Commvault Unveils New GTM Leads in APJ

Commvault Unveils New GTM Leads in APJ

February 4, 2020

Commvault announces a strategic reshuffling and  new internal and external appointments to its executive leadership team in Asia Pacific and Japan.

Commvault Vice President Sales APJ Callum Eade says the new appointments all represent an expansion of the Commvault business in Asia Pacific and Japan, while marking its commitment to an “evolved go-to-market approach and strategic vision for innovation” across the region.

“Commvault has evolved, with a new CEO and global leadership, bringing a new passion and approach to delivering future ready technology. Our goals as a company are to simplify, innovate and execute and it starts with having the right caliber of leaders in the region. I’m especially pleased that Commvault is not only attracting proven leaders from our industry but also benefitting from local, experienced, Commvault veterans all building a team laser-focused on sales and partner success. The additions of Prasanna, Simon, Hideki-san and Dino will bring a unique combination of expertise, market understanding and established networks that will be key to unlocking the growth potential for Commvault in APJ,” says Eade.

The following appointments include:

Prasanna Gulasekharam appointed as Area Vice President Sales, Australia and New Zealand.

Commvault claims Gulasekharam has achieved significant sales and service provider business growth in New Zealand since 2015, when he was appointed as Commvault Country Manager.  This experience brings established internal relationships across global, regional, and local levels as well as a proven sales track record with a “win-as-team” leadership style, in addition to extensive local and regional partner ecosystem engagement.

Commvault’s market positioning, reflects a ‘cloud-enabled future’ with its acquisition of software-defined storage specialist Hedvig six months prior, and its launch of Metallic, a venture offering SaaS-based data management and protection.

Commvault says these factors combined with independently recognized technical market leadership and customer satisfaction have also attracted three other industry veterans from across the storage and data management sector to join its ranks, namely;

Simon Zhou, formerly the CEO of Lanxum Information Group, was announced as Commvault Area Vice President, Sales for China.

Commvault says Zhou brings a rich sales and management experience including more than 22 years of successful leadership roles at EMC and Oracle consistently driving market share and sustainable sales growth.

Hideki Yamada is now Area Vice President, Sales for Japan. As a former RVP and Japan Country Manager at Riverbed Yamada, Commvault says Yamada is strong in business transformation and has a long-standing understanding of the Japanese data management sector having worked in the most senior leadership positions across many major IT corporations in the market.

Lastly, Dino Soepono has been appointed as the new Regional Vice President, Channels & Alliances for APJ.

Prior to Commvault, Soepono led the channel & alliances function for APJ for Apptio, managing a diverse, region-wide, partner base delivering software-as-a-service offerings. Following the recent appointment of former VMware executive, Mercer Rowe to drive its worldwide channel strategy. Commvault says Soepono’s appointment represents continued investment in leadership of its partner organization and reinvigorating its strategic vision for innovation and growth, through partners, both in APJ and globally.

(Ed. Commvault says its converged data management solutions, software and services are available through a global ecosystem of trusted partners. The organisation says it employs more than 2,300 experts across markets worldwide. It is publicly traded on NASDAQ (CVLT), and is headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, US.)


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