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Druva hires new EMEA channels head

Cloud security and data management vendor Druva has hired Nick Turner as vice president of sales for EMEA. He will be responsible for managing and growing sales operations in EMEA as well as leading the channel strategy across the region.

Turner joins from Dell EMC, where for the last four years he led the specialist data protection solutions division for the UK and Ireland region. Prior to that, he ran IBM's software business unit responsible for data protection, data management and storage virtualisation across its European region.

Over the last 12 months, the company says it has experienced over 80% revenue growth for backup and disaster recovery of enterprise workloads and has nearly doubled its international customer base. The company has also recently expanded its UK office, doubling its size and capacity. Turner will lead efforts to further expand its presence in EMEA and support enterprises as they transform for the cloud era, said the firm.

“With 20 years of industry experience, Nick has a depth of knowledge and keen ability to deliver data management solutions that meet and exceed enterprise demands,” said Jaspreet Singh, founder and CEO of Druva. “EMEA is an incredibly diverse region, with numerous industries, government regulations and business needs. Nick’s knowledge of this market will be invaluable as Druva continues to expand across the region.”

“European enterprises are increasingly shifting away from legacy on-premises infrastructure and its associated challenges, and turning to cloud-based, as-a-service consumption models to meet their business needs,” said Turner. “Druva is positioned to meet this growing demand and it has the ideal offering to help customers through their data transformation.”

The Druva Cloud Platform is built on AWS and offered as-a-service. The company recently moved into a new global headquarters in Silicon Valley, opened an innovation centre in Pune, India and created an Asia-Pacific regional hub in Singapore.

The privately-held firm is funded by Sequoia Capital, Viking Global Investors, Tenaya Capital, Riverwood Capital and Nexus Partners.