Rubrik recruits regional leader from Hortonworks

Rubrik recruits regional leader from Hortonworks

Kamal Brar takes charge of Asia Pacific operations

Kamal Brar (Rubrik)

Kamal Brar (Rubrik)

Credit: Rubrik

Rubrik has appointed Kamal Brar as vice president of Asia Pacific and Japan, recruiting the technology executive from Hortonworks.

Based in Singapore, Brar is responsible for driving the vendor’s operations at a regional level, reporting to Brett Shirk as chief revenue officer.

“Kamal has successfully led some of the most disruptive technology companies across Asia Pacific and we’re excited to have him join Rubrik,” Shirk said. “His passion for software and building high-performance teams will drive short and long term success as he scales our business in the region.”

Brar joins from Hortonworks, where he led the business in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, having previously served as senior vice president of Asia Pacific at Talend.

Leveraging expertise in NoSQL - having led the regional business of MongoDB - Brar has also held senior leadership positions at Oracle, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and MySQL.

“Rubrik has a unique opportunity to engage enterprises across the Asia-Pacific region that are undergoing digital transformation initiatives and adopting hybrid cloud models,” Brar added. “I look forward to helping customers leverage their data to gain a competitive advantage using Rubrik’s solutions to manage, govern and orchestrate data across on-premise and cloud environments.”

This year, Rubrik - founded in 2014 - raised $261 million during a Series E funding round at a $3.3 billion valuation.

Meanwhile in May, the vendor pulled off a channel coup through the appointment of Wendy Bahr as chief commercial officer, following 18 years at Cisco.

The iconic channel veteran resigned as senior vice president of global partner organisation at Cisco late last year, and was replaced by Oliver Tuszik.

Less than six months later, Bahr took charge of Rubrik's managed service provider, global system integrator and channel partners, in addition to hardware and software alliances, inside sales and professional services teams.

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