Our Team

Meet our senior leadership team

We are proud to be Europe’s leading specialist provider of innovative unified comms, collaboration, and cloud solutions. Our senior leadership team have a wealth of experience in the technology sector and a proven track record of delivering results.

We are always looking for new ways to help our partners grow and our success is based around our key philosophy of Innovate, Enable, Support, underpinned by very strong technical expertise.

Joel Chimoindes - CEO

Joel joined Nuvias UC as CEO on 1st March 2023 with over 25 years’ experience in the industry.

While most recently VP of the Maverick division of TD SYNNEX, Joel has also held senior roles at well-known industry players such as Imago, Clarity Technology, and Avnet. His wealth of experience in this variety of business types, in addition to a role within a reseller, makes him ideally placed to understand the nuances of all aspects of the value chain, from manufacturer to end user.

Joel has always championed the importance of building a diverse and inclusive team and drives a culture that values every employee as an individual. As a married man with two children, who also enjoys running, Joel understands the importance of improving work-life balance and wellbeing in the workplace.

Gwyn Hicks - CFO

Gwyn joined Nuvias UC in March 2023 as CFO. He brings extensive experience in finance, across a variety of sectors including multi-site retail, hospitality, eCommerce, distribution, property and professional services. Gwyn previously spent 5 years with Kubus Group, an international IT hardware and services reseller. Gwyn specialises in high-growth, strategic planning, performance improvement, restructuring and IT transformation.

Ed House - Sales Director, UK&I

Ed House is the Sales Director for UK & I at Nuvias UC. He has been with the business since April 2016, leading a number of roles within sales and commercial.

Prior to joining Nuvias UC, Ed spent 6 years at Imago Group PLC running a successful sales and business development team.

Ed has extensive experience in providing value added support to channel partners, helping enable them to supply Video, Voice and Cloud solutions to customers.

Julien Collangettes - Head of Sales, Europe

Julien joined Nuvias UC as Head of Europe in March 2021 with close to two decades of experience in IT Distribution.

Before joining Nuvias UC, Julien worked for more than 18 years at distributors such as Westcon-Comstor and Pedap Group. He has led different business functions encompassing Customer Services, Operations and Sales, enabling him to excel in meeting the needs of his business partners. Julien’s professional career has been interspersed with several awards at national and international level from multiple vendors.

Dietmar Kraume - MD, Alliance Technologies

Dietmar Kraume was appointed MD of Alliance Technologies, a Nuvias UC Business, in December 2021.

Dietmar has been working with customers since 2007 to design and deliver the digital and mobile workplace, specifically voice and video communication infrastructures. With his passion for technology he helped build several ventures, such as CREALOGIX Unified Communications GmbH, UC Point AG (Co-Founder and CTO), SoftwareONE Deutschland GmbH and, most recently, as CEO at Alliance Technologies GmbH, in the global professional and managed service business.

Sagar Gandi - MD, Alliance Technologies

Sagar Gandi was appointed as MD of Alliance Technologies, a Nuvias UC Business, in December 2021. His role is to lead the company in all strategic matters and grow the UC-business in the D-A-CH region.

Prior to joining Nuvias UC, Sagar was a business owner of Alliance Technologies, driving the business and building a channel partner network globally. He has extensive experience in running successful UC services businesses, and held senior strategic roles in companies such as SoftwareONE and UC Point as Head of UC Product Development.

Jayne Buchanan - Marketing Director

Jayne joined Nuvias UC as the Marketing Director in April 2021.

Jayne has successfully led EMEA marketing teams encompassing lead generation, channel marketing, regional marketing and product marketing. Her philosophy to work closely with sales teams has resulted in significant contributions to revenue and growth. After early success in a sales role, Jayne focussed on marketing UC Solutions, with positions at companies such as Polycom (now Poly), Avaya and Nortel Networks, and has been recognised as an outstanding manager and individual contributor.

Mark Purdom - Cloud Solutions Director

Mark has had a long working relationship with Nuvias UC before joining as the Cloud Solutions Director in August 2021. He has over 25 years’ experience in the Communications Industry and more than 15 in Unified Communications and Collaboration.

Mark has held senior positions with UC vendors such as BroadSoft and has recently spent time consulting for such companies as Cisco, 3CX, and Inference Solutions. He has also worked in close partnership with many of the largest vendors, communications providers, systems integrators, and resellers across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Nick Waldeck - Commercial Operations Director

Nick joined Nuvias UC as the Operations Director in March 2021 with over 15 years’ experience in the communications industry.

Prior to joining Nuvias UC, Nick contributed to the growth of Imago Group PLC and ScanSource by managing, building and developing successful sales and business operations teams.

Most recently Nick held the position of Vice President – Vendor Management, responsible for the European vendor relationships for ScanSource’s AV/UC and Auto ID business units.

Sarah Read - People and Development Manager

Sarah joined Nuvias UC in March 2022. Prior to joining Nuvias UC, Sarah spent four years working in the charitable education sector looking after two schools and four businesses. Sarah’s earlier HR career was focused on working in the private, public and charity sectors having worked with the MOD in Germany. Whilst Sarah specialises in Employment Law and Employer Relations, her main passion is the people and she brings a wealth of generalist HR/People knowledge and experience.

Working at Nuvias UC

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about life at Nuvias UC including our people & culture and of course, all of our current vacancies.

Workplace culture is really important to us and we continually strive for better ways of working as we expand and grow our business.

Our people are encouraged to be their true self at work, creating a wholly diverse organisation where everyone can shine and develop.