Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 52 - Page 56

Cloudian appoints first Australia and New Zealand channel director in major regional expansion
Evan Duryea , Channel Director , Australia and New Zealand , ASEAN and Oceania , Cloudian

Data management and protection solutions vendor Cloudian has announced several new regional appointments , including Evan Duryea as Channel Director for Australia and New Zealand , ASEAN and Oceania , as the company steps up its regional expansion .

The enhanced leadership team reflects Cloudian ’ s success in bringing its data management and protection solutions to a range of new enterprise and service provider customers , as well as establishing new reseller partnerships .
Based in Melbourne , Duryea brings more than 20 years ’ experience to the role , having co-founded IT consulting firm Thomas Duryea in 2000 .
“ I ’ ve known the regional Cloudian team a long time and have been following their success in driving Cloudian and its partner presence in the region ,” said Duryea . “ Cloudian doesn ’ t just lead in its own right ; it ’ s fast become an integral part of other major technology solutions through its alliance partnership network . That provides huge value to the channel as it fits into the bigger picture of what they ’ re looking to position and sell to customers .”
The data management company has also appointed Sydney-based Anna Christensen as Australia and New Zealand and ASEAN head of marketing , and Sydney-based Norman Joe as Australia and New Zealand regional sales manager . Christensen b rings extensive marketing experience – including roles at IT distributors NEXTGEN and Exclusive Networks – while Joe joins from Commvault .
Panasas strengthens sales and marketing leadership with four new executives

Panasas , a high-performance data solutions company , has just announced the appointments of Jeff Whitaker as VP of Marketing and Product Management , Kieran Penwill and Chris Sassone as Sales Directors of EMEA and APAC , respectively , and Mike Sheppard as Global Director of Channels and Alliances .

Brian Peterson , COO of Panasas , said : “ I ’ m thrilled to announce these new appointments . The ActiveStor Ultra product line has received high praise from both established and new customers , and Panasas has enjoyed a sharp increase in demand over the last 18 months . As a result , we are investing further in our teams and our products to support our expanding global customer base .”
Whitaker , former VP of Product at Excelero and a founding member of the cloud team at NetApp , said : “ One of the reasons I joined Panasas is its commitment to making the world a better place with data . Our products are critical to the success of organisations that are transforming healthcare and life sciences , advanced AI and predictive analytics , manufacturing , and climate and energy exploration .” Jeff aims to make inroads into new markets and to expand revenue growth . “ I am bringing a disruptive way of thinking from my success in the cloud storage industry to the highperformance data industry .”
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