Commvault has announced the appointment of former Cisco and HPE executive Wenceslao Lada as VP of worldwide alliances.
Lada, who spent 20 years at HPE in both Europe and the U.S. and a further seven years at Cisco, will join a team at Commvault charged with building the vendor’s current alliances, while working on new partnerships with cloud providers and other tech leaders, Commvault said.
In today’s announcement, Lada noted that Commvault partners had indicated improvements were needed in the vendor’s partner engagement. He added that Commvault had taken heed and would be scaling its partner program accordingly.
“Based on direct feedback from partners, Commvault has improved all aspects of partner engagement in an effort to simplify, streamline and scale their business to take full advantage of the growing opportunities with customers,” Lada said. “I’m excited to be a part of the company’s strategic goal to scale the global partner program, drive growth through a focused route-to-market approach, and bring to market new and unique joint solution offerings that increase value to partners and customers.”
Owen Taraniuk, head of worldwide partnerships and market development at Commvault described Lada as “a proven global executive and business leader”.
“We’re building a world-class team to lead our routes to market and he will be integral in driving market strategies for Commvault as well as alliance partnerships,” Taraniuk said.
Lada joins Commvault after two years running a consultancy business. Prior to this he held the position VP of worldwide global customer success sales at Cisco, where he spent seven years in various sales and channel roles.
This came after 20 years at HP in a range of roles, including VP worldwide emerging business, VP and Americas regional general manager, and VP and EMEA regional general manager.