DataCore Hires Former VMWare Exec to Lead Channel Sales

DataCore Software is looking to make greater inroads in the channel and has made some key hires to make that happen.

The software-based storage virtualization vendor has tapped former VMWare executive Dan Hascall as DataCores vice president of Americas Sales. Hascall, who joined VMware in 2006, helped develop the companys channel model and was responsible for the companys Western Channel region. In his new role, he will oversee an American sales organization that has doubled this year.

DataCore is well positioned for major success in both the network and cloud computing models,” Hascall said in a release announcing his hire. DataCore storage virtualization is the critical foundation that makes it easy for customers to move along the virtualization journey.”

The company also promoted former Citrix executive Martin Clancy to the position of CFO. In his 12 years at Citrix, Clancy served in a variety of financial and operations roles, the last one as senior director, Finance & Product Operations for the Desktop Division.

DataCore also appointed Johan Vanhaeren as the new regional director covering the Benelux countries, which includes Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg. He previously was country manager for Citrix in the Benelux region.

Storage virtualization software, like its server and desktop virtualization cousins, is all about software that lives beyond the life of storage devices that come and go over time, making users storage investments better and more economical,” said George Teixeira, president and CEO of DataCore. Adding these industry veterans to our management team comes as we prepare an even more aggressive push to the reseller community and to virtualization users. We are hiring experienced virtualization industry leaders to fuel our growth as storage virtualization takes center stage and becomes more and more mainstream both in the enterprise and in the Cloud.”

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