Hayley Roberts
Hayley Roberts

Following a 20+ year career with blue chip enterprise businesses in retail, recruitment and technology, Hayley Roberts is the founder and driving force behind IT Security distributor, Distology. The company specialises in identifying, representing and distributing the latest disruptive technology in the cyber security arena.

Hayley has carefully nurtured a unique company culture that encourages vibrancy and ambition and as a result, Distology has won various accolades including CRN Distributor of the Year 2019, CRN Cloud Distributor of the Year 2020 and the Gender Parity at the CRN Women in Channel Awards. This year, Hayley has also been shortlisted for CRN Women in Channel’s Woman of the Year and Role Model of the Year, while the business has been shortlisted for Distributor of the Year (sub £250m turnover), Cloud Distributor of the Year and Technology Incubator of the Year.

Hayley 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 she is a 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, namely cyber security software vendors, resellers and distributors, in order to discuss and share ideas/best practices.

In 2021, Distology received PE investment to further fuel its ambitious growth plans and is well on its way to successfully scaling - growing the team 150% over the past year, while increasing revenue by over 75% in the past three years.