Quantum Corp. has appointed Adrian Sharkey as Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand. Quantum Data Protection offers simple and secure solutions for customers worldwide in data backup, recovery and archive.
Sharkey will lead the company’s sales strategy and execution in the region with particular emphasis on expanding Quantum’s relationships with key partners to help customers meet their data protection, retention and management challenges.
Speaking on Quantum’s new solutions introduced over the past year comprising of a broad range of new disk-based backup and deduplication software as well as tape products, Sharkey says his key area of focus would be in providing additional support to channel partners as they work together to bring these solutions to end users.
Jeff Lebold, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Quantum comments that Adrian Sharkey’s deep experience in the ANZ IT market will help Quantum build on their well-established and successful presence as a leading storage systems provider in Australia and New Zealand.
During his career, Sharkey has held positions in sales and service as well as channel and general management.
At Hitachi Data Systems, he was responsible for the creation and execution of strategic channel sales plans. Prior to that, Sharkey was a virtualisation practice manager at S Central in addition to stints at Datacom Victoria, Optus Group/Alphawest, CSC Australia, BOC Gases and Syntegra.