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CA appoints Chris Ross to Lead EMEA & Asia Pacific Channel Sales for Recovery Management and Data Modeling

Executive Appointment Supports Company’s Ongoing Focus on Channel Sales
  • 13 October, 2009 11:49

<p>Sydney, 13 October 2009 - CA (NASDAQ: CA) CA today announced the appointment of Chris Ross as vice president of channel sales for CA’s Recovery Management and Data Modeling Business Unit across EMEA and Asia Pacific. In this role, Ross will be responsible for the aligning the unit’s go-to-market strategy and resources with its partners to grow the business and international revenues. Ross will report to Adam Famularo, senior vice president and general manager for CA's Recovery Management and Data Modeling Business Unit.</p>
<p>“Chris has an impressive track record for developing strong partner-led business,” commented Famularo. “We’re delighted with his appointment and believe that he has the expertise, energy and ideas to make a significant impact. The channel is incredibly important to CA, and this appointment further highlights our ongoing commitment to invest in the best possible team to work with that channel.”</p>
<p>“I’m very pleased to be at CA,” commented Ross. “We’ve got award-winning solutions as well as a great channel organisation. Growing that business and feeding its success through our partners in EMEA and APAC is an exciting challenge.”</p>
<p>The appointment follows the restructure of CA’s channel organisation earlier this year in which the Recovery Management and Data Modeling business became a standalone unit, selling its products only through CA partners. This strategy has ensured CA’s approach to partners is more long-term, committed and disciplined than ever before.</p>
<p>Ross brings more than 15 years’ experience in the software industry, and most recently served as the vice president &amp; general manager, EMEA for BakBone Software.</p>
<p>Before joining BakBone, Ross served as vice president of EMEA for Symantec’s Enterprise Administration business. During this time he successfully implemented a specialist sales organisation across EMEA responsible for Symantec’s Systems and Storage Management product portfolio through both direct and indirect channels.</p>
<p>Prior to the acquisition of PowerQuest Corporation by Symantec in December 2003, Ross was vice president and general manager for EMEA where he led EMEA operations at PowerQuest. During this time he significantly grew enterprise sales revenue in the region, implemented a highly effective Value-Added Partner Channel Partner Program.</p>
<p>Ross joined CA on September 1st 2009 and is based at CA’s EMEA headquarters in Ditton Park, UK.</p>
<p>For more information about CA's Recovery Management and Data Modeling products, please visit www.arcserve.com and http://www.ca.com/us/database-design.aspx.</p>
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