Expand Networks, a provider of application acceleration solutions over the WAN and recently positioned in the Gartner’s Leaders Quadrant for WAN Optimization Controllers 2006 has today announced the appointment of Daniel Mee as its UK Channel Manager. With a remit to build on the success of the Compass Partner Program launched last year, Mee will be responsible for growing Expand’s strategic partner base and driving channel growth.
Mee brings with him over ten years of industry experience and an impressive track record. Joining from IQ–Sys (InterQuad) where he has been the Expand Account Manager for the past year, he significantly built the business and secured numerous customer wins. With extensive knowledge of the UK and Ireland channel from his time within VARS and VADS, Mee is committed to the channel. Commenting on his appointment, he said:
“The WAN Optimisation market is flourishing and I know from experience that Expand is leading the way after having an incredibly successful year in 2006. This is an exciting time to join the company and I’m looking forward to closely collaborating with partners to drive new business with the Compass platform.”
“ Having focussed on Expand over the past year at IQ-Sys, Daniel already has a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of our proposition and the new opportunities the Compass platform can deliver to the channel, “ said Robert Drew, UK and Ireland Sales Director, Expand Networks. “ He will be tasked with building our channel with qualified partners, with a focus on applications, networking and storage, that deliver solutions around the integrated WAN and WAFS technologies with the Compass platform.”
As Expand continues to support its channel momentum, a new and growing inside sales team has also been appointed to enable Mee to bring new end user opportunities to his partners.