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Vohkus hires Compton with £100m to aim for

Simon Quicke

Vohkus has set its sights on breaking through the £100m revenue barrier after appointing Kelway's former CFO Craig Compton to the board as chief operating officer handling the execution of the strategic business plan.

Compton has spent the last year as a consultant to the Vohkus board and joins with a brief to guide the board through a strategy that is aiming to get £100m annual revenues by 2017.

In his last full time role, a couple of years ago, Compton worked at Kelway as CEO and helped the channel player increase revenue from £90m to £250m and his CV also includes spells as EMEA finance director for Veritas Software and EMEA and APAC finance director for Mercury Interactive.

“Craig has an outstanding track record and we are thrilled to add such a high calibre professional to our board. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to strengthen our team, to help us continue to develop the business, in accordance with our strategy," said Ritchie Sharma, CEO of Vohkus.

In response, Compton said that he was looking forward to working with his new colleagues as he set off to help the Southmapton-based firm get to its revenue target.


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