Unitrends Announces New Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Former Acronis executive Eric Dougherty named VP of Sales
Unitrends, the leading provider in integrated and scalable backup solutions, today announced that Eric Dougherty has been named vice president of worldwide sales. Dougherty will report directly to Unitrends CEO Mike Coney.
Eric most recently served as VP of Channel Sales for Stratus Technologies. He has extensive experience working with growth companies and building successful sales teams in channel centric go to market models. Eric built and led the channel sales team at Acronis that was a key contributor to revenues growing from less than $20 million to approximately $120 million in 3 years. He also had executive positions at Rapid7, Softricity Inc. (acquired by Microsoft), and Axis Communications (OMX: AXIS), among others. Eric is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and resides with his family in Westford, Mass.
“Eric brings a wealth of experience,” said Coney. “He further strengthens Unitrends’ executive team by helping to create an integrated worldwide sales team which is aligned with the company’s strategic business objectives. Eric’s solid and extensive sales skills and knowledge of the industry will be an invaluable asset to us as we continue to grow our sales as well as our presence in the marketplace.”
“I am thrilled to take on this new responsibility to help grow sales for an industry leader,” said Dougherty. “I look forward to not only helping Unitrends grow, but also ensuring that our partner community reaches their new heights of success.”
Unitrends reached major milestones within its 2011 year, achieving its highest revenue in the company’s history. These achievements have been greatly attributed to the major growth within its reseller, OEM and alliance partner-base. Unitrends is investing to make significant enhancements in building partner growth, and Dougherty will serve to design and execute strategic plans toward those efforts.
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