November 30, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Compellent today announced the appointment of Andy Hardy as managing director of international sales. He will be responsible for building and growing Compellent's international sales channel through a select network of channel partners across Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Hardy is based at the company’s European headquarters in Amersham, Bucks, and reports to Brian Bell, vice president of sales for Compellent.

Commenting on this appointment, Bell said, “International expansion is a key part of our growth strategy and we’re very pleased to have Andy’s breadth of international experience and leadership on board. Not only does he bring a strong combination of technical and commercial expertise to this position, but he was quick to recognise the potential of the Compellent brand on a global scale. In his new role, we fully expect this potential to be translated into significant revenue growth across his territories.”

Hardy joined Compellent after 12 years at Nomura Private Equity Group. He spent six years running the group’s IT management practice before moving to the Venture Capital division where he dealt primarily with late-stage US technology companies, including Compellent.

He previously held senior sales, product marketing and service management positions with Itochu in Japan and Basys (now Avid) in London. He began his career as an electronics engineer with the Royal Australian Air Force.

About Compellent
Compellent is a leading provider of enterprise-class network storage solutions that are highly scaleable, feature-rich and designed to be easy to use and cost effective.

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