Technology & Cybersecurity Sales Veteran Brings to Cohesity Strong Local Market, Partner, and Alliance Expertise
Tokyo, Japan – December 9, 2021 – Cohesity, a leader in next-gen data management, today announced the appointment of Toshiaki Ito as President and Representative Director for Cohesity Japan. He brings more than 20 years of relevant experience working for companies in the security, technology, and communications industries.
Toshiaki has a strong track record in business development, go-to-market, sales operations, strategic alliances, and partner management. He will leverage his experience to empower more customers and partners to embrace Cohesity’s next-gen data management solutions. Today, thousands of customers around the world rely on Cohesity to help them easily protect, manage, secure, and derive value from data – across the data center, edge, and cloud.
Prior to joining Cohesity, Toshiaki was the Japan Country Manager at Vdoo, an Israeli-based IoT security company. He was pivotal in expanding the company’s presence in Japan while working closely with strategic alliances and partners. Before his tenure at Vdoo, Toshiaki held several senior in-market sales roles at Carbon Black, FireEye, and Verizon, where he helped achieve fast growth and extensive gains in market share.
“The opportunity to lead the Cohesity Japan business was an opportunity I simply could not pass up,” said Toshiaki. “Cohesity’s next-gen data management technology, seasoned leadership, strong culture, and partner-first mentality are key differentiators in the industry. I look forward to working with our existing customers and partners in Japan to help them advance their business, do more with data, and win the war against ransomware.”
“Toshiaki has proven success in advancing international ICT companies’ presence and footprint in the Japan market, consistently delivering strong sales results and building impactful partnerships,” said Ravi Rajendran, Vice President, Cohesity Asia-Pacific and Japan. “He has an extensive knowledge of the technology and cybersecurity industries, which aligns to critical needs customers in Japan are facing today in terms of protecting, securing, and recovery data — essential in an era of sophisticated ransomware attacks. We must also thank our former Japanese leader, Junichi Iwakami, for his contributions and service, as he leaves Cohesity to pursue other endeavours, and we wish him all the best.”
Cohesity radically simplifies data management. We make it easy to protect, manage, and derive value from data — across the data center, edge and cloud. We offer a full suite of services consolidated on one multicloud data platform: backup and recovery, disaster recovery, file and object services, dev/test, and data compliance, security, and analytics — reducing complexity and eliminating mass data fragmentation. Cohesity can be delivered as a service, self-managed, or provided by a Cohesity-powered partner.
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