Notable appointments: Eden Recruitment, Over-C, and CMS Distribution

Appointments, Business | Thu 30 Aug | Author – Business & Finance
Susan Keogh, Eden Recruitment

Business & Finance highlights notable new appointments at Eden Recruitment, Over-C and CMS Distribution.

Susan Keogh, Managing Director

Eden Recruitment

Eden Recruitment has announced the appointment of Susan Keogh as Managing Director.  Susan brings 20 years’ experience of the Irish recruitment sector to the role, with the last 6 years at a senior executive management level. She was most recently Head of Business Operations for the island of Ireland for leading global firm Adecco. Previously Susan opened and managed the Dublin offices of UK consultancy Office Angels. She holds an BSc (hons) in Marketing and Languages.

“There is substantial growth potential across all areas of the business in this buoyant market,” says Susan. “Alongside building on Eden Recruitment’s strengths in banking and IT, a particular focus will be to extend our footprint in professional services and technology. In addition, we are responding to our clients’ requirements for experienced office support and sales & marketing professionals, by increasing our investment in these key areas.”

Ken Lee, Chief Executive, Eden Recruitment commented; “Susan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this pivotal position. Her proven ability in the sector, coupled with her absolute commitment to driving the highest standards of service quality, will further enhance Eden Recruitment’s position as a leading Irish owned recruitment company. Susan’s addition to the Eden Recruitment team will be invaluable as she takes the company into this growth phase.”

Nick Megson, Head of Business Development for Ireland, UK and Spain 

Nick Megson, Over-C


Irish data and analytics technology company, Over-C, has appointed Nick Megson as Head of Business Development for Ireland, the UK and Spain.

Nick will be responsible for developing and implementing Over-C’s sales strategies and operations in these key markets, identifying new market opportunities and generating new growth. Before joining Over-C, Nick was Head of IoT Specialist Sales for Telefónica in the US, where he was responsible for growing Internet of Things (IoT) solution sales for major clients across all sectors, focussing on IoT, Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Big Data solutions. ­

Roy Vervenne will lead sales for Over-C in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, building on Over-C’s recent successes in these increasingly important markets. Over-C has its headquarters in Cork, Ireland and employs over 30 staff across its offices in Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands.

Speaking about his new role, Nick said: “I am excited to join Over-C at a time when the company is scaling rapidly, both in Ireland and overseas. This sustained growth shows the appetite across European organisations for Over-C’s transformative technology.

Welcoming Nick to the team, Michael Elliott, CEO of Over-C, said: “As an increasingly global company, we are constantly recruiting, with a focus on developing a diverse team of highly-skilled individuals. Not only does Nick bring with him years of IoT sales experience, he also has an in-depth knowledge of our key target markets of Spain, the UK and Ireland.”

Tony Scully, Sales Director 

Tony Scully

CMS Distribution

Tony Scully is a channel veteran with over 30 years’ experience and tenures at Computers Unlimited, Exertis and TechData. He will lead the Retail business to accelerate growth and drive operational excellence. “I was impressed and intrigued by the outstanding growth and development CMS Distribution has achieved in the last 30 years. I found CMS to be a forward-thinking distributor that is on a journey with clear goals to help them reach their destination, and I am very excited to be part of such innovative technology distributor.”

Andrew Uden,  Director of Retail Services 

Andrew Uden

CMS Distribution

Andrew Uden said, “With the huge exponential growth within CMS, there is an opportunity to support the commercial operation in developing compliance measures that ensures we’re selecting the right products, minimising any potential risks and securing the supply chain, so we can step forward confidently and grow the business.” Andrew has come from an expansive 30-year career in technology, retail and aviation, and has worked with companies such as Maplin, Tesco, Walmart and the RAF.

John Fitzgerald, Chief Information Officer 

John Fitzgerald

CMS Distribution

John Fitzgerald has brought his 25 years of experience in the financial industry to CMS Distribution. John envisages underpinning business operations and change while enabling, innovating and maximising efficiency. He’s worked with businesses such as AIB and EBS Limited and says about his role, “The goal is to maintain and enhance IT infrastructure, while introducing automated and data-driven insights and forecasting. I will also be focused on automating and improving the efficiency of processes and data-based decision making. This will deliver consistency, predictability and streamlined processes to allow greater flexibility in terms of integration and changes to the business.”