VWware’s (VMW) operation in Canada has hired a former Cisco Systems (CSCO) top channel executive as its channel chief to head both partner and commercial sales.
WAN optimization and performance management provider Riverbed Technology (RVBD) has appointed Keith Hoskison, a 25-year IT industry veteran with executive stints at Aruba Networks (ARUN), BMC, Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Enterasys as its new channel chief.
Cisco Systems Channel Chief Keith Goodwin is set to exit the networking giant on August 1 — when Cisco (NYSE: CSCO) starts its new fiscal year. Goodwin will stick around as an advisor and a consultant to Cisco’s channel team — even attending the Olympics to meet with partners. But he’s essentially heading off into retirement.
Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) is reshuffling channel executives, returning Wendy Bahr, the company’s well-known and highly regarded partner organization veteran, to head its Americas channel organization, replacing Jim Sherriff, who departs after two years to lead sales for the global Accelerated Cisco Transformation (ACT) program.
Bahr will show up for work having already digested a portion of her
Edison Peres, Cisco System’s (NASDAQ: CSCO) Worldwide Channels senior vice president, wrote in a newly posted blog that the vendor is busy taking the collective temperature of its channel partners globally concerning its go-to-market strategies, programs, incentives, sales teaming and other channel-related things.
“Every year we bring together a select group of partners as part of a series of Cisc
Peter Howard, an eight-year NetApp veteran, has ascended to NetApp’s (NTAP) channel chief post from his prior position as the storage vendor’s North America datacenter alliances senior director, where he was responsible for driving FlexPod sales and developing the company’s channel strategy.
It didn’t take Dell long after closing its $24.8 billion private equity buyout to shake things up. On Nov. 18, the vendor appointed a new global channel chief, restructured its sales operation and named a new head of its North American organization.
How soon will Red Hat hire a new channel chief for its partners?
Red Hat (RHT) Global Channel Sales Senior Vice President Mark Enzweiler told The VAR Guy yesterday that the company is still searching for a new channel chief, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been movement.