Accelerates corporate development strategy by appointing
industry leader and expanding office footprint to Silicon Valley
May 18th, 2011, Palo Alto, US – Geminare, the market leader in Recovery as a Service, today announced the appointment of Robert Sandie as Vice President of Corporate Development, and the opening of a US head office in the heart of Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA. Mr. Sandie comes to Geminare with over nineteen years of software industry experience, most recently with InMage Systems where, as EVP OEM, Channel, APAC Sales, he established numerous successful strategic partnerships. Robert joins Geminare’s executive team at a time of strong growth, and will head Geminare’s Palo Alto corporate offices, building directly on Geminare’s already extensive US-based customer and partner presence.
“Geminare has realized tremendous success in the past 12 months, both in terms of the number of strategic partners who OEM and deliver our services to market, as well as the number of end customers using our RaaS solutions,” said Joshua B. Geist, Geminare’s CEO. “We’re now poised to take the next step by extending our global presence. Robert brings with him a wealth of experience and market insight in terms of building world-class strategic partner alliances and channel sales relationships. With a proven track record in seeking out and developing new business relationships at the executive level, we are thrilled to bring Robert on board at this juncture.”
Prior to InMage, Mr. Sandie served as EVP for Worldwide Operations at Solidcore Systems, where he was instrumental in positioning Solidcore as an industry leader in their field. Mr. Sandie has also held the position of VP of Global Alliances at IONA Technologies where he developed business partnerships with industry giants such as IBM, HP and Intel. Prior to IONA, Robert built and managed the business development and alliances team at WebMethods, creating OEM relationships with SAP, i2, Oracle, Ariba and Siebel, and managed system integration partnerships with EDS, Accenture, IBM, PWC, KPMG and others.
Mr. Sandie, commenting on his appointment, said, “Geminare’s unique technology presents an exclusive opportunity in the rapidly developing cloud-enabled services market. They have a strong RaaS product portfolio and have made remarkable inroads to-date, positioning themselves as a dominant player in the cloud. I am excited about leading the corporate development effort into the next logical phase – a substantial and extensive global partner base.”
Geminare is the market leader in delivering Recovery as a Service (RaaS) solutions to the Cloud computing market. Dedicated to building game-changing Cloud technologies, including Cloud Recovery, CSA Archiving and Rapid Recovery solutions, Geminare delivers its products through a network of channel partners worldwide including Iron Mountain Incorporated, Qwest Communications, Hosting.com, Bell Canada, MTS Allstream, CA Technologies, Ingram Micro, LexisNexis, Long View Systems and many other leading organizations. Geminare is located in Palo Alto, CA and Toronto, Canada with operations and partners in the U.S., Canada and Europe.
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