Quantum Corp. has appointed James Mundle as global channel chief to grow global partner strategy, the company announced on Tuesday.
“James brings a wealth of experience to Quantum, including success developing unique solutions bundles for partners, enhanced partner compensation models, partner contribution analytics, and innovative approaches to channel programs…He will play a pivotal role as we continue to enhance the Quantum Alliance Program and extend our leadership delivering compelling and innovative solutions that address the challenges of explosive video and unstructured data growth,” said Elizabeth King, Chief Revenue Officer, Quantum.
In his new role, Mundle will be responsible for Quantum’s global partner strategy, programs and execution, and serve as an executive advocate for the company’s channel partners worldwide. He will join Quantum as the company expands its leadership in storing video and unstructured data through the recent acquisitions of ActiveScale in March 2020 to build Quantum’s archive and data protection.
Mundle will bring more than 35 years of experience leading channel strategy and programs at storage and cloud solution companies to Quantum. Most recently, Mundle served as vice president of Worldwide Channel Programs with VEEAM.
Prior to VEEAM, he was vice president of worldwide channel sales for Seagate’s Cloud Systems and Solutions business. In the role, Mundle built out the overall channel strategy and route to market for a Software-Defined Storage initiative. He also completed market analysis and competitive review, routed to Market and Partner profile definitions with segmentation and integrated the Cloud-based Evault business to leverage Seagate’s Cloud Systems and Solution portfolio.
Previously, Mundle spent 10 years at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in increasingly senior roles, leading its storage and industry-standard services business in the Americas. He was responsible and accountable for indirect revenue and partner sales out revenue, set revenue goals, targets and objectives. He also linked Regional Business Unit Business plans and goals with Partner Business plans and goals and analyzed ROI and developed channel contribution to meet/exceed revenue goals.
Adding Mundle’s industry experience to help grow Quantum’s revenue and global reach through partners is another step in the company’s transformation, and will further accelerate Quantum’s progression to new software-defined, hybrid- and multi-cloud architectures, as well as recurring subscription and as-a-Service business models.
“Quantum is a very channel-centric company with a robust channel ecosystem, and our partners expect us to be predictable, transparent and engaging. Investing more in the partners who are committed and want to grow with Quantum will be one of my top priorities. I am deeply passionate about the channel and am excited to be the lead advocate for our channel partners in this newly-created role at Quantum,” Mundle commented.
Quantum technology and services help customers capture, create and share digital content – and preserve and protect it for decades. With solutions built for every stage of the data lifecycle, Quantum’s platforms provide the fastest performance for high-resolution video, images, and industrial IoT. That’s why the world’s leading entertainment companies, sports franchises, researchers, government agencies, enterprises, and cloud providers are making the world happier, safer, and smarter on Quantum.