Rubrik hires ex-Google exec to lead global partner strategy

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Zero trust data security provider Rubrik has announced the appointment of Ghazal Asif as its new vice president of Global Partners and Alliances.

Channel veteran Asif will be responsible for leading the Palo Alto-based firm’s global channel and partner strategy in a bid to drive further growth and engagement with current and future partners.

“We keep investing in the success of our extensive partner strategy and Ghazal’s leadership and channel experience will continue to fuel our data security growth,” commented Brian McCarthy, Rubrik’s chief revenue officer.

“She will act as a catalyst for scaling our partner enablement and accelerating our go-to-market channel strategy around the world.”

Rubrik specialises in delivering data security and operational resilience for enterprises via a single platform that bundles together Zero Trust Data Protection, Ransomware Investigation, Incident Containment, Sensitive Data Discovery, and Orchestrated Application Recovery.

To spearhead its channel ventures, Asif joins the business from Google, where as head of Channel Partners in EMEA for Google Customer Solutions, she led channel go-to-market strategy and execution for the region.

Prior to that, Asif held a number of channel leadership roles, including positions at Cybereason, AppDynamics, and Cisco Meraki, where she led transformational efforts that drove triple digit growth.

Ransomware impacts every company in every industry, which is driving record customer demand for Rubrik’s data security solutions,” said Asif.

“The company is laser focused on the ongoing success of its partner ecosystem and I’m excited to build on this momentum and deliver even greater value to our partners and customers.”

Matthew Helling, head of Cybersecurity Services at Rubik strategic partner Softcat, described Asif as a “proven channel leader”.

“This hire clearly signals Rubrik’s commitment to the success of their partner ecosystem and to working with partners to help solve customers’ pressing data security challenges,” he said.

“I had the good fortune of working with Ghazal in her previous roles and I’m confident that she will make a strategic impact at Rubrik.”

Daniel Todd

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