Former Symantec Channel Chief to Lead Global Expansion Efforts

AUSTIN, TX – May 28, 2014 — / — Spanning Cloud Apps, the most trusted provider of data backup and restore for cloud applications, announced today that channel sales veteran Garrett Jones has joined the company as VP of Sales. His appointment comes at a time when Spanning’s global growth is accelerating through deeper relationships with leading Google Apps resellers and consultants. Forty percent of Spanning’s revenue now comes from international customers who use the company’s solutions to eliminate the risk, cost and consequences of cloud application data loss.

In his new role, Jones is charged with building and developing new elements of Spanning’s multi-channel sales efforts and shaping the programs and processes that will help further fuel the company’s international momentum. He most recently served as VP of Global Channel Operations at Symantec, where his team led the development of the company’s global channel strategy and redesigned its partner programs. With more than 20 years of experience in channel sales, business development and strategic alliances, Jones also spent time working for Dell Inc. across the U.S., U.K. / Ireland and Asia-Pacific.

“There is a groundswell of demand internationally for solutions that don’t simply back up cloud application data, but also fully restore lost data to its original state,” said Jeff Erramouspe, CEO and president, Spanning. “We are instituting a number of initiatives focused on strengthening our relationships abroad to support both current customers and the growing number of organizations interested in using Spanning Backup to protect their cloud application data.”

Erramouspe continued, “Garrett joining Spanning is a tremendous win for us as he possesses the ideal blend of international experience and strategic thinking we need in order to capitalize on the explosion of interest we are seeing abroad. We are eager to see Garrett in action and are confident his invaluable expertise in channel operations will have an immediate impact on our company and culture.”

“I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity that Spanning presents,” said Jones. “Cloud-to-cloud backup and restore is now on the CIO’s agenda, the company has put a great channel foundation in place, and is focused on making customers extremely happy. I’m looking forward to meeting with our current partners and customers and helping to lead the next phase of Spanning’s international expansion.”

About Spanning Cloud Apps, Inc.
Spanning, the leading provider of backup and recovery for cloud applications, helps organizations to protect and manage their information in the cloud. The company provides powerful, enterprise-class data protection for Google Apps and Spanning Backup is the most reliable and trusted cloud-to-cloud backup solution available. Learn more at

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