Retarus Press Release:
Conor McGrath appointed new Country Manager UK & Ireland
Retarus Strengthens UK Market Presence
Munich, 11.01.2016 // Retarus Group continues to pursue its global growth strategy by pressing ahead with the expansion of its UK subsidiary. The stronger market presence allows the leading B2B communications provider to systematically drive its European business forward, enabling it to deal with local customer requirements even more thoroughly. The new Country Manager, Conor McGrath, takes over the management of all business activities and the development of the local country organization with immediate effect.
The strengthening of the UK team follows Retarus’ strategic target of consistently attending to the needs of customers along the financial axis London – New York – Singapore/Hong Kong. As the new Country Manager, Conor McGrath will be responsible for fostering and expanding business relationships in the UK and Ireland, as well as intensifying the cooperation with existing customers. “A large number of top global corporations are headquartered in the UK. We would like to address this potential in a more targeted manner in the future,” explains Conor McGrath. In this regard, the company is especially focusing on the finance and insurance markets, in addition to companies in manufacturing and retail.
“These sectors set extraordinarily high demands for their digital communications and thus particularly stand to profit to a great extent from secure and reliable cloud services. Retarus supports these companies, not only in increasing the efficiency of their process communication, but also in implementing individual and company-specific data privacy and compliance directives.”
Conor McGrath takes charge of business development in the UK
“Over the past year we have significantly strengthened our competitive position and our influence on the global market. The United Kingdom is one of the most significant telecommunications markets in Europe. The expansion of Retarus’ UK business is therefore the next logical step in consistently implementing our strategy for global growth,” says Johannes Hecker, Chief Operating Officer at the Retarus Group. “We are glad that in Conor McGrath we have gained an industry expert and sales professional for our company, who will continue to advance our international business relationships.” Conor McGrath has been active in sales for over 25 years and possesses a high degree of expert and management competency. Before joining Retarus he was responsible, amongst other things, for new international business as Vice President Sales Transformation at Nomura International Plc. Prior to that McGrath held various leadership positions over many years at British Telecom. His career experience also includes positions at ITC companies such as Siemens and Northern Telecom.
Retarus is one of the fastest growing cloud service providers for B2B communications worldwide enabling a secure and efficient flow of information for companies around the globe. Customers benefit not only from the high quality, flexibility and transparency of the services, but also from maximum levels of security, efficiency and reliability – allowing them to optimize their business processes. All services are operated according to locally applicable compliance and data privacy regulations at Retarus’ proprietary data centers in seven locations around the world.
Since 1992, Retarus has been supporting companies in achieving highly efficient communication. The global information logistics provider with 13 branches on four continents always plays an important role where large amounts of data need to be transmitted securely and reliably –– irrespective of which communication channels, interfaces, applications and devices are required. The services are soundly based on a Global Delivery Network which includes the company’s own data centres in Europe, the USA and the APAC region, as well as fully redundant carrier infrastructure. Half of all EURO STOXX 50 companies and about 20 percent of Dow Jones corporations rely on Retarus’ services. Longstanding customers include Adidas, Bayer, Continental, DHL, DZ BANK, Honda, Linde, Osram, Puma, Sixt, Sony and Thomas Cook.