CA Technologies names new data management head to grow A/NZ channel

Simon Bills to work closely with its distribution partners, resellers, managed service providers and system integrators

CA Technologies has appointed Simon Bills to head up the company’s data management business in the A/NZ region.

As CA Technologies data management solutions are sold through the channel, Bills will work closely with distribution partners, resellers, managed service providers and system integrators.

CA Technologies vice president of data management for Asia Pacific, James Forbes-May, said the company had a very strong Channel presence.

“Simon will be dedicated to responding to the needs of our partner community, while continuing to expand the footprint of our data management products,” said Forbes-May.

Bills will be responsible for creating and managing territory and through-partner marketing strategies, and working closely with distribution partners like Express Data in Australia and Westcon Group in New Zealand.

Bills joins CA Technologies from Acronis where he was the A/NZ distribution and channels manager.

Prior to this, Bills was country manager for Quantum in both the UK and Australia/New Zealand where he managed all aspects of direct and channel sales.

In 2000 he was tasked with creating a direct sales team and partner channel including resellers, distributors and OEM partners for Quantum’s tape automation products.

Bills also held an APAC role managing OEM partners – HP, Sun, Dell and IBM – before taking on a channel role managing Quantum’s enterprise partners.