Q&A with Kevin Timms
30 second interview with our speaker Kevin Timms, CEO, EACS
Kevin has over 30 years experience in the IT industry as both a service provider and CIO. In 2013 he co-founded an IT support company, Streamwire, before becoming CEO in 2015. Kevin will be part of our 11:10am panel discussion: Achieving Sales Excellence.
What was your first ever job?
Car cleaner at a Peugeot dealer
Why did you get into the channel world?
I wanted to run a small IT business
What does your current role entail?
Running a mid sized IT business
What have been the most significant challenges for the channel in recent years?
Margin, innovation and adding value
What can our delegates expect from your presentation/panel?
About Kevin Timms:
Kevin has over 30 years experience in the IT industry as both a service provider and CIO. In 2013 he co-founded an IT support company, Streamwire, before becoming CEO in 2015. He subsequently presided over the acquisition of EACS in 2017. A successful turnaround followed and the business is now profitable and growing strongly, with annual revenues now exceeding £20m.
Kevin built his experience at the Ford Motor Company, beginning his career there in 1986. He rose through the ranks of the organisation, to occupy a number of senior executive positions in IT. These included CIO roles for Jaguar Land Rover, North America and Europe. His final role was head of the company's global software delivery organisation, responsible for 400 IT projects and programmes with an annual spend of over £500m. During his time at Ford, Kevin also delivered major IT restructuring and process renewals across the business.
His experience in implementing and running IT at a large multinational organisation means Kevin is exceptionally well-versed in the IT requirements of the modern business. These skills ensure that EACS is always best-placed to serve the needs of the mid-sector UK market, and that the company remains on a growth trajectory.
Alongside his role as CEO, Kevin also advises a number of other companies, and is Chairman of the Trustees for the British Motor Museum.