Margaret Totten

Managing Director Akari

I have always believed in thinking differently. I have a passion for business development including innovative use of digital marketing, social media and open collaboration to help build a cohesive sales strategy. My role includes utilising several avenues to drive business forward including channel marketing, campaign marketing and working with our exciting technology partners to drive forward our cloud-based solutions to new sectors. In 2016 I was named as a World Wide finalist for Microsoft Partner Seller of the Year for Excellence in Solution Selling and was named as one of the top 50 most influential women in the U.K. IT channel.

Utilising my unique relationship with partners including Microsoft, Dell and Cisco I help organisations in our key verticals find the technical solution to suit their business need. With a focus on Public Sector, Legal, Manufacturing, Oil&Gas and Education I have experience of negotiating at a senior level and I am a natural relationship builder and closer

With over twenty years experience in a multitude of areas including sales, marketing, PR and project management I have been lucky enough to work with organisations like Microsoft, British Gas, Scottish Power and the NHS, helping to identify key markets, core business strategies and facilitate open communication within their existing client bases.

I have strong knowledge of management practices and procedures including motivational techniques, team building, designing and following PDP’s and monitoring performance and I am currently working towards my MBA. In addition I also have strong analytical skills and have experience of working with several reporting mechanisms.

Sales, cloud solutions, business analysis, SharePoint, office 365, Marketing, PR, Social Media, Competitive Analysis, Cloud computing, Prince 2, Project management, six sigma, lean methodology, business structure, business development.