Ensono Appoints AT&T, CenturyLink Alum as Managing Director

The technology veteran will drive Ensono’s growth strategy in the UK and wider European market.

Christine Horton, Contributing Editor

July 19, 2022

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Ensono has named Howard Malloy as its new senior vice president and managing director (MD) for Europe. His job is to grow the Ensono brand in the European market.

Malloy’s appointment, said Ensono, is part of its commitment to invest in the U.K. and wider European market.


Ensono’s Howard Malloy

Malloy replaces Hannah Birch, who the company appointed to the role in June 2021. Malloy most recently served as the global VP of client success, and prior to that, as managing director for India.

There, said Ensono, “people, culture and mentorship were at the top of the agenda.” Ensono said that the focus on diversity and equality within the workplace will be replicated in the U.K.

“Malloy hopes to lead with that same mentorship, creating a culture where employees feel welcome and empowered to give back to the community,” it said.

Ensono said Birch has left the company to pursue other opportunities.

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“Hannah fully supports Ensono, its associates and the potential of the company, but she determined that the MD role and responsibilities are not aligned to her longer-term career goals. Hannah assisted with the transition to Howard,” the company said.

Potential for European Market Growth


Hannah Birch

Prior to Ensono, Malloy had nearly 25 years of leadership experience within a range of blue-chip firms. These include AT&T, CenturyLink and New York Life Insurance.

“Howard is the perfect person to fill the European MD role,” said Ensono president Marc Capri.

“He has a reputation for excellence at the company, bringing growth and positivity wherever he goes,” said Capri. “With many sectors following consumer demand for a more flexible, personalised and tech-driven experience, I have no doubt that Howard will lead his team to meet the challenge ahead of us. I am excited about what the future holds for our European colleagues. There are so many incredible opportunities ahead to forge new partnerships and expand our influence as businesses’ trusted ally to make better happen.”

“Ensono provides a phenomenal service in both the UK and Europe more widely,” said Malloy. “There is huge potential for growth right now, especially in the UK market, with the vast majority of firms running on hybrid infrastructure and going through a process of digital transformation. Ensono is well-placed to be a trusted partner to many organisations on their technology journey.”

Moving forward, he said his goal is to create “a diverse, equal, talented workplace in which we can mentor and develop the next generation of talent.”

Acquiring UK Tech Firms

Ensono was acquired by global investment firm KKR in June 2021. Since then it says it has been “hyper-focused” on expanding into new markets.

The company also has a history of investing in UK technology firms. It acquired IT services provider Attenda in 2016, and Microsoft Azure expert Inframon in 2017. Last year it snapped up cloud-native consultancy Amido.

Elsewhere, in February Ensono announced it would pay out more than $90 million to employees under a new Associate Equity Appreciation Program.

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Christine Horton

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Christine Horton writes about all kinds of technology from a business perspective. Specializing in the IT sales channel, she is a former editor and now regular contributor to leading channel and business publications. She has a particular focus on EMEA for Channel Futures.

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