Zerto, an industry leader for IT resilience, today announced the appointments of Coley Burke as chief revenue officer and Chris Nelson as vice president of Americas sales. Combined, the roles will focus on leading Zerto’s global sales team and building on another year of sustained growth. Taking the primary leadership role of the sales team, Burke will capitalize on Zerto’s ongoing success and further build a team that embodies the core spirit, culture and values of the organization. Nelson will move into Burke’s vacated role and continue the focus on driving consistent and predictable growth and helping scale the adoption of the Zerto software platform in all vertical and customer segments.
Burke has decades of experience in the disaster recovery space. In his nearly three years at Zerto, he has played a pivotal role in shaping Zerto’s culture, proving he understands what it takes to propel sales of Zerto’s solution to grow the bottom line of the business. He will be instrumental in an aggressive growth strategy with a focus on acquiring new customers, growing enterprise and existing accounts, and will support Zerto’s partner Go-To-Market strategy to increase strategic partner revenue and deepen relationships across the company’s partner ecosystem. His goal is to help customers transform the way they protect their businesses.
Nelson will move into an expanded role responsible for all customer facing functions in the Americas. Nelson brings more than 20 years of enterprise-class sales experience solving key customer issues. He brings operational excellence to the sales organization and the ability to solve business challenges by matching the Zerto platform to those critical customer needs.
Both appointments are being made internally and underline Zerto’s commitment and culture of developing and promoting talent from its own ranks.
“Coley has been an invaluable asset to the Zerto team since he joined. In this new role we fully expect him to continue to lead by example and help Zerto customers and partners achieve transformation through IT resilience,” said Ziv Kedem, CEO, Zerto. “We are also excited to see Chris take on this new role. He’s been successful at every level and has earned a reputation of making his teams stronger. He’s quick to challenge himself and those around him to reach for ambitious goals. Both Coley and Chris have been great members of the Zerto family, and we’re excited to see them continue their success in these new roles.”
“Zerto is at an exciting stage. We know who we want to be and how we want to be seen in the industry, and we have a clear vision and strategy aimed at delivering value and innovation for our customers and partners,” said Coley Burke, CRO, Zerto. “What makes this company special is our vision, our people and our culture. My role isn’t about making sweeping changes; I’m tasked with aligning our platform to customer business requirements and executing the strategy that has made Zerto a world-class organization. My approach will be to lead by example, nurture our core values and stay laser-focused on the customer and their transformation journey.”
“Since joining Zerto, I have been committed to a customer-first approach and make every decision with the customer in mind,” said Chris Nelson, vice president of Americas sales, Zerto. “Zerto is and will continue to be a 100% channel-focused company, leveraging partners for scale and collaboration. However, our partnerships don’t stop at value-added resellers; we will continue to grow our industry friends and alliances. That is where we will see expanded growth and field partnerships providing value to our customers and where I’ll be looking to make an impact.”
Zerto helps customers accelerate IT transformation by reducing the risk and complexity of modernization and cloud adoption. By replacing multiple legacy solutions with a single IT Resilience Platform, Zerto is changing the way disaster recovery, data protection and cloud are managed. With enterprise scale, Zerto’s software platform delivers continuous availability for an always-on customer experience while simplifying workload mobility to protect, recover and move applications freely across hybrid and multi-clouds. Zerto is trusted globally by over 7,000 customers, works with more than 1,100 partners and is powering resiliency offerings for 350 managed services providers.
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