IT solution provider, SHI International, said Jan. 4 it hired Donavan Hutchinson as managing director, SHI Corp. UK LTD, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SHI. Hutchinson will be responsible for managing growth and operations in Europe from the company’s U.K. office.
“We’re excited to add Donavan’s experience and leadership to our team,” says Celeste Lee, senior vice president, International Sales and Global Programs for SHI. “His proven track record of success in building sales and support organizations that achieve long-term growth in the channel will be a valuable addition to SHI growth globally.”
Hutchinson has accelerated international business growth in a variety of roles for nearly two decades, including global enterprise experience with multinational solutions providers. With SHI, he will utilize his previous experience overseeing both sales and support organizations like operations, finance, legal, commercial, strategy, sales, services and solutions, marketing, and partner/vendor alliances. He spent the last year managing U.K./European expansion for Paragon Micro UK, a fast-growing global IT solutions provider.
Prior to Paragon Micro, Hutchinson served in a similar capacity at U.S.-based PCM for nearly three years. As managing director UK/International, he helped grow sales from ground level to $62 million in his first calendarized trading year, with second-year revenues surpassing $95 million.
Somerset-based SHI opened its U.K. office in 1998 and now employs 75 people there. SHI Global IT Solutions Ireland LTD was opened in March 2020.