Following a 20+ year career with blue chip enterprise businesses in retail, recruitment and technology, Hayley Roberts founded the IT cybersecurity distributor Distology. The company, for which she is the driving force, specialises in identifying, representing and distributing the latest disruptive technology in the cybersecurity arena.
Roberts has carefully nurtured a unique company culture that encourages vibrancy and ambition. As a result, Distology has won various accolades, including being named CRN’s Distributor of the Year (Sub £250m) in 2022 and the Cloud Distributor of the Year in 2020. What’s more, in 2022 Hayley was also awarded a CRN Editor’s Choice Award for Industry Achievement and was also named Role Model of the Year and Woman of the Year at the CRN Women in Channel Awards in 2021.
Roberts is a leading voice of authority within the industry and sits on the CRN judging panel for Women in Channel. She also features on the annual A list for channel and is co-founder of the Channel Community, a networking platform that was set up to create a safe space for people working in the distribution channel to discuss and share ideas/best practices.
During 2022, Distology continued to grow its U.K. team while also expanding across Europe with the successful acquisition of Berlin-based software engineering specialists, Squareball.