February 04, 2013

PHD Virtual Appoints New VP of EMEA to Capitalize on Momentous Growth within Region

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PHD Virtual Technologies, a pioneer in virtual machine backup and recovery, and innovator of virtualization monitoring solutions, announced today the appointment of virtualization and cloud expert, Roger Baskerville, as Vice President of Europe the Middle East and Africa.

Baskerville brings an in-depth understanding of virtualization and cloud solutions from Citrix, Xen, VMware and Microsoft. He has spent the last seven years providing instrumental sales and leadership to companies, in many cases, positioning those companies for acquisition. He was sales director for Virtual Computer (acquired by Citrix Systems), virtualization sales for Microsoft, VP EMEA Vizioncore (acquired by Quest), sales director for XenSource (acquired by Citrix Systems), business development manager for Citrix Systems and manager, application partner group for Compaq Computer.

“We are excited to bring a hands-on, collaborative leader, like Baskerville, on board because of his proven track record of establishing quality leads and sales across EMEA,” said James Legg, CEO, PHD Virtual Technologies. “We view his appointment as another sign of our commitment to being the leading company in our industry. With extensive experience in cloud storage, virtualization and enterprise applications, he is certain to be a valuable asset to the growing PHD Virtual team.

Baskerville comments, “I am excited to start a new challenge within PHD Virtual and look forward to working with the team to further develop their already extensive channel, customer line up and product and service suite. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected company that prides itself on top quality service.”

David Marshall

David Marshall has been involved in the technology industry for over 19 years, and he's been working with virtualization software since 1999. He was able to become an industry expert in virtualization by becoming a pioneer in that field - one of the few people in the industry allowed to work with Alpha stage server virtualization software from industry leaders: VMware (ESX Server), Connectix and Microsoft (Virtual Server).

Through the years, he has invented, marketed and helped launch a number of successful virtualization software companies and products. David holds a BS degree in Finance, an Information Technology Certification, and a number of vendor certifications from Microsoft, CompTia and others. He's also co-authored two published books: "VMware ESX Essentials in the Virtual Data Center" and "Advanced Server Virtualization: VMware and Microsoft Platforms in the Virtual Data Center" and acted as technical editor for two popular Virtualization "For Dummies" books. With his remaining spare time, David founded and operates one of the oldest independent virtualization news blogs, VMblog.com. And co-founded CloudCow.com, a publication dedicated to Cloud Computing. Starting in 2009 and continuing all the way to 2016, David has been honored with the vExpert distinction by VMware for his virtualization evangelism.

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