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Veeam Appoints Chris Moore as North American Channel Chief

Veeam ProPartner Program continues to expand as demand grows for protection in the modern data center

Veeam® Software on Wednesday announced that Chris Moore has been appointed as the company's Channel Chief of North America.

"As enterprises deepen and expand their use of virtualization, they're finding they need more powerful data protection for their modern data centers," said Ratmir Timashev, CEO of Veeam Software. "To keep up with the growing demand for Veeam (especially Veeam Backup & Replication v7), we rely solely on our ProPartners - our success depends on their success. Chris has demonstrated he has the skills and leadership abilities required to further enable and empower our channel partners. He and his team will play a key role in our effort to provide powerful and affordable data protection solutions to SMBs and expand our presence in the enterprise as we continue our mission to achieve $1 billion in revenue within the next five years."

Moore joined Veeam over two years ago from HP, where he managed the partner channel for StorageWorks, a division of HP. He was also responsible for channel metrics, operations and channel sales working closely with partners on go-to-market strategies to drive HP storage. Prior to HP, Chris spent seven years at a local VAR, where he was responsible for driving datacenter sales to mid-Atlantic vertical accounts.

"We attribute a large portion of our success selling the Veeam brand to not only the high-performance and reliability of the product, but to Chris as well," said Charles Bass, VP Alliances and Strategic Accounts at Promark Technology, a Veeam distributor. "Candidly, we find that many data protection companies don't adequately align the sales motion of their product offerings with their channel strategy. At Veeam, that is exactly what Chris has achieved."

Veeam's ProPartner Program is designed to create new opportunities for partners that accelerate growth and profitability by providing tools, support, training and VMCE certification programs. Veeam's aim is to empower Veeam's partners to become trusted advisors to customers and gain a long-term advantage in the modern data center market.

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