Stealthbits Hires Channel Exec, Two Other VPs

Charlie Palella, who joined the company six months ago, is focused on expanding the company's channel program. He plans to "dramatically" increase the 25 percent of sales that currently go through the channel, Palella told CRNin an interview in February.

Palella has been in the IT industry for nearly 30 years, the last 20 with CMP, which was acquired during that time by United Business Media, which publishes CRN. With CMP and later UBM, Palella held a variety of management positions with CRN, VARBusiness and XChange Events.

"Charlie has a proven track record in building channel marketing programs for major IT companies like IBM, Dell, Lenovo, AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), and RedHat," Stealthbits Chief Executive Steve Cochran said in a statement released Thursday. "His experience will help us grow our customer base and sales organization, as we add new Stealthbits products and expand into the channel and mid-market."

The other hires include Kevin Cancilla, who was appointed vice president of marketing, and Edward Hand, who has become vice president of corporate strategy. The Glen Rock, N.J.-based company announced the appointments Thursday.

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Before joining Stealthbits, Cancilla, who has 15 years of enterprise software marketing experience, served as director of corporate marketing at Tripwire for seven years. During his career, Cancilla also held marketing roles at Adobe, Bann and Epicor Software.

Hand has been in the enterprise software business for 15 years, holding sales and product management and partner relationship positions with Symantec, Quest Software and Automatic Data Processing.

In February, Stealthbits bought access governance specialist NetVision to extend its product portfolio into the midmarket. The company also released StealthIntercept Directory Authority, adding a monitoring and control application for Active Directory as a complement to the company's StealthAudit Management Platform. The latter product manages the full Microsoft environment with data collection, action modules, analysis modules and reporting capabilities.