Barracuda Networks, (NYSE: CUDA), a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, today announced that storage and channel veteran Chris Ross has joined the company as its senior sales vice president, global channels. Ross brings over 23 years of technology experience, 15 of those being in storage software, most recently as the vice president of worldwide sales at Arcserve.
At Barracuda, Ross will work with channel teams around the world to drive new strategies and accelerate implementation of Barracuda’s recently strengthened partner program. Announced on April 6, 2015, the program updates include a focus on establishing global consistency across all levels of the partner program, expanded deal registration, increased discounts for certain products, and a new MSP program for qualifying partners.
“It’s great to have Chris on board to help lead the global channel efforts at Barracuda,” said Michael Hughes, SVP, worldwide sales, Barracuda. “Chris provides valuable channel experience, which will help execute the goals aligned with our updated partner program – his joining Barracuda further positions us to rapidly grow and strengthen our channel community across the globe.”
Ross joins Barracuda from Arcserve, where he was vice president of worldwide sales. Prior to Arcserve he held a number of VP and GM roles at Bakbone Software, Symantec and PowerQuest Corporation where he worked to build channels, drive growth and develop sales and marketing teams.
“It’s a great time to join Barracuda, and I am looking forward to helping establish even greater channel engagement and ensuring that we continue to expand our channels and drive recruitment campaigns for resellers,” said Ross.