Commvault names Owen Taraniuk Head of Worldwide Partnerships and Market Development
Jan 29th, 2018

Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive and the cloud, today announced the appointment of Owen Taraniuk to Head of Worldwide Partnerships and Market Development at Commvault, effective immediately. In this new position, Taraniuk will be responsible for leading the creation and execution of Commvault’s global go-to-market (GTM) strategy and indirect partnerships.

Taraniuk’s 25 years of experience in the technology solutions industry ideally positions him for this new role. His experience includes senior leadership roles for multi-national organisations across EMEA and APJ, including Kofax Inc., Open Text Corporation, Groupe Inova, ABS Group and Dun & Bradstreet Software. Prior to joining Commvault, Taraniuk was the Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan for EMC2 Corporation, Enterprise Content Division.

“Owen’s appointment signals a strategic shift towards being partner-led with a focus on increasing our investment in alliance and partner relationships whose role in growing and scaling Commvault’s global business is critical in our future plan,” said Ron Miiller, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Commvault. “His impeccable track record of success in aligning internal and external teams and his go-to-market thought leadership naturally positions him to drive and elevate our worldwide partner and alliance program to new heights.”

Commvault’s appointment of Taraniuk underscores the company’s strategic business initiative to scale the global partner program, drive growth through a focused route-to-market approach, and bring to market new and unique joint solution offerings that increase value to partners and customers. Commvault’s recent launch of ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS, a powerfully unique and innovative scale-out data protection solution that combines Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) with Commvault HyperScale Software, is the latest example of Commvault’s commitment to this initiative.

Taraniuk and the Worldwide Partnerships and Market Development team will work closely with Commvault’s Solutions Groups and Marketing to jointly align and drive existing and new solutions to market.

“I am excited to be leading this initiative to greatly extend Commvault’s global footprint together with partners and customers by aligning our tremendous innovation and leadership in data protection with world-class offerings from leading organisations,” explained Taraniuk. “I am grateful for the strong vote of confidence from Ron and Commvault’s executive team and look forward to driving new opportunities for growth and revenue with our current and potential partners, through ease of experience and winning solutions. As we continue to deliver customers the industry’s best data protection offerings for on-premise, hybrid and multi-cloud environments, we are also deepening and expanding our partner relationships, accelerating Commvault’s growth and helping our partners expand their opportunities for revenue as well.”

Taraniuk joined Commvault in October 2015 as Vice President of Asia Pacific and Japan. During the last two years, his strategic vision and development of a strong leadership team led to greater cross-functional engagement, an expanded set of partnerships and significant customer growth in the region.

Ralph Nimergood will now serve as Taraniuk’s Chief of Staff as well as lead the development of a new global shared services group within the Worldwide Partnerships & Market Development Group. Nimergood, who has been named a CRN Channel Chief for three years in a row, will continue to be instrumental in implementing Commvault’s indirect strategy and strengthening the company’s partner-centric approach.

Recent Strides in Global Partner Program Positions Commvault for Continued Growth

Commvault has made tremendous progress in building strategy and engagement in the partner community having grown its base of worldwide alliances, as evidenced by the company recently joining Cisco’s Solutions Plus program. As a result of this growing partnership and being on Cisco’s Global Price List, it is now easy for Cisco and its powerful network of resellers to sell and deliver Commvault’s market-leading data management solutions. Additionally, with the launch of Commvault ScaleProtect with Cisco UCS and recently extended strategic partnerships with Microsoft, Oracle, Google, AWS, HPE, Infinidat and other industry leaders, Commvault continues to deepen its industry relationships and integrations to serve the needs of customers.

In addition to these accomplishments in 2017, Commvault has also received a 5-star rating in CRN’s 2017 Partner Program Guide, and Commvault’s Cathleen Nelson and Regina Wood were recognised as 2017 Women of the Channel by CRN. Commvault continues to innovate the current market and expand into new market areas to become the company that creates and leads demand driven markets. | Commvault Press Office.