Barracuda Networks, a Campbell, California-based cloud security company, has announced key channel hires, additional partner enablement resources, and an expanded global footprint.
The company recently hired Maria Martinez as VP of Channels, Americas and promoted Karen Ward to VP, MSP Sales, Americas. Martinez brings more than 20 years of channel experience, including how to accelerate channel sales growth and enhance program development. Ward has been with Barracuda’s MSP business unit for more than six years, focusing her and the team’s efforts on partner success and development.
Additionally, partner-facing technical education and training have been upgraded, and an increased focus on extended detection and response (XDR) technology has been added.
Barracuda is also expanding its global presence with regional channel ecosystem and sales directors in the Asia Pacific region. Earlier this month, Andy Lau joined Barracuda as Director, Partner Ecosystems and Alliance for Asia Pacific & Japan and Makoto Suzuki joined as Regional Sales Director for Japan.
The updates are expected to upgrade partner experience and help drive partner success, in addition to the expansion of the company’s channel ecosystem.