Qumulo Bolsters Senior Management Team with Business Development and Demand Generation Veterans

Qumulo Bolsters Senior Management Team with Business Development and Demand Generation Veterans

Josh Harbert and Mercer Rowe join Qumulo to help expand company’s partner ecosystem and drive customer engagement, pipeline, and revenue

SEATTLE – Feb. 26, 2019 – Qumulo, the pioneer of hybrid cloud file storage, today announced the addition of two key members to its management team: Mercer Rowe as Vice President of Business Development, and Josh Harbert joins as Vice President of Demand Generation.

“Thanks to our customers, Qumulo has taken off and is quickly becoming an industry standard. We have the right solution, the market for hybrid cloud file storage has arrived, and it’s time to fuel our go-to-market strategy with industry leaders like Josh and Mercer,” said Bill Richter, president and CEO, Qumulo.

Rowe will be responsible for expanding the company’s partner ecosystem with software application vendors, hardware vendors and public cloud companies. He will forge and operationalize key partnerships with a goal of making it easier for customers to buy Qumulo.  

Rowe brings nearly two decades of experience with both Fortune 500 and start-up companies in the enterprise software space. He joins Qumulo from Avaya, where he was senior vice president and general manager of the company’s cloud business.

Previously, Rowe structured deals to expand IBM’s Cloud and Watson platforms globally; founded and led a joint venture in Japan with SoftBank, creating SoftBank’s first successful cloud platform; and transformed VMware’s partner consulting organization while also incubating VMware’s owned and operated cloud service.

Harbert will lead Qumulo’s demand generation strategy and implementation worldwide. Reporting to chief marketing officer Peter Zaballos, Harbert brings over 20 years of experience in building and scaling worldwide demand generation and marketing organizations. Most recently, he served at enterprise software company Apptio, where he was vice president of marketing.

“There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Qumulo, we are seeing tremendous customer demand worldwide, as well as the incredibly high caliber of talent we continue to bring on board to fuel that growth,” said Peter Zaballos, chief marketing officer, Qumulo. “Josh’s experience building and scaling demand generation for rapidly growing technology innovators like Apptio will be instrumental as we expand the category for hybrid cloud file storage.”

Harbert will be responsible for developing and executing measurable, integrated programs that drive engagement, pipeline, and revenue. He will oversee Qumulo’s digital demand generation, field and channel marketing, marketing operations, and events management. Harbert will also be involved with managing marketing efforts in Europe.

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About Qumulo, Inc.
Qumulo, Inc. is the pioneer and leader in file storage for the cloud era. Qumulo software gives data-intensive businesses the freedom to store, manage and access petabytes of file-based data in the data centre and in the cloud at a global scale. Founded in 2012 by the inventors of scale-out NAS, Qumulo serves the modern file storage and management needs of Global 2000 customers. For more information, visit www.qumulo.com.

Qumulo and the Qumulo logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Qumulo, Inc. All other marks and names herein may be trademarks of other companies. Copyright © 2019. All Rights Reserved.

For further information:
A3 Communications for Qumulo
Federica Monsone
qumulo@a3communicationspr.com
+44 1252 875 203

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February 26, 2019

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