Infinigate expands Management Team with new CEO

09 February 2018 - Infinigate, leading pan-European VAD (Value Added Distributor) for IT Security Solutions expands its top management with Klaus Schlichtherle, an international experienced manager who will serve as new CEO of the group. David Martinez, co-founder and current CEO and President, will drive the geographic expansion of Infinigate as President of the board.

As of April 1st Klaus Schlichtherle will take over the responsibility to lead the pan-European Value Added Distributor Infinigate as new CEO. Klaus will, together with David Martinez as President of the Board, drive the business from today € 400 mil. to € 1 billion in the next five years. To achieve this target Infinigate will focus both on organic growth and geographic expansion by acquisitions.

Klaus Schlichtherle already held positions in distribution from 1990 to 2008, first at Computer 2000, then at Tech Data. From 2000 to 2005 he was instrumental for the internationalization of the Networking, Supplies and Component business units as well as for building transnational business structures. From 2005 to 2008 Klaus Schlichtherle was the Managing Director of Tech Data Germany, including the Tech Data Midrange unit, being responsible for restructuring the company to become more customer focused and efficient.

From 2008 to 2018 Klaus Schlichtherle has been holding various management positions at Logitech Europe S.A. in Lausanne / Switzerland, serving last as Head of Sales and Operations EMEA. His core task in this position was to expand the business internationally and to significantly push sales.

David Martinez, co-founder and current CEO of Infinigate states: "We are very happy to have won an internationally experienced manager such as Klaus Schlichtherle. Infinigate will face another high-growth period with further international expansion and Klaus Schlichtherle brings along the required experience to manage this challenge".

Klaus Schlichtherle is adding: "Infinigate is a strongly growing company in the IT Security sector and I am very much looking forward in taking over this exciting task of further expanding and developing the group."

Infinigate was founded in 1996 as the first Distributor of internet technology solutions in Europe. Since 2002 Infinigate’s sole focus has been the distribution of sustainable IT security solutions to protect and defend IT networks, servers, devices, data, applications as well as the cloud. As a true Value Added Distributor, Infinigate focuses on and supports innovative, best of breed security solutions that require an advanced level of expertise and knowledge. Infinigate offers a complete service to its partners and vendors to complement its product portfolio with dedicated technical, marketing, sales and professional services. Following a number of successful market entries and acquisitions, Infinigate aims to continue driving forward its strategy of geographical expansion across Europe. Today the Infinigate Group has about 300 employees and operations in 10 European countries including Germany, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. It covers close to 80% of the Western European IT Security market potential establishing itself as a leading European Value Added Distributor for IT Security.