Veritas Hires Hitachi Sales Veteran as Channel VP Post Layoff News

Veritas adds to its executive channel leadership team.

Lynn Haber

August 31, 2020

2 Min Read

Veritas has hired long-term Hitachi veteran Jay McGloin as vice president of channel sales, Americas, the company said Monday. He replaces Tom Weldon, who left the company in July.


Veritas’ Jay McGloin

The news comes on the heels of reported layoffs at the company. Those cuts will impact more than 70 employees, including a CTO and several high-ranking engineers.

According to the company, McGloin will be responsible for fostering mutually beneficial relationships with Veritas partners, optimizing the customer experience and shared business success.

McGloin’s must recent job is president of Coquina Systems. He joined the IT services company as president last November. McGloin was tasked with creating and executing the company’s strategy, developing new customer relationships, enabling high performing teams and driving profitability.

Coquina Systems, founded in 2017, focuses on IT staffing, data center consolidation and refresh, security, managed services and IoT consulting.

McGloin’s longest career stint was at Hitachi (Data Systems and Vantara) where he spent 17 years, beginning in 2002. His last position with Hitachi Vantara was vice president, Americas sales, partners, commercial and strategic solutions (IoT, big data and cloud).

It’s just the latest of a number of comings and goings in the channel team at Veritas.

Changes in the Channel

In September, Veritas appointed Mike Walkey, vice president of global channel sales, strategic partners and alliances. He also worked for more than a decade at Hitachi Vantara and Hitachi Data Systems. He replaced Barbara Spicek, who was vice president of global channels and alliances from September 2017 to January 2020.

Here’s our list of channel people on the move in July.

Rick Fairweather left his job at Veritas in October 2018, after a stint of more than four years. He was vice president of the Americas partner organization; then, he jumped ship to competitor Commvault. Fairweather also worked at Cisco for more than 22 years, among other positions.

In May, Veritas named Dennis Brien as senior vice president of sales for the Americas. He worked at Hitachi Data Systems for nine years.

Hitachi Vantara planned to lay off more than 150 employees, it was reported a few months ago.

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Lynn Haber

Content Director Lynn Haber follows channel news from partners, vendors, distributors and industry watchers. If I miss some coverage, don’t hesitate to email me and pass it along. Always up for chatting with partners. Say hi if you see me at a conference!

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