Former Network Appliance channel manager, Steve Bracken, has moved into a business development manager role at Decru. NetApp acquired the data encryption start-up late last year.
The role will see Bracken continuing to working with NetApp's direct resellers in addition to a dedicated Decru channel managed by networking and security distributor, ChannelWorx.
"I'll be developing an emerging market because, although we have some global customers already in Australia, the footprint is small and we're basically starting with a blank sheet of paper," he said.
Bracken would like to increase reseller numbers but wouldn't be drawn on recruitment targets.
He said ideal Decru partners would have experience and existing relationships in storage and security markets.
A round of channel training is scheduled to start in late July.