Innovative Sales Leader to Drive Sales Across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
MUNICH – Feb. 25, 2020 – Cohesity today announced the appointment of Wolfgang Huber as regional director for Central Europe. Based in Munich, Huber will be responsible for accelerating adoption of the company’s disruptive software that empowers enterprises to back up, manage, and extract value from their data across on-premises, cloud, and edge environments – all within a single solution.
Huber brings over 20 years of relevant IT sales and partner experience in software, cloud, and data management. In his new role with Cohesity, Huber will report to Dirk Marichal, vice president and leader of the company’s EMEA region.
Prior to joining Cohesity, Wolfgang Huber was the senior regional sales director at Cloudera for nearly three years. In this position, he was responsible for the management, support, and business development of the sales team in Central Europe. Previously, he worked as regional director for Central and Eastern Europe at Simplivity. In addition, he holds an M.S. degree in physics from the Technical University in Munich; a degree (D.E.A.) in instrumentation and measurements from the University of Bordeaux (France) and has completed a master’s thesis at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA). He has published multiple articles on behalf of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and the European Commission.
“Cohesity’s disruptive software offers businesses throughout the DACH region unparalleled data management capabilities both on-premises and in the cloud,” said Huber. “This modern technology offers an enormous opportunity for companies to increase agility, reduce costs, simplify data management, and maximise the value of their data. Working hand-in-hand with our valued partners, I am excited to play a key role in driving the next wave of success for the company.”
Cohesity recently announced that its software revenues globally grew more than 100 percent year-over-year, with strong growth across a variety of verticals including financial services, public sector, manufacturing, and healthcare. In recent months the EMEA team has grown to well over 100 employees, and Martin Gibbons was appointed as the new channel leader for the EMEA region.
“With Wolfgang, we are not just gaining an executive with a wealth of experience in sales, revenue, and partner development at major global companies but an accomplished technologist too,” explains Marichal. “Having Wolfgang on our EMEA leadership team will enable Cohesity to play an even more critical role in helping organisations across Germany, Austria, and Switzerland embrace a modern approach to data management that can significantly impact their business. And, with our strong community of partners and alliances, we look forward to more success in Central Europe with Wolfgang 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.
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