VMware has added a new recruit to its senior management payroll.
The virtualisation and cloud infrastructure company hired Dave O’Callaghan as senior vice president of Global Channels and Alliances.
It is hoped that in his new role O’Callaghan will lead the vision and strategy for VMware partners globally across all routes to market, including service providers, distributors, OEMs, system integrators and outsourcers, and independent software vendors.
His CV boasts positions in the tech industry spanning 30 years and includes positions in senior sales and indirect sales roles at Cisco Systems, Hitachi Data Systems and Memorex Telex.
Most recently, in 2011, O’Callaghan founded and led his own consulting firm specialising in go-to-market strategies for high-tech manufacturers, distributors and solution providers. Prior to this, O’Callaghan served as vice president of worldwide commercial sales at Cisco, where he led sales, strategy and programs of the midmarket and SMB segments.
During his 12 years at Cisco, O’Callaghan also held vice president roles in worldwide distribution and regional sales. He said he was “excited” to be helping his new customers “solve their biggest IT infrastructure challenges of today and in the future”.
Ingram Micro has announced that one of its staff members has been named as one of the “Most Powerful & Influential Women” by the California Diversity Council (CADC).
Robyn Tingley, vice president, Human Resources for Ingram Micro North America and Latin America, has been awarded the title and will also be speaking on a panel at the conference titled “Gaining the Trust and Credibility You Deserve.”
Ingram Micro is of course thrilled at the publicity and bigged up Robyn by claiming she has been a significant contributor on a wide range of inclusion and diversity issues including minority recruiting, veteran hiring and developing a workplace that is educated and aware of all aspects of diversity and inclusion.
The awards were presented in conjunction with the 4th Annual California Diversity & Leadership Conference, held April 18-19, 2013, at the Hilton Concord in Concord, California.
Tingley is a certified Global Human Resources professional who has worked internationally in the fields of human resources, communications, corporate social responsibility, public policy and journalism. Prior to her current position, Tingley was previously vice president of Human Resources and Communications for Ingram Micro Europe based in Brussels, Belgium.
She has been with Ingram Micro for five years. Prior to joining Ingram Micro, she was vice president of Communications and Public Affairs for Bell Aliant, a Canadian-based leader in telecommunications.
Infoblox has appointed Henk Jan Spanjaard as Vice President of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The immediate appointment means that Spanjaard will be responsible for leading the automated network control company’s EMEA team in helping enterprises and channel partners prepare for the networking needs of the future.
In the second quarter of Infoblox’s fiscal year, EMEA revenue increased 35 percent year-on-year. The company recently opened new offices in Russia, Turkey and the UAE. Last month, it also launched a suite of new products that it claimed handed customers greater control of their corporate IT networks with increased security and availability.
Infoblox said it was fortunate to have Henk on board and would put him to work
“educating the market on how Infoblox can help organisations better manage the demands put on their networks”.
He will also be tasked with promoting the value of the Infoblox suite of automated network control services to prospective and existing customers, as well as the Infoblox pan-European channel.
Spanjaard,is multilingual and has experience in network storage, network management and security market segments. He has held senior managerial positions in the EMEA networking industry for 20 years, including with vendors like NetApp, Mu Dynamics and Imperva.