Quantum appoints James Mundle as new global channel chief

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Quantum has announced the appointment of James Mundle as its new global channel chief as the storage provider firm looks to continue expanding its channel partner program.

Mundle will be responsible for Quantum's global partner strategy, programmes and execution and will be the company's executive advocate for its channel partners around the world.

The experienced industry veteran arrives following two key recent expansions for Quantum, with the firm acquiring object storage solution ActiveScale from Western Digital, as well as source code and data storage software start-up Atavium.

"James brings a wealth of experience to Quantum, including success developing unique solutions bundles for partners, enhanced partner compensation models, partner contribution analytics, and innovative approaches to channel programs that have had a real impact on the market," said Elizabeth King, chief revenue officer at Quantum.

"He will play a pivotal role as we continue to enhance the Quantum Alliance Program and extend our leadership delivering compelling and innovative solutions that address the challenges of explosive video and unstructured data growth."

With over 35 years' experience, Mundle most recently held the position of vice president of Worldwide Channel Programs for Veeam and has previously served as vice president of Worldwide Channel Sales for Seagate's Cloud Systems and Solutions business.

Prior to that, he spent 10 years at HPE, leading its storage and industry-standard services business in the Americas.

Quantum said this extensive industry experience will help extend its revenue and global reach, further accelerating its move to software-defined, hybrid and multi-cloud architectures, as well as recurring subscription and as-a-service business models.

The move also follows a refresh of the Quantum Alliance Program's deal registration application, which has been redesigned to reduce the time channel partners need to request Quantum Deal Registration, the firm said.

"Quantum is a very channel-centric company with a robust channel ecosystem, and our partners expect us to be predictable, transparent and engaging," Mundle commented. "Investing more in the partners who are committed and want to grow with Quantum will be one of my top priorities.

"I am deeply passionate about the channel and am excited to be the lead advocate for our channel partners in this newly-created role at Quantum."

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