Univa UD has named Patrick Malaperiman as its new Vice President and General Manager, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
Malaperiman has over 15 years experience in technology strategy and sales for some of the most successful IT companies in existence, including VMware and Novell. As head of Univa’s operations in EMEA, Patrick Malaperiman will oversee strategic business and sales in these key regions, where Univa is experiencing significant increases in demand.
Before joining Univa, Malaperiman was VP EMEA at PlateSpin, which was sold in 2008 to Novell where Malaperiman stayed on as VP EMEA for Novell’s Systems & Resource Management (SRM) business unit. At PlateSpin, Malaperiman was the first EMEA employee and in 3.5 years grew the team to 35 people, a team that accounted for 40% of global revenue. At Novell, Malaperiman led their SRM business unit, which included Novell’s ZENworks systems management portfolio in addition to PlateSpin and Managed Objects.
Prior to PlateSpin, Malaperiman was one of the first 15 employees in EMEA at VMware where as Channel Director for Northern Europe he defined the overall channel strategy and was responsible for identifying, recruiting and driving revenue with distributors and resellers within the geography. In less than a year he established a committed enterprise channel delivering significant revenue for the fastest growing software company in IT history.
Prior to VMware, Malaperiman held senior-level channel and business development positions at Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, Digital Equipment Corp., and several other global technology companies.