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Univa Selects Virtualization Industry Veteran to Lead EMEA Business
Univa UD, a leading provider of software solutions for enabling dynamic IT environments, announced today that it has named Patrick Malaperiman as its new Vice President and General Manager, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

Malaperiman has over 15 years experience in technology strategy and sales for some of the most successful IT companies in existence, including VMware and Novell. As head of Univa’s operations in EMEA, Patrick Malaperiman will oversee strategic business and sales in these key regions, where Univa is experiencing significant increases in demand.

"Patrick’s knowledge and expertise are huge assets for Univa, as we expand our operations in Europe,” says Jason Liu, chief executive officer of Univa. “From his work at VMware and PlateSpin/Novell in particular, Patrick understands the effects a disruptive technology like cloud computing can have on the IT market, particularly in a down economy. His support in evangelizing our vision and value proposition to the broader community of users and partners will be essential."

Before joining Univa, Malaperiman was VP EMEA at PlateSpin, which was sold in 2008 to Novell where Malaperiman stayed on as VP EMEA for Novell’s Systems & Resource Management (SRM) business unit. At PlateSpin, Malaperiman was the first EMEA employee and in 3.5 years grew the team to 35 people, a team that accounted for 40% of global revenue. At Novell, Malaperiman led their SRM business unit, which included Novell's ZENworks systems management portfolio in addition to PlateSpin and Managed Objects.

"I'm happy to be joining Univa at this key stage,” said Malaperiman. "With our differentiated, proven cloud computing and infrastructure management, Univa stands out among the new cloud startups and industry monoliths. There is great opportunity for us to dramatically increase our customer base outside the US.”

Prior to PlateSpin, Malaperiman was one of the first 15 employees in EMEA at VMware where as Channel Director for Northern Europe he defined the overall channel strategy and was responsible for identifying, recruiting and driving revenue with distributors and resellers within the geography. In less than a year he established a committed enterprise channel delivering significant revenue for the fastest growing software company in IT history

Prior to VMware, Malaperiman held senior-level channel and business development positions at Hewlett-Packard, Compaq, Digital Equipment Corp., and several other global technology companies.

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2009 5:43 AM by David Marshall
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