London – May 14, 2019 – Cohesity, the leader of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced the appointment of Dirk Marichal as the company’s vice president of sales for the EMEA region.
Marichal will have complete oversight for the company’s business development and sales operations throughout the region, ensuring there is close alignment between Cohesity’s growing partner base and the company’s go-to-market strategy. Marichal will oversee Cohesity’s rapid expansion throughout EMEA.
In this capacity, Marichal will empower customers and partners to embrace Cohesity’s modern data management capabilities that make backup data productive and offer radical simplicity for archiving, disaster recovery, ransomware prevention, testing and development, and more – all within a single solution. In addition, Marichal will play a critical role in helping customers solve mass data fragmentation challenges.
Marichal is an accomplished business and sales leader, with more than 20 years of experience across a variety of software and hardware technology sectors including networking, security, data center, and hyperconverged infrastructure. Marichal also has extensive expertise in helping customers advance their businesses within on-premises, hybrid, and cloud environments.
Marichal previously served as vice president of sales at Avi Networks, with responsibility for EMEA and India. Prior to that, the Belgian held a similar role at Nutanix, increasing global bookings by 25 percent within three years. Prior to Nutanix, Dirk led EMEA sales at Infoblox and was instrumental in taking the company from its position as a relatively unknown startup to revenues in excess of $200 million, which was followed by a successful IPO in 2012.
Cohesity recently announced that revenues in EMEA increased by 365 percent with strong growth across a variety of verticals including financial services, public sector, and healthcare. In recent months the EMEA team has grown to well over 100 employees, around ten percent of the overall workforce.
“I’m excited to have Dirk join Cohesity’s sales leadership team,” said Mark Parrinello, vice president, worldwide sales, Cohesity. “His vast experience across software, networking, and storage will play a critical role in driving even greater growth across the region in tandem with our partners. He’s also focused on helping customers do more with their backup data so they can achieve desired business outcomes faster and in the most efficient way possible.”
“I’m thrilled to join a company with such incredible disruptive technologies that already is helping huge customers across EMEA drive more insights from their data. This is very important in modern business; the ability to unlock innovation, increase revenues, and provide better customer experiences through software – that’s special,” Marichal said. “Cohesity’s growth in EMEA has been amazing so far, but there is much more that can be done. I feel like we have so much potential and we need to quickly address this and engage our channel more. The company has an excellent vision, the right executive team, and great investors, and that underlines how transformative the company is proving to be in the industry.”
Cohesity makes your data work for you by consolidating secondary storage silos onto a hyperconverged, web-scale data platform that spans both private and public clouds. Enterprise customers begin by radically streamlining their backup and data protection, then converge file and object services, test/dev instances, and analytic functions to provide a global data store. Cohesity counts many Global 1000 companies and federal agencies among its rapidly growing customer base and was named to Forbes’ “Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017,” LinkedIn’s “Startups: The 50 Industry Disruptors You Need to Know Now,” a 5-star rating in CRN’s “2019 Partner Program Guide”, and CRN’s “2017 Emerging Vendors in Storage” lists. For more information, visit our website www.cohesity.com and blog https://cohesity.com/blog/, follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/cohesity and LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/3750699/ and like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cohesity/.
Head of EMEA Corporate Communications