Aparavi®, a Gartner Cool Vendor in the multi-cloud data management space, today announced that it has appointed Darryl Richardson, a 26-year veteran of IT and data protection/Data Governance, its Chief Product Evangelist. In this role Richardson will contribute strategically to company teams in technical leadership/innovation, product marketing/evangelism, and pre-sales engineering/customer support.
Richardson joins Aparavi after 12 years with Symantec and Veritas specializing in information intelligence, file governance, archiving, and e-discovery, supporting Hundreds of global sales teams and sales engineers. With his support and guidance his teams achieved many million dollar plus sales in all verticals including federal civilian and DOD government, state and local governments, Higher Education and State Universities, healthcare, mid-market, large and commercial enterprise, and strategic accounts including many of the top ten global Fortune 50 companies. He was a founding member of the strategic Symantec/Veritas White Glove and technical champions team, responsible for input on product development and customer enhancement requests, certification programs, content development and enablement for the global pre-sales team. Following the company’s 2014 split of Symantec and Veritas, Richardson remained with Veritas.
“Darryl is a subject matter expert in the areas of data management, governance, archiving, and more,” said Adrian Knapp, CEO, Aparavi. “Adding his leadership to the team expands our depth significantly as we expand our solution capabilities, market reach, and customer responsiveness.”
“Aparavi is disrupting the status quo with its multi-cloud intelligent data management. Its approach is one I know from my work is sorely needed by a broad range of organizations and industries,” said Richardson. “As Chief Product Evangelist I look forward to helping Aparavi broaden its outreach to the market.”
Aparavi is being embraced by organizations grappling with huge volumes of unstructured data retained for purposes such as compliance, historical reference, and business reporting/analytics. Aparavi provides cloud file backup, long-term retention, and onramp to the cloud today. Aparavi’s intelligent multi-cloud data management provides the ability to actively manage data for long-term policy-based retention, open access, and re-use, while providing an easy path to multi-cloud adoption.
Aparavi’s SaaS solution delivers intelligent multi-cloud data management to organizations grappling with large volumes of unstructured data. Keep your data, just do it better. For more information visit http://www.aparavi.com.