EMC Shuffles Channel Executives, Adding Accenture Veteran

By Jessica Davis

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."     

This article was originally published on 2010-03-04