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Channel roundup: Who's gone where?

It's been a mild week here in the UK, but the migratory winds continue to blow strong in the channel, in this week's Who's Gone Where


ThreatConnect announced the appointment of John Lyons as senior vice president of global sales. Lyons will report directly to CEO, Adam Vincent and drive the overall productivity and effectiveness of the sales organisation.

Prior to joining the company, he was president of ThreatTrack Security and also served as vice president of sales for North and South America at Tenable Network Security.

Adam Vincent, ThreatConnect CEO said, “We are so excited to have John on board. With John’s experience growing start-ups into industry-leaders, we are looking forward to ThreatConnect’s future. As the market leader in our space already, we expect that John will help us continue to be successful providing our customers the only true intelligence-driven platform available.”


Tintri announced the appointment of David Griffiths as vice president of EMEA. Griffiths is tasked with continuing the growth of Tintri enterprise cloud across the region.

Griffiths previous roles include senior leadership positions at ServiceNow and CA Technologies, where he developed new markets and channels for cloud, infrastructure management and applications software in enterprise, service provider and alliance sectors.  

“Tintri is uniquely positioned to offer customers the agility of public cloud in their private data centre—and a level of automation that is not possible with legacy architecture,” said Griffiths. “Speaking with Tintri’s customers and channel partners, it’s clear that Tintri is offering differentiated value. Its international presence has grown in recent months, and I am looking forward to working with the team to build on this momentum.

Michael McGuire, chief sales officer at Tintri, commented: “David brings a strong track record of building value for enterprise clients, alliance partners and cloud providers and is perfectly positioned to continue our growth in the EMEA region. And David’s deep understanding of enterprise cloud will help raise Tintri’s profile and impact in the region.”


Hybrid cloud object storage systems provider Cloudian announced the appointment of David Roberson to its advisory board.

Roberson brings nearly 30 years of executive management experience in technology and currently serves as a board member at Brocade and Quantum. Most recently, he served as general manager and SVP of the enterprise storage business at Hewlett-Packard. He also spent 26 years at Hitachi Data Systems, starting as corporate counsel and rising through the company to become president and CEO, a position he held from 2006 to 2007.

“We’re excited to benefit from Dave’s experience and insight on our advisory board,” said Michael Tso, CEO and co-founder, Cloudian. “Over the past year, we’ve seen 100% growth in our cutomer base and 100 per cent customer retention. As we close out 2016, we’re positioned for more growth at an accelerated pace. Mr. Roberson’s immense institutional knowledge will offer invaluable strategic guidance.” 

 “Cloudian offers a unique and compelling strategy to deliver the next generation of storage in today's world of cloud and hybrid storage,” commented Roberson. “I have long believed in the potential to drive industry change with a breakthrough platform that can be delivered on non-proprietary hardware, and that’s exactly what Cloudian now delivers.”


Xerox announced the appointment of Andrew Morrison as managing director for the UK & Ireland. 

Morrison will lead and grow the document outsourcing business and will oversee plans to expand reach in the small medium business (SMB) segment through an increased channel partner presence.

He has held a number of divisional, country, regional and global organisational positions at the company, currently serving as president of Large Enterprise Organisation, Xerox Europe.

“As digital technology advances, the way businesses and organisations communicate, connect and work is changing. By connecting the paper and digital worlds, Xerox helps many organisations in their digital journey,” said Morrison. “Working with the team I look forward to making 2017 a defining year for Xerox in terms of growth by aligning to a set of common financial goals and driving for efficiency and productivity for the advantage of our customers.”


Bitglass announced its expansion into the EMEA region with the appointment of Eduard Meelhuysen as regional VP of sales.

Meelhuysen joins Bitglass with over 15 years experience managing and growing technology businesses. Prior to joining the company, he held executive sales roles at Imperva, Aerohive Networks, and Netskope.

In his role as head of Bitglass’ EMEA sales operations, Meelhuysen will spearhead the company’s partner programme and drive the adoption of the CASB offering in major enterprises throughout the region. 

“We’re seeing a surge in demand for cloud security across Europe as cloud adoption accelerates in the region,” said Nat Kausik, CEO of Bitglass. “We’re excited to welcome Eduard to our team to leverage the strong momentum that the company has experienced in the US and help EMEA businesses solve their security and compliance challenges as they move to the cloud”.

“As the CASB market transitions from shadow IT discovery to data protection, I am thrilled to be joining the market leader and looking forward to accelerating Bitglass’ already strong growth,” said Meelhuysen. “We are open for business and looking to recruit partners across the region. Enterprises will benefit from the most comprehensive CASB on the market and partners can expect a very focused and close relationship with Bitglass.”

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