Cohesity Prepares for EMEA Growth and Appoints Industry Veteran Klaus Seidl as VP Sales for the Region
London, UK and Santa Clara, CA – Dec. 5, 2017 – Cohesity, the pioneer of hyperconverged secondary storage, today announced the appointment of Klaus Seidl as the new Vice President of Sales for the EMEA region. Seidl’s main objective is to expand the company’s activity in EMEA and in particular spearhead its expansion into the DACH market (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). The nomination of Seidl, with his proven experience in the industry, will accelerate the momentum Cohesity has fostered since its European launch a little more than a year ago. It reflects Cohesity’s aim to further intensify its growth in Europe and expand into new markets, notably DACH, where Seidl will be a worthy asset.
Klaus Seidl has been at the forefront of European growth for a number of prominent technology companies, such as Riverbed Technology, NetApp, and, most recently, SimpliVity Corporation, where he carried out the rare feat of leading the EMEA team to match US revenues.
- Klaus Seidl will be based in Munich where he will direct the EMEA sales effort
- Cohesity is preparing for worldwide expansion by adding executive talent with a proven record of success, including the recently announced appointments of Rob Salmon as President and Chief Operating Officer, and Carl Eschenbach to the Board of Directors.
- Seidl’s previous position was VP Sales EMEA at SimpliVity Corporation, where he was the first employee in Europe, joining the startup in 2013. Over the following four and a half years, he grew the organisation to over one hundred-people strong, while navigating the EMEA business to reach extraordinary figures that matched US revenues.
“The first year of European revenues was so promising for Cohesity, that the decision to expand the EMEA activity was quickly reached,” said Mark Parinello, vice president worldwide sales, Cohesity. “I have spent a lot of time with Klaus Seidl in the past month, and I know his extensive career spanning three decades will be invaluable in driving our EMEA growth and ramping up our DACH activity.”
“Cohesity is transforming the industry’s approach to secondary data, and it’s time to disrupt the secondary storage market in EMEA,” said Klaus Seidl, vice president sales EMEA, Cohesity. “I have witnessed a strong adoption of tier one hyperconverged infrastructures here in the last four years, and I am excited to be joining this innovative and exceptional team and look forward to expanding on its early success.”
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 among its rapidly growing customer base. CRN named Cohesity a Top 25 Disrupter and one of the 10 Coolest Hyperconverged Products of 2016. For more information, visit www.cohesity.com and follow @cohesity on Twitter.
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