AppRiver Brings on UK Senior Sales Director

New director will lead company's channel-based expansion efforts in the UK

Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States, Oct. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AppRiver, a leading channel-first provider of security and productivity solutions, recently announced that Paul James Balkwell will fill the newly created role of senior sales director in the United Kingdom.  

With more than 23 years of experience in the technology industry, Balkwell has a reputation of building teams focused on growing new markets and driving revenue growth within cybersecurity, SaaS, IT Managed Services and software solutions.

“Paul’s expertise in market growth fits perfectly with our channel-based expansion efforts in the UK,” said Chris Essex, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Channel chief. “AppRiver is on the track for rapid expansion of our reseller community in new markets around the world. With Paul leading our AppRiver Channel Sales Team in the UK, we’re bringing new capabilities and solutions to businesses that are actively looking for new revenue streams and additional ways to keep their customers safe.”

The hiring of Balkwell comes on the heels of AppRiver’s announcement that it is expanding Office 365 sales to partners in Europe and the UK, adding key security features – like its proprietary Office 365 security audit tool – to help partners complete their offerings to SMB customers and to create new streams of recurring revenue.

“Paul is well-versed in the European market and understands the AppRiver formula for success – give partners the best security and productivity solutions for business and support them in all aspects,” Essex said. “From our security insights and solutions to the phenomenal way we treat our valued partners, AppRiver is rapidly becoming one of the largest SMB security experts in the world.”

Before coming to AppRiver, Balkwell was vice president of International Sales at Continuum. While there, he built their hugely successful channel in EMEA and APAC. Balkwell is also credited for building a successful IT Management Service that was later acquired by a leading European telecoms provider as well as building a successful European channel while acting as European Sales Director at Business Relations International. He attended Bracknell College in England where he studied Business and Finance.

About AppRiver

AppRiver is a channel-first provider of cloud-enabled security and productivity services, with a 4,500-strong reseller community that protects 60,000 companies worldwide against a growing list of dangerous online threats. Among the world’s top Office 365 and Secure Hosted Exchange providers, the company’s brand is built on highly effective security services backed by 24/7 white-glove Phenomenal Care® customer service. AppRiver is headquartered in Gulf Breeze, Florida and maintains offices in Georgia, Texas, Canada, Switzerland, and Spain. For more information, please visit


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