5/26/2011 4:56:00 PM
Power 50 Profile: Dave McGinn, MD, Daisy Distribution
Dave McGinn has been pivotal in the integration of Anglia Telecom and Fone Logistics, which saw the formal launch of Daisy Distribution this year. Under his leadership, Daisy Distribution has emerged as a formidable player in distribution and unified comms, with over 500 partners and counting. McGinn hit the ground running in his new role, quickly strengthening Daisy Distribution’s ties with network partners, particularly Vodafone, where it holds Platinum Partner status. In March, McGinn brokered a deal with Vodafone to open its Partner Programme to Daisy’s dealers, a move some speculate could lead to Daisy overseeing Vodafone’s Gold and Silver tiered partners. McGinn is also on a mission to flush dealers out of their mobile silos and embrace the brave new world of unified comms, overseeing the launch of countless incentive schemes to help them do so. This is a man who garners huge respect in the industry. On a personal level, he is described as ‘a good all round bloke who is great fun’ and ‘a bandit on the golf course.’ On a professional level, no one underestimates him. As one industry player said: ‘Dave is a force in the industry, a veteran who has earned his stripes and who understands distribution better than most.’ McGinn is definitely one to watch.