Channel Islands IT consultancy, the C5 Alliance Group, has appointed Marc Lainé as managing director to oversee the development of the Group in Guernsey following its acquisition of Itex earlier this year.
Formerly the Guernsey island manager for C5 Alliance, Mr Lainé will also sit on the board of directors with chief executive officer, Mark Loane and chief operating officer Rob Leader.
Mr Lainé will continue to oversee strategic business development for the Guernsey office, while heading up all of the group’s activities in the island including professional services, managed services, data hosting and recovery.
Mr Lainé is a well-known local businessman and former politician, with a long history of working in the telecommunications and technology sectors. From 1994 to 2002 he owned and managed ATLAS Telecom before selling the business to Jersey Telecom. He joined C5 Alliance in 2010 after various in-house and consultancy positions.
He is also the current chairman of Guernsey Chamber of Commerce’s ICT Subgroup.
“Marc was the obvious choice to head up our Guernsey operation following the acquisition of Itex,” said Mark Loane, chief executive officer of the C5 Alliance Group.
“His industry expertise, leadership experience and entrepreneurial outlook position him as the perfect candidate for driving the group forward to achieve its vision.
“We have vastly increased our resources and the scope of possibilities for the company. With Marc at the helm, the Guernsey business should continue to prosper and grow as we continue to maximise what we can achieve with our newly strengthened workforce and pool of skills,” he said.
The C5 Alliance Group is now the only locally-owned, full service technology solutions company in the Channel Islands, with over 150 employees.
“Marc will now focus on structuring the supporting management team and developing group operations to ensure that we are using our resources to provide the highest quality solutions as well as progressing opportunities for training,” said Mr Loane.