Cohesity Appoints Martin Gibbons as Head of Channel in EMEA
Former Commvault EMEA Distribution and Channel Leader Brings Strong Data Management Experience to Accelerate EMEA Sales and Distribution
London – Jan. 21, 2020 — Cohesity today announced Martin Gibbons has joined the company as head of channel in EMEA. Gibbons will develop the go-to-market strategy for Cohesity in EMEA. He will also focus on rapidly developing the company’s ecosystem of partners while accelerating Cohesity’s growth and share of the EMEA data management market.
Based in Hampshire, England, Gibbons brings more than 20 years of channel experience in IT and data management. Aligning to Cohesity’s global strategy, Gibbons will work in tandem with worldwide teams to help partners maximize benefits from Cohesity’s recently expanded partner program. The program is focused on helping partners increase profitability while offering greater value to customers who are looking for modern backup and data management solutions across the region.
Gibbons joins Cohesity from Commvault where he was distribution channel director, EMEA, for five years. He also held other channel-focused roles with the vendor, including running the company’s UK program management. Prior to this, he worked at Computer Associates, and his initial foray into IT sales was with the distributor Computer 2000, a former subsidiary of Frontline, and then with Surrey-based Unix and network equipment distributor, Ilion Group.
“Cohesity is an exciting company to join right now,” said Gibbons. “Its disruptive data management technology solves age-old enterprise issues around data silos and fragmentation. The company has achieved a 100 percent year-over-year increase in software revenues and I’m excited to play a key role in driving the next wave of success for the company and for our customers and partners.”
“In EMEA, customers across a host of verticals are looking for modern software-defined solutions that finally make it easy to back up, manage, and extract value from data,” Gibbons added. “I’m excited to develop partner relationships that will enable us and our joint customers to benefit from Cohesity’s one-of-a-kind technology.”
“Martin has proven success developing a high-performing EMEA distribution and partner organisation and consistently delivering strong results,” said Dirk Marichal, vice president, sales EMEA, Cohesity. “It’s a great time for Martin to join our EMEA leadership team. Given that he possesses deep knowledge of the data management sector, I expect he will have an immediate positive impact on our business. We are thrilled to have Martin on board.”
Cohesity ushers in a new era in data management that solves a critical challenge facing businesses today: mass data fragmentation. The vast majority of enterprise data — backups, archives, file shares, object stores, and data used for dev/test and analytics — sits in fragmented infrastructure silos that make it hard to protect, expensive to manage, and difficult to analyse. Cohesity consolidates silos onto one web-scale platform, spanning on-premises, cloud, and the edge, and uniquely empowers organisations to run apps on that platform — making it easier than ever to back up and extract insights from data. Cohesity is a 2019 CNBC Disruptor and was named a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Visit our website and blog, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.
Head of EMEA Corporate Communications, Cohesity