NetApp has recruited former Sun Microsystems staffer, Todd Parsons, to head up its channel sales and marketing team.
Parsons was with Sun for six years in a number of positions including volume systems and storage sales director and commercial business manager. He comes to NetApp following a restructuring within the vendor and the promotion of Scott Morris to a regional role based in Singapore.
The vendor’s restructure saw the commercial sales team split from the channel sales business. NetApp area vice-president for South East Asia-Pacific, Peter O’Connor, said the move was aimed at improving focus across its partner ranks.
“Having the commercial sales team in there was proving to be a distraction,” O’Connor said. “This next 12 months, we want to drive a wealth of skill into our channel community.”
Parsons was appointed following a highly competitive process, O’Conner claimed.
“I am excited by the company’s market position and the fact it is such a strong contender across various segments. I am energised by the company’s direction, values and commitment to an outstanding customer experience,” Parsons said in a statement.
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