Robin Gardner appointed as Strategic Services Director to lead expansion of Xtravirt’s ‘next generation’ managed services

07 April 2020 – Cloud and Digital transformation consulting business Xtravirt is pleased to announce that it has appointed Robin Gardner as Strategic Services Director.

Robin Gardner is a significant addition to the Xtravirt team, bringing a wealth of digital transformation and multi-sector IT experience to the role.  In various C-level and strategic consulting roles, he has led multi-million-pound, pan-European digital transformations and delivered managed services for major UK financial institutions and investment houses.  His previous roles have included CTO at Avis Europe, and Executive Director, IT Infrastructure and Service Delivery at IFDS. In his most recent role as CTO for Guardian Financial Services, a start-up life insurer, he led the design, build and operation of a cloud-based IT ecosystem from greenfield site through to full business launch.

In the role of Strategic Services Director at Xtravirt, Robin will lead the expansion of Xtravirt’s managed services. 

“We have spent several years growing our consulting services to ensure we drive value to customers over the full lifecycle of their investment in cloud and integrated technologies,” explained Gavin Jolliffe, CEO, Xtravirt.  “We have built a next generation managed services offering, one that drives continual improvement, focusing on optimisation and prevention from the cloud to the digital touchpoint.  Robin’s deep understanding of the challenges being faced by businesses, together with his appreciation of the key role that consultative firms play in assuring not only the digital transformation but the long term success of organisations, makes him perfectly placed to lead the next phase of advancement of our managed services.”

About Xtravirt

Xtravirt is an independent cloud consulting and managed services business. We believe in empowering enterprises to innovate and thrive in an ever-changing digital world. We work with our customers enabling them to unlock the full potential of clouddatacentre and workspace technologies. Cloud sits at the heart of our service portfolio, with our core business covering digital infrastructure, networking and security, digital workspace, automation and managed services. Our services include advising strategy and direction, optimising and integrating technology and teams, through to delivering end-to-end IT transformation programmes. 

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