VC-backed Druva taps Amirkhan as chief revenue officer

Druva has named Peter Amirkhan as its chief revenue officer. Previously, Amirkhan worked at SeaMicro where he served as worldwide vice president of sales. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Druva is a provider of integrated data protection and governance solutions for laptops, PCs, smartphones and tablets. It is backed by Nexus Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital.

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Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) February 04, 2014
Druva, developer of the market-leading inSync endpoint data protection and governance platform, today announced the appointment of 15-year technology sales veteran Peter Amirkhan to the new position of Chief Revenue Officer. He is responsible for establishing and driving the company’s long-term revenue strategy, including charting a course for generating direct, channel and OEM revenues as well as service delivery through Druva’s field organization.
Amirkhan’s appointment follows rapid growth that saw Druva’s customer base expand from 1,500 to 2,600 organizations in 76 countries, a corresponding jump from 1 million to 2 million in the number of endpoints under protection, and a workforce expansion from 124 to 200 during the 2013 calendar year.
That growth reflects Druva inSync’s status as the #1-rated solution suite for protecting and managing all corporate data residing outside the data center on PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones. It also helped Druva attract $25 million in Series C funding that was announced in October, prompted the company to hire its first vice president of business development the same month, and led to the creation of a new channel program that was launched in January.
“Every CIO today is facing the data security and governance challenges caused by the proliferation of smartphones and tablets, the mobility of the workforce, and the widespread use of consumer file sharing services. That provides infinite opportunities for our inSync platform,” said Jaspreet Singh, Druva founder and CEO. “Pete’s experience at other high-growth technology companies will help us build the right structure, processes and strategy to take full advantage of those opportunities.”
“Druva began building the infrastructure to protect and manage endpoint data long before most people in the industry recognized the need. As a result, their inSync platform offers a maturity and feature range not available from any other vendor, including seamless integration of backup, data loss prevention, IT-managed file sharing and analytics,” Amirkhan said. “With those credentials as well as the market demand, this is a company that is poised for exponential growth.”
Amirkhan formerly served as Worldwide Vice President of Sales for both SeaMicro, a provider of ultra-dense computer servers that was acquired by AMD, and BlueArc Corporation, a high-performance network storage manufacturer that was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems. His background also includes sales and management positions at Storspeed and Network Appliance. He holds a BA in Accounting from the University of Oregon.
About Druva
Druva provides integrated data protection and governance solutions for enterprise laptops, PCs, smartphones and tablets. Its flagship product, inSync, empowers an enterprise’s mobile workforce with backup, IT-managed file sharing, data loss prevention, and rich analytics. Deployed in public or private cloud scenarios or on-premise, inSync is the only solution built with both IT needs and end-user experiences in mind. With offices in the United States, India and the United Kingdom, Druva is privately held and is backed by Nexus Venture Partners, Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital. Information on Druva is available at http://www.druva.com.

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