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The IT industry is in a constant state of flux, and with it, company executives. Every month, we introduce you here to people who are taking on a new professional challenge.
E-3 Magazine
March 10, 2023
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New Group VP Sales Central EMEA at Cloudera

Benjamin bean moved from Confluent to Cloudera on November 1 last year. The experienced manager is responsible for Cloudera sales in the DACH region and Eastern Europe. Cloudera, a hybrid data cloud company, appointed Benjamin Bohne as Group Vice President Sales for Central EMEA. He is thus responsible for sales in the DACH region and Eastern Europe at Cloudera. In his new position, the Frankfurt-based sales professional and former Regional Sales Director DACH at Cloudera reports to Romain Picard, Senior Vice President EMEA at Cloudera. Bohne's goal is to further expand the channels in direct as well as indirect sales. He will also play a key role in developing and implementing future go-to-market strategies.

Benjamin Bohne has more than 20 years of industry experience and most recently led a CEMEA sales team at Confluent. He has extensive expertise in the implementation of software projects, specifically the introduction and provision of cloud services and consulting services for corporations as well as small and medium-sized enterprises.

Benjamin Bean Cloudera

"I am very excited to support and build on the success of our customers in Europe. Cloudera, with its unique hybrid data platform, has a recipe for success that provides companies with all the building blocks to deploy modern data architectures - paving the way for them to become a data-driven enterprise."

Benjamin Bohne, Group-VP Sales Central EMEA at Cloudera


Veeam appoints experienced channel expert

Larissa Crandall will lead the ecosystem strategy for Veeam, a leader in advanced data protection, and is expected to further develop the company's enterprise market readiness. Most recently, Crandall was vice president of global channels and alliances at Gigamon. As an industry leader, she will lead Veeam's investment in a global partner and alliance ecosystem that ensures customers' data is protected across multiple environments, whether cloud, virtual, physical, SaaS or Kubernetes. "Data is the most valuable asset that businesses own. That's why it's so important that it's protected from ransomware attacks and unplanned outages," said Larissa Crandall, vice president of global channel and alliances at Veeam.

Crandall has spent her entire career in the channel, working for security, networking and cloud vendors. She laid the foundation at Connection, a vendor that managed teams in the commercial and public sectors. She joined Veeam after four years at Gigamon, where she led the global channel and alliances organization to record growth in channel contributions.

Larissa Crandall, Veeam

"I look forward to working with our sales, marketing, research and development, and engineering teams to develop strategies that are mutually beneficial to our Veeam partners and alliances while ensuring the highest levels of data protection and recovery for our mutual customers."

Larissa Crandall, Veeam


New management at ProfIT

Effective January 1 of this year, the Michael Loth appointed as sole managing director of ProfIT Systemhaus. Ludger Janiak, who most recently managed the SAP consulting company in tandem with Michael Loth, will retire from the executive position for reasons of age, but will continue to be available to the company as a consultant until June 30, 2024. In addition to the Marketing and Sales departments, Michael Loth will now take over the operational and commercial issues.

"My vision is to turn the smart intervention force into an expert in the design and implementation of hybrid SAP systems in the discrete manufacturing and mechanical engineering industries. This will enable us to support our customers even better in the future," explains Michael Loth. Before Michael Loth joined the management team at ProfIT in April 2021, he worked in SAP account management for more than ten years.

Michael Loth, ProfIT

"Following the doubling of turnover and employees over the past twelve months, I am continuing to focus on growth. In view of our current analyses, there will also be an even greater focus on the cloud."

Michael Loth, ProfIT


Dynatrace with new VP Sales

Dynatrace has Rob Van Lubek as the new vice president of sales in EMEA. Van Lubek will lead Dynatrace's sales teams across EMEA, develop new business, implement strategies for key account growth, and is committed to achieving high levels of customer satisfaction. Rob Van Lubek has been in the IT industry for more than 20 years, specializing in enterprise platform software. Prior to joining Dynatrace, he was Senior Vice President, EMEA at Mendix, a low-code application development company, and held several positions as Area Vice President at Commvault, a data and information management software company.

"The need for Dynatrace's automated and intelligent observability solutions has never been greater," said Van Lubek. In a turbulent world, companies are under pressure to improve their digital agility and deliver seamless customer and user experiences. Dynatrace gives enterprises the answers they need to succeed by simplifying the complexities of the cloud.

Rob Van Lubek, Dynatrace

"The need for Dynatrace's automated and intelligent observability solutions has never been greater"

Rob Van Lubek, Dynatrace


Siemens Logistics with new CEO

Michael Schneider will become the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Siemens Logistics at the beginning of this year. In this role, he will take over the current area of responsibility of his predecessor Michael Reichle, who will take up a new management position within the Siemens Group at the same time. Michael Schneider has held various management positions for Siemens Logistics in the Middle East since 2012. Since 2017, he has headed the global airport logistics business and maintains close contact with customers in the aviation industry.

"I am looking forward to the challenge in the new position and of course approach it with due respect." Siemens Logistics was led by Michael Reichle until the end of 2022.

Michael Schneider, Siemens Logistics

"Siemens Logistics has great potential. With our dedicated employees, we are very well positioned worldwide to meet the demands of the market. In my role, I will continue to work with the management team to create attractive and innovative solutions, adding value for our customers and thus growing the business."

Michael Schneider, Siemens Logistics


Heiko Hübner has been appointed as the new Head of Partner Sales at Toplink. The sales specialist has over 30 years of experience in building partner sales organizations in the telecom and IT markets and will orchestrate product sales for Toplink. He is one of the industry experts in SIP trunk telephony.


Alexander Rabe, Eco Managing Director, has been appointed to the Digital Strategy Germany advisory board to the German Federal Minister for Digital Affairs and Transport. With the digital strategy adopted in the summer, Germany wants to make the digital breakthrough. All ministries and the Chancellor's Office joined forces to develop it


Stephan van de Graaf is the new Business Area Director at Novatec Consulting. With over thirty years of consulting experience and relevant knowledge in the business and technology environment, he now acts as a link between the company and its customers at Novatec.


James Blake is Cohesity's new Field CISO of EMEA. Cohesity, a leading data security and management provider, has appointed James Blake as Field Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In this role, he advises companies.


Sebastian Herrgesell, Sven Schlünzen and Thomas weber will take over the management of Ikor, a technology consultancy with a focus on the finance and insurance industry as well as the public sector, with immediate effect. As a pan-European platform integrator, Ikor digitizes business models.


Ivan Bagaric is the new CEO of the Solvares Group. Bagaric, who holds a degree in business administration, has 15 years of international leadership experience in strategy, M&A, processes and legal in the software industry. As CEO, Bagaric will focus on sharpening the strategy.

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