systems channel division during the separation of Hewlett Packard into HPE and HP Inc.
Before Thomas Jensen took up his job at HP’s headquarters in Palo Alto, California, he worked as Director and General Manager of Printing and Personal Systems for the company in Denmark. In this position, he oversaw change management after the fusion of the company’s printer and PC divisions.
Thomas Jensen previously held leadership positions at Vestas Wind Systems and A.P. Moller–Maersk in Denmark. He attained his Master of Science in International Business Administration at the University of Aalborg and also completed the executive board programme at the renowned private university INSEAD in France.
Rene Strackerjan has held his position as an Account Manager in the field for Bechtle Solingen since 2014. His tasks include the acquisition of new customers and the strategic development and expansion of a partnership for IT solutions for SMEs.
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Helge Höhn studied business informatics and worked as a consultant with a focus on collaboration and business intelligence in Frankfurt. As Senior Consultant he is responsible for the Microsoft Competence Center at Bechtle Mannheim. His focus topics are Modern Workplace with M365 and Security.
In my role as team leader and senior sales consultant for VMware Software Solutions, I am responsible for Bechtle's operative VMware business from the Lead Competence Center & Cloud Transformation. I have been working in IT since my studies and work at the Westphalian Wilhelm University of Münster, where I was responsible for the HPC and HTC systems as well as the virtual infrastructure. Based on this technical background I have built up my presales role. Since 2013, I have been supporting Bechtle's sales units on all strategic, sales and commercial topics relating to VMware.
Michael Möllers works as a consultant in the Bechtle Competence Center Digital Solutions. His focus is on business model innovation and digitalisation. Previously, he completed his M.Sc. in Strategic Entrepreneurship at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and studied during his bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences at Maastricht University and University of California, Santa Cruz.
After completing his studies in sport science, American studies and philosophy, Stefan Maurer worked in Munich as a freelance journalist. He has been working for Bechtle AG as a Digital Content Specialist 2018. Before that, he worked for TSG Hoffenheim, taking care of the website and app for the Bundesliga team.
Patrick Pötz studied information management in Graz. His Master thesis was on the topic of surveillance and the handling of sensitive data. He has been an IT security consultant for Bechtle Graz since October 2017.