Storage vendor, EMC, has made a string of new appointments to support its backup and recovery system (BRS) division.
The new hires are part of the vendor’s aggressive growth plans for the next year.
EMC Australia president, David Webster, said the division was the fastest growing products segment company-wide and needed to build a team in order to foster the growth locally.
“We are seeing significant growth in the areas of finance, retail, education and the public sector as IT departments grapple with managing huge increases in data and the issues this creates,” Webster said.
David Allinson has joined the vendor as its channel director of the BRS Division across A/NZ.
He will be based in Brisbane and is charged with supporting the BRS division through the channel by aligning and enabling specific activities.
He has extensive business and channel development experience within the IT industry, previously holding the position of APAC Regional Director at Veeam Software, as well as various channel management roles at VMware and Microsoft.
Shaun McLagan has been appointed a newly created role as the sales director for BRS.
McLagan will be responsible for overseeing the team charged with driving business growth in the division.
Shane Moore has been hired as the marketing manager covering Asia-Pacific and Japan, and will be responsible for driving the marketing strategy and direction of the BRS product line.
Moore has spent 10 years with EMC, holding a range of management roles within the vendor. He was also a senior systems engineer with CA.
The vendor has also appointed Mike Sparkes, as the division’s marketing manager across Australia and New Zealand.
In his role, he will focus on providing technical and market insight into the BRS business that helps EMC develop programs to meet market needs and capitalise on emerging opportunities. Before joining EMC, Sparkes was with Quantum.
McLagan said it was making a few investments and placing more resources around the mid-market and channel in the coming quarter.
“We’re looking at putting in more sales and pre-sales resources into working more specifically with channel partners,” McLagan said.
“It’s a specialised play and we’ll look for partners that can consult and sell around backup. Some of the top EMC partners like Dimension Data, Netstar Logicalis and iQ3 are focused on BRS.”