NetApp is pleased to announce Denise Bryant as its new Channel Director for United Kingdom & Ireland.
Reporting into Kristian Kerr, Vice President, EMEA Partner Organisation at NetApp, Denise brings a wealth of experience to the team, with a 30+ year track record of success in sales and management. Denise will be responsible for growing and reinvigorating the UK&I channel business, focusing on organisations who influence and transact cloud, AI, Enterprise Applications and DevOps sales.
Hybrid multi-cloud has been widely accepted as the de facto architecture. As such Denise will play a central role in equipping partners with the knowledge and skills to ensure end-customers can unlock and progress their cloud journey. Flexibility in service and the ability to respond to changing demands will be front of mind, along with controlling costs, accelerating deployments and making sure that everything is cloud-connected or cloud-ready.
Denise will also continue to promote and reinforce NetApp’s “Partner First” ethos, ensuring partners are always valued, appreciated and celebrated. In her former role as Distribution Director for Mitel International, Denise transitioned Mitel’s International GTM to become 2-tier and drove profitable growth for the partners and for Mitel. Prior to this, as Arrow UK Sales Director, Denise was responsible for all sales into the full breadth of Arrow’s VARs, SI’s and SP’s.
“We are delighted to have Denise step into this key leadership position at NetApp UK,” said Kristian Kerr, NetApp. “Denise embodies NetApp’s partner-first ethos holding a strong desire to reinforce the value of the channel. We are uniquely positioned to unlock the best of cloud with our strong partner eco-system in the UK and lead the next phase of growth. Her wealth of experience from working with resellers to running a VAR will be invaluable in ensuring NetApp’s partner businesses is industry leading.”