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Overland Storage appoints David Spate sales director Northern EMEA region

In his new role Spate will be responsible for driving revenue and managing the sales force across the, Nordics, UK and South Africa.

Spate has over 15 years experience of building pan-European sales and marketing organisations in the high-tech space. Before joining Overland, he was vice president for EMEA at Yosemite Technologies, where he was instrumental in developing and implementing a new sales strategy across the territory. He also grew the European channel business by 35 per cent in the first year, signing new partners and winning significant end user deals.

Other previous roles include European sales director at global IT distributors Bell Microproducts and vice president for EMEA sales and marketing at tape storage vendor OnStream International. Spate also spent 11 years at IBM, managing the European disk drive distribution business.   

 

Commenting on the new appointment, Bob Farkaly, vice president of worldwide sales at Overland Storage said: “David’s knowledge and understanding of the storage industry, coupled with his proven success in managing sales teams is a perfect fit with Overland. As we only sell through partners, his experience in building successful channel strategies will be invaluable and we look forward to welcoming him to the team.”