Industry Moves: DataCore Promotes Christian Hagen to VP Sales for the Americas & EMEA

DataCore Software has appointed Christian Hagen as its new Vice President of Sales for the Americas & EMEA. Hagen, the former Vice President of Sales and Partner Development EMEA, is now also responsible for all DataCore sales and channel activities in the Americas. With this appointment, DataCore aims to leverage its European distributor and channel partner programs in the US as well as in Europe. The partner enablement model has proven itself in Europe, where it has successfully empowered distribution and reseller partners.

During his tenure as Vice President of EMEA Sales and Partner Development for DataCore, Christian Hagen led DataCore’s EMEA business to record growth rates by nearly doubling annual sales and doubling the number of business partners on a yearly basis. The 46-year-old German successfully broadened the company’s market footprint with a two-tier distribution model – targeting distribution partners and value-added resellers (VARs) with strong technical expertise in virtualization markets. The company has also aligned its sales and support organization in order to better enable channel partners to multiply their business with virtual platforms like Citrix XenServer, VMware, Microsoft VS, Oracle VM, Sun VM, Virtual Iron, etc., in conjunction with DataCore storage virtualization.

Christian Hagen joined DataCore Software in 2000 and directed the company’s activities in Central Europe from 2004 on. In 2007 he was appointed Vice President of EMEA Sales and Partner Development and extended the successful central European approach into the European markets, as well as the Middle East and Africa. Christian Hagen has 20 years experience in the storage industry and is recognized as expert in virtualization, storage management, business continuity and disaster recovery. He held various positions in sales, engineering, support, and business development at Deutsche Bank, Sterling Software, Computer Associates and IBM.

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