The move is part of the data management outfit’s cunning plan to boost growth in the regions.
Fitzgerald will be based in the UK and lead the company’s business development strategy across the European and African markets and push its modern data management capabilities to partners.
He has over 30 years of IT solution sales experience across significant enterprise IT businesses, including Palo Alto Networks, NetApp, IBM, Sun Microsystems and Hitachi Data Systems. Cohesity said the addition of Fitzgerald’s expertise would help the firm expand in both the Western European and African markets.
Cohesity’s vice president of sales for EMEA Dirk Marichal said: “The role will see Andrew drive sales in the UK and Ireland, but also in Sub-Saharan Africa, where customers are looking for a modern approach to data management.
“These are two very different markets with unique complexities and differing economies, but Andrew has experience in these regions from his previous roles. I’m confident he’ll have a significant impact with driving local sales, working hand-in-hand with partners, and in doing so furthering the EMEA contribution to worldwide growth.”
Fitzgerald said. “I’m looking forward to working with customers and partners to unlock the capability of the data they own and keep it safe and recoverable.
“We have an exceptional solution that makes it easier for organisations to back up, manage, and derive value from their data. I am excited to extend our presence in Western Europe and Africa while helping businesses across these regions accelerate their transformation.”