New group MD joins Dynamic Networks

Pictured are James Baird and David Smith

Dynamic Networks Group has appointed IT industry stalwart David Smith as group managing director.

Formed in 2015 following the buyout of an established networks business, the Leeds-based group provides managed IT, unified communications, cyber security and cloud services to businesses across the UK.

David’s appointment will support the continued growth of the IT business whilst enabling founder and CEO, James Baird, to focus on growing new group divisions.

David’s career in the IT industry spans more than 25 years. In that time, he has owned and sold businesses, helped companies grow, supported IT start-ups, and built divisional capabilities in large corporates. In 1994, he completed the management buyout of a networks and cabling company and led its transition to a managed services company, which he subsequently sold to Azzurri Communications. More recently, he has specialised in helping businesses migrate their IT systems to cloud environments.

At Dynamic, David will oversee the day-to-day management of the IT services division and team, taking responsibility for accelerating the growth the business has seen over the last two years and helping businesses migrate from on-premise systems through hybrid models into full cloud environments.

He said: “The IT industry has changed dramatically over the last two years. Businesses are looking for assurances around system availability, accessibility and security. We are here to deliver those assurances and help those businesses become more resilient as they grow.

“COVID-19 has been a rude awakening for many businesses with centralised computing. A lot of companies whose IT, ERP, finance, and telephony systems have historically relied on a physical server are now looking to move those systems safely, securely, and permanently to the cloud or adopting a hybrid approach which offers them a migration path. We are helping with that transition and supporting their ongoing IT needs.”

David added: “James and I hit it off from the start, and the energy, openness and honesty within the company impressed me. This translates into the way the team works with customers, and I sensed a real ‘can do’ attitude across the business, which I have now seen is matched with a ‘will do’ approach.”

Group CEO James Baird said: “We have been looking for some time for the right person to lead the continued growth of our IT managed services division, and I am thrilled to say that we have found that person in David. Putting the business in his capable hands will enable it to thrive while allowing me to focus on our Global Estate Technology division, GET Dynamic, and its new ResiCentral product suite.”


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