Nimble Storage, the flash storage solutions company, has strengthened its EMEA operations with the appointments of veteran sales and marketing executives. Leveraging extensive industry experience, Gabriel Chadeau has been appointed Country Manager for France, and Peter Gibbs and Dan Cavanagh will lead channel sales and enablement across EMEA.
"Our latest executive appointments underscore the expanding investment and commitment we're making to accelerate growth across the EMEA region. We believe we've selected the most ambitious and enthusiastic sales leader in France to expand our business operations and the adoption of the Adaptive Flash platform in territory," said Clare Loveridge, vice president of Sales, EMEA. "Both Peter and Dan bring years of IT sales and marketing expertise, which positions them well to support our expanding channel ecosystem across EMEA with go-to-market sales initiatives and enablement."
Gabriel Chadeau, (42), joins Nimble to lead the business operations in France, bringing extensive experience in the IT market gained in various management positions, including most recently serving as sales director leading the Southern European team at Vision Solutions (formerly Double-Take Software). During his twelve years tenure at Vision Solutions, Chadeau was instrumental in initiating and expanding the company's presence, and enabling a channel ecosystem in France. Chadeau served in a range of direct and channel sales assignments at PTC and EMC prior to joining Double-Take. In this new role, Chadeau will report directly to Loveridge.
Peter Gibbs, (45), a Nimble veteran, has been appointed director of Channel Sales in EMEA reporting directly to Leonard Iventosch, vice president of Worldwide Channels. Prior to this appointment Gibbs was on the EMEA Cisco strategic alliances team at Nimble. Gibbs also served in a range of channel assignments through his 18-year tenure at Cisco Systems, which included serving more than 12 years in the Cisco Emerging Markets Partner Organization. In his new position, Gibbs will be responsible for the go-to-market delivery across the company's EMEA partner ecosystem, which is expected to fuel sustainable and profitable growth throughout the region.
Dan Cavanagh, (39), joined Nimble as a channel business development manager for the company's EMEA business, reporting directly to Alvin DaCosta, senior director of worldwide Channel Marketing. Cavanagh will draw upon his more than 15 years of storage industry experience serving in similar channel leadership assignments previously at HP, Dell, and CommVault. In this role, Cavanagh will be responsible for channel go-to-market strategy and enablement by providing robust channel programs, and leading business development and operations across EMEA.
The Nimble Adaptive Flash platform is now the preferred choice for more than 6,800 customers in over 50 countries around the world. The Nimble Adaptive Flash platform offers a single storage architecture that dynamically caters to the needs of enterprise-wide workloads across performance, capacity, and data protection – delivering on the full potential and benefits of storage consolidation.