Commvault has hired former EMC executive Mark Velthuis as its new vice president of indirect business.
Velthuis will take on the responsibilities of former channel sales manager Ashley Diffey, who left Commvault after two years to join F5 Networks.
In his new role, Velthuis will be responsible for Commvault’s partner ecosystem, which includes resellers, managed service providers and vendor alliances.
Prior to joining Commvault, Velthuis was the senior director of strategic alliances for EMC in Singapore for nearly two years. He was also managing director of legal outsourcing startup Axiom.
“This is a very intriguing space to be in, with data growing so exponentially,” Velthuis told CRN. “My first point of call to improve the way we do business with partners and go deeper into those relationships. Commvault spent years building a wide partner base and now it’s time to double down.”
Commvault’s director of alliances APAC, John Beaumont, left the data management vendor in December. He is yet to announce his next role.
The US vendor is distributed locally via Avnet, Distribution Central, ACA Pacific and Nexgen. Its vendor alliance partners include Nutanix, Microsoft and Huawei.