Cohesity drives partner momentum in Asia through alliances leader

Cathy Conroy joins back-up vendor from Commvault
Cathy Conroy (Cohesity)

Cathy Conroy (Cohesity)

Cohesity has appointed Cathy Conroy as head of alliances in Asia Pacific, tasked with driving channel growth across cloud, storage and software technologies.

Brisbane-based Conroy will work with the vendor’s regional alliance partners to support customers in the deployment of back-up and data management solutions.

“Cathy is an experienced and trusted leader in alliance and sales management who will support our strategy in working with alliance partners to provide enterprises with an easy-to-use, web-scale platform that empowers them to remove data silos and directly address the challenges of mass data fragmentation,” said William Ho, vice president of sales across Asia Pacific at Cohesity.

“She will help support the robust growth we see as enterprises aim to reduce complexity, drive innovation, and extract maximum value from their data.”

Leveraging more than 20 years of sales, alliance and partner management experience, Conroy was previously senior director of worldwide alliances at Commvault, managing the go-to-market strategy with Cisco.

Prior to this, Conroy worked at Nimble Storage for five years in senior director roles, alongside holding positions at NetApp and Sun Microsystems.

“Cohesity is committed to extending our relationships with exceptional alliance partners to ensure customer success,” Conroy added. “We look forward to working with partners to fulfil key market objectives including driving new business, establishing a competitive advantage, and creating demonstrable business value through our portfolio of best-in-class, market-leading software solutions.

“We have an exceptional base of partners in the region recognised for their innovation and performance and I am excited to build on our mutual success and market momentum as we approach 2020 and beyond.”

The appointment of Conroy follows a recruitment drive in Asia Pacific, evident through the hiring of Sheena Chin as managing director of sales across ASEAN in October, recruiting the industry executive from Veritas.

Meanwhile, Ho was recruited as new regional leader in June, in a move designed to help regional customers overcome data fragmentation challenges.