KUALA LUMPUR (22 April 2014) – Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) today announced the appointment of Gabriel Breeman to the newly created position of OEM director for Asia Pacific (APAC). In this role, Breeman will drive OEM strategies, strategic partnerships and alliance initiatives for the region to help position Brocade as the data centre networking partner of choice in the OEM partner business segment. Breeman will be based in Singapore and report directly to Brocade vice president for Asia Pacific (APAC), Adam Judd.
Breeman was most recently the senior director for Global OEM at Fusion-io, where he was responsible for leading worldwide revenue growth strategies through OEM partners. Prior to Fusion-io, Breeman spent six years at Brocade as a Global Sales Executive and Corporate Account Director. He has also held direct end-user, indirect channel and OEM leadership roles at Dot Hill Systems and Sun Microsystems during his 20-year career in the Information Technology sector.
“Strategic partnerships with the world’s leading vendors continue to be a vital go-to-market strategy for Brocade globally and regionally. These OEM partnerships are based upon the value of open standards-based computing, networking and storage platforms, which is paving the way for software-defined networking to deliver on its full promise,” said Adam Judd, vice president for APAC at Brocade. “Gabriel’s astute understanding of the OEM ecosystem will bring tremendous value in ensuring Brocade and our OEM partners in APAC share a common vision on open networking and how to disrupt the status quo in the networking industry. I am delighted to have him rejoin Brocade to lead our regional OEM partner business at this exciting time.”
Brocade’s worldwide OEM partners include EMC, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM and NetApp.
“Brocade has entrenched relationships with its OEM partners, and is uniquely poised to capitalize on the challenges and opportunities confronting the networking industry today by offering customers an alternative route to success,” said Gabriel Breeman. “I am looking forward to working closely with our OEM partners to help transform our customers’ networks and deliver a compelling value proposition for their businesses.”