Three companies that do business in the channel have new sales executives.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

September 21, 2016

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FinancialForce, Nexsan, Stratoscale Appoint New Sales Execs

Edward Gately**Editor’s Note: Click here to see which channel people were on the move in August.**

Three companies that do business in the channel have new sales executives.

Financial Force's Chris LeeA cloud ERP provider on the Salesforce platform, FinancialForce has appointed Chris Lee to vice president of strategic sales. In his new role, he is responsible for heading up the company’s enterprise and general business sales groups, and for maintaining successful customer relationships.

Lee brings more than 20 years of enterprise SaaS experience to FinancialForce, including customer and partner relationships. In his previous roles at DocuSign, Salesforce and Siebel Systems, he was responsible for building enterprise sales teams. He created and grew DocuSign’s global financial services vertical.

“The sales profession is in the midst of a significant shift, and there is an exciting opportunity to help create a sales culture at FinancialForce that’s built on passion, trust and respect,” Lee said. “It is more important than ever to ensure that customers are at the center of sales and service strategy, and I look forward to working with the team and our customers in an effort to foster more meaningful and productive relationships.”{ad}

Nexsan's Tony CraythorneAlso in the channel, unified storage provider Nexsan has appointed Tony Craythorne to senior vice president of worldwide sales. Reporting directly to CEO Robert Fernander, Craythorne will be responsible for driving sales growth, market expansion and global channel partnerships.

Craythorne brings more than 25 years of sales experience, leading sales teams in the United States, Europe and Asia. Most recently, he was senior vice president of worldwide sales at NexGen Storage, and led the company through a spinout from SanDisk through to its recent acquisition by Pivot3. Prior to NexGen, he held senior management positions at a number of storage companies including Brocade, Hitachi Data Systems, Bell Micro and Connected Data.

“It’s an exciting time to join Nexsan as the company revolutionizes the storage market with its innovative UNITY platform for superior business productivity and data mobility,” Craythorne said. “Nexsan has a proven track record of …


… success and I look forward to accelerating our growth worldwide.”

Stratoscale's Jay PhillipsAnd Stratoscale, a cloud infrastructure company, has appointed Jay Phillips to vice president of global sales. He is a software industry veteran with more than 25 years of sales management experience, fueling startup growth and strategically bringing cloud offerings to market.

He will be responsible for further developing the company’s channel partner program and driving global customer acquisition.

Most recently, Phillips served as vice president of worldwide sales at AccelOps, where he worked closely with the acquisition and integration of AccelOps into Fortinet. Prior to joining AccelOps, Phillips managed and built the software portfolio team at Fusion-io until its acquisition by SanDisk. He also held sales leadership roles at NetApp, IO Turbine, Dell and PepsiCo.{ad}

“The traditional data center is transforming itself from isolated storage, virtualization and networking tiers, into a comprehensive experience that is mimicking what people see and love in AWS,” he said. “Stratoscale provides a simple, turnkey way to transition to the cloud, minimizing the investment and time that is required to take advantage of this revolution. I’m excited to be a part of Stratoscale, leading the global sales team to help our customers see the value of Stratoscale’s approach to democratizing the cloud through continuous innovation.”

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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