Francois Morel brings over 25 years’ experience in sales management and operations of high growth sales organizations
WALTHAM, Mass. – September 13, 2016 – INFINIDAT, a leading provider of enterprise data storage solutions, today announced that technology sales and operations expert, Francois Morel, has been named the Country Manager for France. Morel will oversee French operations and country-wide sales of the InfiniBox™ enterprise-proven data storage array.
Morel has over 25 years’ experience managing sales and operations for high growth software, hardware and technology services companies. He specializes in setting up sales and service organizations to deliver exponential results, building high-performing sales teams and developing strong partnerships with customers. Over the course of his career, Morel has established a track record of more than doubling sales revenue every year at multiple companies.
Prior to joining INFINIDAT, Morel was Senior Sales Director for EMEA at Quantum, where he doubled revenue his first year with the launch of the company’s new object storage solution. Previously, he was Senior Sales Director for EMEA at eVault, a Seagate company specializing in cloud backup and recovery services. At eVault, he doubled sales and increased revenue for several lines of business, including new software, SaaS, services and appliances.
“Francois has an impressive record of sales and revenue growth and a reputation for building the most successful sales organizations in the data and cloud storage industry,” said Dan Shprung, vice president of EMEA sales at INFINIDAT. “Having worked in France and EMEA his entire career, Francois is well-acquainted with the key enterprises in the region and understands the specific challenges they face with storage, virtualization, big data, and data recovery. Francois’s expertise and leadership will be invaluable to INFINIDAT as we drive to continue our sales and channel growth and expansion of our customer base in France.”
Earlier in his career, Morel was Managing Director for France at Overlap Groupe, a subsidiary of Hexalis providing system integration. In this role, he successfully completed a reorganization of the French subsidiary that led to 200 percent year-over-year revenue growth from 2007 to 2008. Morel also served for 10 years as Vice President and General Manager for France at Storagetek, where he launched and led the subsidiary to increasing revenues and 82 percent market share.
“This is a tremendous opportunity to join a rapidly emerging storage company that is revolutionizing the market with an ultra-high performance system delivering throughput, capacity and reliability at an attractive price point,” said Morel. “With my knowledge of the French market and experience addressing the technology challenges and requirements of local enterprises, I look forward to driving INFINIDAT’s continued sales and customer success in France and surrounding regions.”
To learn more about the InfiniBox enterprise-proven storage array, visit INFINIDAT at Booth #G417 at VMworld 2016 Europe, October 17 – 20, at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona, Spain.
Companies who acquire, store and analyze the most data achieve the greatest competitive advantage. INFINIDAT helps clients achieve competitive business advantage at a disruptive price point by delivering 1M IOPS of performance, 99.99999% reliability and over 2.7 PBs of capacity in a single rack. Automated provisioning, management, and application integration provide a system that is incredibly efficient and easy to deploy and manage. INFINIDAT is changing the paradigm of enterprise storage while reducing capital requirements, operational overhead, and complexity. INFINIDAT: Storing the Future.
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