Brocade's channel partners are adjusting to industry trends such as data center virtualization, software-defined networking and cloud computing. This week the company appointed a channel veteran to be its new channel chief to help partners with that transition.
Brocade appointed Bill Lipsin as the company's new vice president of worldwide channel and global systems integrator sales. He replaces Regan McGrath who is now sales vice president for the Americas region. In addition to taking McGrath's channel chief duties, Lipsin is also charged with managing the company's Global Systems Integrator team
Lipsin's resume includes global vice president of channels and alliances at Arbor Networks and head of the global channel sales team at CA Technologies. He's also worked at Bay Networks and IBM.