Commvault appoints data protection expert Alan Atkinson as chief partner officer
Commvault, a provider in data management across on-premises, cloud, and SaaS environments, has appointed Alan Atkinson as Chief Partner Officer. Atkinson, a data protection expert will report to Riccardo Di Blasio, Commvault’s Chief Revenue Officer.
In his new role, Atkinson will help Commvault strengthen its strategic alliances with cloud partners and also support and grow partner program.
Atkinson brings a wealth of cloud and data protection experience to Commvault – from building the industry’s first, pre-eminent cloud service provider to leading WysDM Software until it was acquired to driving technology strategy and commercial sales at Dell.
“Our continuous innovation has earned us our rightful place as the leader in our industry with the trust of thousands of customers globally,” said Riccardo Di Blasio. "This enables us to continually attract the best and brightest leaders to join Commvault. With Alan’s leadership, we will increase the velocity, scale, and growth of our robust and enviable partner ecosystem," he added.
“As an advisor, I’ve had a front row seat to Commvault’s evolution with the unrivaled momentum of its Metallic SaaS offerings and the company’s surge back to growth,” said Atkinson, who has completed a master degree in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked as board member in several organisations.
“I look forward to working closely with our partners to meet customers wherever they are within their cloud data management strategies,” he added.
The company which announced it quarterly financial results in July, posted tepid revenue growth, lower earnings per share and faces a number of headwinds in the current slowing economic and strong dollar environment.
In August, it announced the appointment of Arvinderjit Singh Dadhwal as Director of Sales Engineering for India and South Asia to help the company strengthen an deliver cloud solutions and services for customers and partners.