PernixData Taps Nimble Exec Carnes as Global Channel Chief
Former Nimble Storage Channel Chief Kristin Carnes has joined PernixData as vice president of Global Channel Sales, the company announced this week.
Carnes will manage PernixData’s worldwide channel sales efforts and leverage her experience as a channel executive to help boost the company’s revenue, according to the company.
“PernixData has an extremely channel-friendly solution that presents an enormous market opportunity for PernixData partners,” said Carnes, in a statement. “I am very excited to be working with the best solution providers in the world to sell such a revolutionary storage product, and to build world-class services that bring storage to a whole new level.”
Including her stint at Nimble Storage, Carnes has spent 18 years working in various channel-centric leadership roles at EMC, Data Domain and Veritas, among others. She has also received several industry awards for her work in the channel.
Last year, PernixData closed its first full fiscal year with 42 percent quarter-over-quarter revenue growth and raised $35 million in Series C funding.
“We are extremely excited to add such a respected channel sales leader to our executive team,” said Poojan Kumar, CEO and co-founder of PernixData. “Her industry experience and channel acumen are invaluable as we rapidly expand our sales footprint globally. Kristin’s appointment underscores our unwavering commitment to the channel, which also includes substantial investments in reseller programs and tools that facilitate the deployment of PernixData software in every virtualized data center.”