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Symantec Loses Global Channel Chief To Startup

Symantec worldwide channel chief Garrett Jones has left the company, taking on a top sales post at Spanning, an Austin,Texas-based startup offering cloud-based backup services. Jones will be responsible for building a channel program at Spanning.

Jones, in an interview with CRN, said he is departing Symantec on good terms, leaving for the opportunity to work at a smaller company and to be at home with his family in Austin. But given Symantec's recent struggles, the departure of an effective executive is a loss, nevertheless.

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