Commvault appoints John Tavares as global channel head

Commvault announced the appointment of Dell EMC veteran John Tavares as vice president, Global Channel and Alliances.
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John Tavares will be responsible for overseeing the growth of Commvault’s Global Partner Organization and strengthening the company’s relationships with partners worldwide.

John Tavares joins Commvault from Dell EMC, where he worked in a variety of sales leadership roles, first for EMC and continuing through the merger with Dell, for the last 25 years.

During his tenure with Dell EMC, John Tavares grew the company’s datacenter business encompassing software, hardware, and services, built a world-class sales team, and increased revenue year-over-year.

Commvault’s former vice president of the Global Partner Organization, Mercer Rowe, will be taking on the role of area vice president for Commvault’s business in Japan. He will be focused on growing Metallic, Commvault’s SaaS division, in the region and strengthening Commvault’s presence in Asia Pacific.

“With John as the head of our GPO, working closely with our regional leadership, I am confident that our partnership opportunities will flourish, reaching new audiences and increasing productivity,” Riccardo Di Blasio, chief revenue officer of Commvault, said.