As regional sales director, Howells will now focus on driving channel recruitment, vertical market expansion and sales of the company’s comprehensive security and storage portfolio, while continuing to increase adoption of back up and data protection solutions, the fastest growing part of the company’s business.
Commenting on the appointment, Wieland Alge, general manager EMEA at Barracuda Networks, said: “Jason’s track record is outstanding, especially around storage. He’s been instrumental in closing the largest UK & Ireland deal to-date as well as the company’s largest-ever data protection deal. He also brings a deep understanding of how to be successful with resellers which makes him the right guy to head up our growing channel partner development programme in the UK and Ireland.”
Steve Anthony, director at E-ZU, a UK-based reseller of Barracuda Networks solutions, added: “Jason’s promotion is great news both for Barracuda Networks and the channel. He has demonstrated his commitment to helping resellers partners get solid, profitable and recurring business from Barracuda Networks’ security solutions. His focus on data protection and storage solutions simply adds more revenue opportunities to the mix.”
Before joining Barracuda Networks in 2011, Howells was managing director at Secure Networks Ltd. Prior to that role he was UK distribution manager at McAfee.
About Barracuda Networks Inc.
Barracuda Networks combines premises-based gateways and software, virtual appliances, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive content and network security, data protection and application delivery solutions. The company's expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email and Web threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection. Coca-Cola, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L'Oreal, and Europcar are among the more than 150,000 organizations protecting their IT infrastructures with Barracuda Networks' range of affordable, easy-to-deploy and manage solutions. Barracuda Networks is privately held with its International Headquarters in Campbell, California. For more information, please visit http://www.barracudanetworks.com.
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