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EMC has reshuffled its channel executives, adding Accenture veteran Terry
Breen to oversee the company’s go-to-market initiatives with its systems
integrators, outsourcers and service providers.

EMC has confirmed that Pete Koliopoulos, who has served as EMC channel chief since 2006,
is moving over to run channel programs related to the Vblock coalition, which
is made up of EMC, VMware and Cisco.

Breen will serve as the senior vice president of strategic alliances at EMC, reporting to Bill Teuber,
vice chairman at EMC. In this role, Breen will align with EMC’s technology integration
and channel distribution alliance teams, the company said in a statement.

Breen, who is 50 years old, most recently served as global managing partner of
Accenture’s Electronics and High Tech Industry Practice and was a member of the
Accenture Global Leadership Council.

"Sustained and aggressive investment in strategic alliances is essential
as EMC  helps customers build out their next-generation, fully
virtualized data centers along their journey to private cloud computing,"
said Teuber, in a statement.

"To accelerate this initiative, we’re fortunate to welcome a proven senior
leader of Terry’s caliber and experience. Having known Terry for many years
through his consulting engagements with EMC across a variety of
large-scale projects, I’ve seen firsthand the value he delivers through his
deep and broad IT industry knowledge and substantial international experience."