Arcserve selects Vince Blackall as channel director

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Arcserve has appointed Vince Blackall as EMEA channel director, tasked with growing the business’ channel presence in the region and indirectly helping end users realise the benefits of cloud-based backup and recovery.

Blackall brings 30 years of experience to the role, helping businesses such as Kaminario grow its European business as channel sales chief in the EMEA region, plus similar accolades at Pure Storage, Violin Memory, Dell Software, Commvault, Veritas (now Symantec) and Computer Associates (now CA Technologies).

“Vince has been the catalyst for growth at numerous enterprise software firms, taking three businesses from their earliest stages to IPO,” said Mick Bradley, EMEA Vice President at Arcserve.

“His outstanding sales leadership will be hugely valuable as we unlock our full potential in the EMEA region in a time of massive market change where organizational shifts and market consolidation are leaving many vendors searching for legitimacy.”

The appointment of Blackall as channel boss comes during a transformational time for Arcserve. The company wants to focus on the cloud and businesses looking to undertake digital transformation, with the launch of its Business Continuity Cloud to service companies looking for a hybrid approach to data backup and restore.

“The channel community needs reliability now more than ever, which can only be delivered by the world’s most experienced provider of data protection solutions,” said Blackall.

“I’ve witnessed Arcserve’s evolution from my days with the company as Cheyenne Software, and I’m excited to help further its unprecedented innovation and growth. Coming back to Arcserve is a little like coming home.”

Clare Hopping
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