Commvault Names Worldwide Channel Chief

Commvault has named Andy Vandeveld as vice president of Worldwide Alliances.

In this new position Vandeveld will be responsible for strengthening Commvault’s current alliances, and building new alliances, with cloud and other enterprise technology providers. In addition, Vandeveld will align Commvault’s alliance strategy with the efforts of its field sales teams.

“Andy’s expertise in building strong partnerships with technology and channel leaders will enable us to further accelerate our move to a partner-led strategy designed to grow and scale our global business,” said Owen Taraniuk, head of Worldwide Partnerships and Market Development at Commvault. “By strengthening our current alliances, developing innovative new partnerships and interlocking our alliance strategies with our sales efforts, Andy will play a key role in creating new revenue opportunities for both Commvault and its partners.”

Vandeveld brings to Commvault two decades of experience in developing and implementing successful OEM and channel strategies. Prior to joining Commvault, he served as vice president of Global Strategic Alliances at VEEAM Software. His experience also includes senior leadership roles at Citrix, Brocade Communications, Juniper Networks and IBM. He holds a B.A. in English degree from San Diego State University and a J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.

“I’m excited to help lead the effort to bring Commvault’s ‘powerful simplicity’ to increasingly complex enterprise IT environments — environments comprised of dozens of applications, multiple clouds, diverse types of on-premises infrastructure and thousands of endpoints,” said Vandeveld. “With the industry’s leading platform for backup and data protection in these complex environments, I look forward to deepening and expanding Commvault’s already extensive global partner ecosystem to empower enterprises to manage data for any purpose, across all [its] environments.”

Reporting to Taraniuk, Vandeveld will head Commvault’s new Worldwide Alliances team, which merges its current OEM and Alliances teams.