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Callum Eade joins Commvault as VP Sales APJ Callum Eade joins Commvault as VP Sales APJ

Global enterprise software vendor Commvault has appointed former VMware senior executive Callum Eade as vice president of APJ as part of a move it says is aimed at reinvigorating its strategic vision for innovation and global growth.

Eade joins Commvault with extensive sales and business development experience, most recently after five years at VMware where he was VP Software and Defined Data Centre, and will be responsible for driving Commvault’s growth across the company’s diverse markets in Asia Pacific.

“This role is highly demanding and covers a wide range of responsibilities across a hugely diverse region. Callum brings a strong personality of overcoming challenges with an in-depth understanding of the nuances of managing business across all of the very culturally diverse APJ market,” said Riccardo Di Blasio, chief revenue officer, Commvault.

“We are very excited to have Callum onboard and his experience of running regional sales programmes in the software defined storage market will be a key factor for our success going forward.”

Announcing Eade’s appointment, Commvualt says he is no stranger to personal challenges having swum the English Channel and competed in more than 30 international Ironman events supporting cancer charity causes.

Eade’s appointment coincides with the appointment of Marco Fanizzi as vice president of EMEA. Fanizzi, has more than 30 years in the enterprise data industry, covering multiple geographies and sectors, and has been charged with driving the company’s growth objectives across more than 70 markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa

The appointments of Eade and Fanizzi follow a slew of recent additions that have strengthened Commvault’s go-to-market team and reinvigorated its strategic vision for innovation and global growth.

Under the leadership of Di Blasio, the company has also appointed former EMC executive, David Boyle, as vice president of sales for the Americas, and former VMWare executive, Mercer Rowe to drive its worldwide channel strategy.

“I am thrilled to join Commvault at this time of monumental market opportunity. Customers globally and everywhere in APJ no longer want but expect to be able to achieve competitive advantage and business value form their data,” said Eade.

“Following the acquisition of Hedvig, and recent introduction the Metallic SaaS offering, Commvault is in a unique position of strength to deliver on these needs and create a new standard of excellence for the next generation of data management expectations. I relish a challenge and Commvault has the strong customer base and innovative leadership to be victorious.”

Commvault says it has simultaneously laid the foundation of its vision of the cloud-enabled future with the acquisition of software-defined storage specialist Hedvig and the launch of Metallic, a Commvault venture offering SaaS-based data management and protection.

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