As Director of Sales for EMEA Richard has the responsibility for sales and channel strategy for the region. Richard has over 20 years sales and channel experience in data protection, managed services, and storage. He has a strong track record in building and managing successful sales teams both direct and through channel. Richard started his career with STORM and ESS, subsequently holding several sales and channel management positions with vData, InTechnology plc and Arrow ECS. After joining Syncsort in 2012 as EMEA channel manager Richard has worked closely with the channel and Catalogic’s technology partners such as NetApp, IBM and Pure Storage, as well as driving new business sales. Richard holds a BA in Psychology and Media form Trinity and All Saints (University of Leeds).