AvePoint, Palo Alto Networks Vet to Lead Barracuda Channel Partners Globally

New programs and features for partners will be coming.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

November 16, 2022

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Barracuda channel partners have a new global leader. The company has hired Jason Beal, previously AvePoint’s first-ever channel chief, as its new vice president of worldwide partner ecosystems.


Barracuda’s Jason Beal

Beal left AvePoint in July. At Barracuda, he’ll lead global channel strategy and development. He’ll have a strong focus on driving growth across the Barracuda global partner ecosystem.

Beal will also help Barracuda channel partners further capture opportunities in the market with its technology solutions.

Beal brings more than 20 years of channel leadership experience, with a focus on channel ecosystem launch, and development and expansion in cybersecurity businesses. At AvePoint, he focused on implementing global channel strategy and their first global partner program.

Prior to AvePoint, Beal held channel leadership roles at both Palo Alto Networks and Ingram Micro.

Focusing on Growth Acceleration

Chris Ross is Barracuda’s CRO.

“We are happy to welcome Jason to Barracuda,” he said. “Bringing Jason into this role is a key part of our ongoing commitment to invest in our channel partner go to market (GTM). We’re looking forward to his focus on continuing the growth acceleration across our partner ecosystem and to drive innovation within our business model. He will also play an integral role in continuing to build and grow a world class channel go-to-market strategy and partner program for our business.”

Beal said he looks forward to the impact he can bring to the team as Barracuda executes its growth plans, while meeting the needs of partners and customers with its integrated suite of advanced security solutions.

This month, Barracuda expanded its European data protection reach to Sweden and Switzerland. This means customers can now choose from 13 Azure regions for the storage of data backed up via cloud-to-cloud backup.

See our slideshow above for our Q&A with Beal on his plans at Barracuda.

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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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