Pure Storage’s VP exits to join $300m data management firm

Executive who spent 18 years at EMC will help drive the business as chief revenue officer.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

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September 29, 2021 | 11:38 AM BST

Pure Storage’s VP exits to join $300m data management firm

Kevin Delane, Chief Revenue Officer, Cohesity. Source: Cohesity

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Data management firm Cohesity has appointed Kevin Delane as chief revenue officer to oversee the sales and partner functions of the company worldwide.

Delane owns more than 30 years of relevant experience working for high-growth technology companies. He has a track record in business development, go-to-market, sales operations, international sales, strategic alliances, and partner management.

Prior to joining Cohesity, Delane was vice president of worldwide sales at Pure Storage, where he was responsible for the company’s global go-to-market strategy, including sales, field sales, sales operations, and systems engineering, and he was also instrumental in preparing the company for its IPO.

Additionally, Delane has spent more than 18 years at EMC in a variety of sales leadership roles, including senior vice president of business operations, Isilon Division.

Delane said: “The company has amazing leaders, culture, a partner-first mentality, a great international team, and a focus on innovation that’s helping customers win the war against ransomware. It’s no wonder the company has recently announced record-breaking fiscal year 2021 results. I look forward to working with customers and partners globally to help them advance their business and do more with data.”

Commenting on the appointment, Mohit Aron, founder and CEO, Cohesity, said: “Kevin has proven success in advancing global go-to-market strategies and consistently delivering strong results.

“With an extensive knowledge of the technology industry, strong partner and international expertise, and a management approach that puts culture first, Kevin will play a key role in accelerating our global momentum. We are thrilled to welcome Kevin to the Cohesity executive leadership team at this exhilarating time.”

Cohesity announced its latest financial results last week, posting an annualised revenue run rate surpassed US$300 million in the most recent quarter.

The company also achieved more than a 70% increase YoY in annual recurring revenue (July 31, 2021 over July 31, 2020).

Cohesity said it also saw a 40% increase YoY (July 31, 2021 over July 31, 2020) in the number of customers doing business with the company, with rapid adoption in the Americas, EMEA, and Asia Pacific regions. Cohesity’s customer count is now approximately 2,600.


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