Howard Fischer Associates helps Faction Recruit CRO and CPO
Aug 9, 2021 – Howard Fischer Associates, a Philadelphia-based executive search firm, helped place two key executives, Anthony Faustini as Chief Revenue Officer and Rama Kolappan as Chief Product Officer, for Faction, one of the leading multi-cloud data service providers.
MM. Faustini and Kolappan join Denver, CO-based Faction during a period of significant growth. They are expected to be major contributors to the rapid commercial adoption of Faction’s cloud data services portfolio, nationally and internationally, said Howard Fischer Associates.
“Anthony and Rama are important additions to the Faction team during this exciting time of growth,” said Sean Charnock, CEO of Faction. “The expertise they bring to these newly created leadership roles will support Faction’s continued leadership in delivering multi-cloud data services to our rapidly growing customer base. Faction’s platform provides a unique solution to enable customers in data-intensive industries to generate exponential value from their most valuable asset – their data.
Mr. Faustini joins Faction after holding sales and marketing leadership roles at Commvault, Cisco and Big Switch Networks, where he led transformational growth through strategy and product sales execution across sectors. computing, networking, storage and security. In his most recent role as Vice President of Global Sales at Commvault, Mr. Faustini oversaw a global sales team that focused on building relationships with the world’s 30 largest companies. He brings deep expertise in emerging and traditional platforms including cloud / SaaS, data centers, software-defined networks, storage, analytics, data management and security solutions.
Mr. Kolappan joins Faction from Cisco Systems, where he was Managing Director and Global Vice President of Cisco Customer Experience Portfolio Transformation. Prior to Cisco, Mr. Kolappan was responsible for the data management and protection portfolio at Dell EMC. Previously, he also led cloud transformation and launched a SaaS business at Veritas and Commvault, respectively. Mr. Kolappan brings extensive expertise in cloud platforms, data management, security, AI / ML and enterprise mobility. He was named one of the Top 100 Technology Leaders by Computerworld Magazine.
The integration of MM. Faustini and Kolappan reinforces Faction’s continued investment in the growth and expansion of the cloud data services market, said Howard Fischer Associates. In 2020, Faction experienced significant growth through winning new customers in data-intensive verticals such as healthcare, oil and gas, legal and financial services, and logistics. Also in 2020, Faction expanded its European presence with a new cloud-connected region in Frankfurt. Continued global expansion was slated for Sydney in 2021, which would mark Faction’s first cloud-connected region in APAC.
Faction, founded in 2006, pioneered cloud-adjacent storage powered by patented technology that provides access to data over low-latency, high-speed connections to all major clouds, including AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud. Platform. Faction is also a leading provider of managed services for VMware Cloud on AWS, including disaster recovery and production deployments, and pioneered cloud-related storage solutions that natively integrate with VMware Cloud on AWS. Faction’s private and multi-cloud platforms give customers the ability to move, access, scale and protect data between clouds, without fear of cloud lockdown. Faction, a VMware Cloud Verified Provider, is also recognized as an Advanced AWS Consulting Partner and VMware Premier Cloud Provider.
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Howard Fischer Associates specializes in the placement of key executives in functional areas including sales, marketing, engineering, research and development, operations, information technology, human resources, business development and finance. The company has performed high-level research for clients which include: Acacia, Affirmed Networks, Airbnb, Aqua America, Blue Apron, BlueJeans Network, Bonobos, Casa Systems, Cloudera, Comcast, Discovery Communications, GitHub, Jefferson Health, Penn Mutual , Pepsi Cola & National Brand Beverages, RentPath, Rue La, Triumph Group, Twitter and UGI Utilities.
The company, which also has offices in Silicon Valley, Chicago and Boston, is headed by founder and chairman Howard Fischer. For 35 years, Mr. Fischer has consulted with CEOs, Boards of Directors and senior executives on the process of identifying, evaluating and attracting leaders.
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