Condusiv Appoints Nick Tidd to Head Channel Efforts

Condusiv Appoints Nick Tidd to Head Channel Efforts

Windows-based storage performance software provider Condusiv Technologies (formerly Diskeeper Corp.) has named networking technology channel veteran Nick Tidd (pictured) to the job of senior vice president of global sales.  Tidd brings decades of networking technology channel experience to the company, having served as North America president at D-Link and channel chief at 3Com before 3Com was acquired by HP.

“I am excited to join [CEO] Jerry Baldwin and Condusiv Technologies in building upon a 30 year legacy in developing industry leading, high performance software”, said Tidd, in a statement.

Condusiv Technologies software optimizes and maintains application performance and efficiency and extends equipment longevity, according to the company.  You probably know the company better as Diskeeper, the defrag giant, but it changed its name just a few months ago in March to Condusiv, looking for a more modern branding in an increasingly virtualized world. The name change followed a change at the top in September 2011 when the company named Jerry Baldwin as CEO.

Looks like Baldwin is shaking things up at Condusiv, and hiring Nick Tidd is certainly a step in the right channel direction. Last time I spoke to Tidd was back when he was a strategic advisory board member over at BlueRoads, so it's been a while, but I was very impressed by his channel smarts.

And Baldwin also has some early cloud and SaaS leadership experience at Acuity and which makes me wonder if the company may be contemplating a go-to-market strategy that includes managed service providers.

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