April 18th, 2012 [Kemp] Kemp Announces John Spears as Senior Director of Strategic Alliances
Key Hire in Kemp's Plan for Rapid Expansion of Its Strategic Partner Program
YAPHANK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2012) - Kemp Technologies today announced that John Spears has joined the company as senior director of strategic alliances. In this role, Spears will be responsible for expanding key partner relationships and strategies along with identifying new customer opportunities for Kemp's rapidly growing load balancer and application delivery optimization solutions. In addition, he will manage Kemp's cloud strategy and associated partnerships/channels.
"Kemp has an incredible product and rapidly growing presence in the market, and I am excited to be joining the company during this rapid growth phase," says Spears. "I look forward to working with the talented leadership team, the incredible workforce and the entire Kemp partner ecosystem to continue to strive for ultimate customer satisfaction and expansion of the Kemp brand."
John has over 20 years of senior management, direct sales and strategic alliances experience in both venture-backed companies, including load balancing vendor Zeus Technology, and large multinational companies such as EMC. John has held several leadership positions within the tech industry and most recently was director of sales and cloud channel at Riverbed.
"We welcome John's expertise to the Kemp team," said Ray Downes, president of Kemp. "His focus on our key business relationships, alliances and partnerships will be an integral part of Kemp's continued success and market growth. We look forward to John's help in expanding Kemp's leadership in price/performance for load balancers and application delivery controllers."