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Kocho appoints Jon Blagg to spearhead managed services operations in newly created role

Kocho, the UK-based provider of cyber security, identity, cloud transformation and managed services, has announced the appointment of Jon Blagg as Director of Managed Services. In the newly created role, Blagg will lead the development and growth of Kocho’s managed services team to accelerate service delivery and to enhance customer success capabilities.

Blagg brings 25 years of experience to Kocho, which was formed in April 2022, following the integration of cloud transformation and managed service provider, TiG Intelligence, and cyber-security and identity specialist, ThirdSpace. He joins with a long track record of delivering exceptional levels of service to clients across a variety of industries including finance, manufacturing, power & utilities, retail, automotive, and healthcare. He has also managed and led highly successful IT support teams at well-established brands such as Volkswagen Group UK and Whitbread PLC, going beyond break-fix services, to deliver long-lasting business value.

“We are delighted to welcome Jon to Kocho, to both scale up our managed service portfolio and to help us improve our already industry-leading approach to customer support,” said Des Lekerman, Kocho’s CEO. “Jon’s rich career history will be invaluable as we continue to embark on our mission to help our customers to ‘become greater’.”

Blagg will ensure Kocho’s managed services are providing outstanding technical capabilities and customer service to existing and future clients, adding maximum value to their business operations.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Kocho at such an exciting time in the company’s growth trajectory,” said Blagg. “With its recent rebrand, Kocho has nailed its colours to the mast that it is 100 percent committed to helping customers securely adopt transformative services that have the power to propel their businesses forward. The managed services team will play a vital role in helping our clients meet their goals, however ambitious.”

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Kocho combines the power of Microsoft cloud technology with world-class identity and cyber security expertise, to steer UK organisations on a course to secure cloud transformation. Founded in 2001 and previously known as TiG Data Intelligence and ThirdSpace, the company rebranded as Kocho in 2022, following the acquisition of security and ID specialist, ThirdSpace in March 2021. Headquartered in London, it also has operations in Cardiff and Manilla. Customers span mid-market organisations up to large enterprises, operating in the financial services, health, manufacturing and professional services sectors. Brands relying on Kocho include BUPA, AVIVA, William Blair and Liontrust Asset Management.

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