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Commvault looks to expand partner alliances with new appointment

23 Feb 18

Enterprise backup and recovery company Commvault has appointed Andy Vandeveld as its vice president for worldwide alliances, effective immediately.

In this new position, Vandeveld will align Commvault’s alliance strategy with the efforts of its field sales teams, helping to expand revenue and market share for Commvault and its worldwide network of channel partners.

Additionally, Vandeveld will be responsible for strengthening Commvault’s current alliances, and building new alliances, with cloud and other enterprise technology industry leaders.

Commvault head of worldwide partnerships and market development Owen Taraniuk says, “Andy’s expertise in building strong partnerships with technology and channel leaders will enable us to further accelerate our move to a partner-led strategy designed to grow and scale our global business.”

"By strengthening our current alliances, developing innovative new partnerships and interlocking our alliance strategies with our sales efforts, Andy will play a key role in creating new revenue opportunities for both Commvault and its partners.”

Vandeveld has 20 years experience in developing OEM and channel strategies for technology industry leaders.

Prior to joining Commvault, he served as vice president of global strategic alliances at VEEAM Software, where he led the company’s alliance and partnership strategy.

His experience also includes senior leadership roles running businesses approaching half a billion dollars in revenue at Citrix, Brocade Communications, Juniper Networks and IBM.

On his appointment, Vandeveld says he’s excited to get started with Commvault and to help accomplish the company's immediate and long terms goals.

“With the industry’s leading platform for backup and data protection in complex (IT) environments, I look forward to deepening and expanding Commvault’s already extensive global partner ecosystem to empower enterprises to manage data for any purpose, across all (its) environments.”

Reporting to Taraniuk, Vandeveld will head Commvault’s new Worldwide Alliances team, which merges its current OEM and Alliances teams.