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Klaus Seidl VP EMEA Sales, Cohesity

Was first employee of SimpliVity in Europe.
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.12.06

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Cohesity, Inc., in hyperconverged secondary storage, appointed Klaus Seidl as the new VP sales for the EMEA region, based in Munich, Germany.

His objective is to expand the company's activity in EMEA and in particular spearhead its expansion into the DACH market (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). This nomination will accelerate the momentum Cohesity has fostered since its European launch a little more than a year ago. It reflects company's aim to intensify its growth in Europe and expand into new markets, notably DACH.
 
Seidl has been at the forefront of European growth for a number of technology companies, such as Riverbed Technology, NetApp, and, most recently, SimpliVity Corporation, where he carried out the feat of leading the EMEA team to match US revenues. He was the first employee in Europe, joining the start-up in 2013. Over the following four and a half years, he grew the organisation to over one hundred people, while navigating the EMEA business to reach figures that matched US revenues.
 
Cohesity is preparing for worldwide expansion by adding executive talent including the recently announced appointments of Rob Salmon as president and COO, and Carl Eschenbach to the board of directors.

"The first year of European revenues was so promising for Cohesity, that the decision to expand the EMEA activity was quickly reached," said Mark Parinello, VP WW sales. "I have spent a lot of time with Klaus Seidl in the past month, and I know his extensive career spanning three decades will be invaluable in driving our EMEA growth and ramping up our DACH activity."
 
"Cohesity is transforming the industry's approach to secondary data, and it's time to disrupt the secondary storage market in EMEA," said Seidl. "I have witnessed a strong adoption of tier one hyperconverged infrastructures here in the last four years, and I am excited to be joining this innovative and exceptional team and look forward to expanding on its early success."

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