Westcongroup Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Ellis in the capacity of pre-sales engineer in its Comstor division. Ellis joins the team from his position as a pre-sales solutions consultant for EOH.
In his previous position Ellis was focused on converged solutions, providing pre-sales support to sales teams and tender desk in all disciplines including infrastructure, data, unified communications, wireless, security and data centres. He gained experience in providing consulting for clients with complex ICT environments as well as providing multi-technology consulting, architecting services through analysis and provisioning strategies and solutions. Solutions designed by Ellis are primarily based on Cisco technologies but have also included technologies from other quality vendors.
Ellis began his career as an IT technician and from there moved into design and development before being offered a position as a solutions consultant for a large communications company. His strengths lie in identifying and dealing with customer needs by translating them into tailor-made technical solutions.
In his new position he seeks to learn new technologies and improve his understanding of the ones he already knows. Ellis is also currently studying for his Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certifications. To date, he has worked on projects for various customers, ranging from small single-site to solutions to national multi-million rand projects.
“I believe that Mark is the perfect addition to the Comstor team. His experience in creating solutions that are based specifically on customer requirements, including pricing, detailed planning and presentation as well as being a part of the implementation process, will serve him well in his new position. I look forward to watching him gain skills and experience in the Comstor team as he develops innovative solutions for our customers,” says Louise Taute, Comstor director at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.