We are excited to announce that Ezra Hookano is joining Barracuda as Vice President, Channels. He will be leading our worldwide channel strategy, and helping our channel partners grow their businesses with Barracuda solutions.
Ezra isn't entirely new to Barracuda; he was with us for nearly six years as our original VP of Sales, North America. He helped establish the Barracuda channel program, building it from the ground up to nearly $100M in revenue. He then moved on to help launch the storage product line and channel at Drobo. He has also held executive channel leadership roles with Fusion-io and Exablox.
“Coming back to Barracuda and to work with the channel community that I helped develop is truly special. We’re in a new era of challenges, where customers are looking to solution providers to not only protect their organizations but also to further empower them with cloud and virtualization technologies that make business better. I look forward to helping our channel partners solve these challenges while growing their businesses with Barracuda solutions.” ~Ezra Hookano
In his new role with us, Ezra will be leading the 5-star Barracuda Partner Program, which received several enhancements last year. We created new levels to make the program rewards more accessible for smaller partners, and more rewarding for partners who had exceeded our highest levels. Other changes included better deal registrations, more product models, and higher discounts. We were excited to launch this new structure last year, and we're thrilled to now have Ezra leading our award-winning program.Ezra Hookano returns to @barracuda as VP, Channels. Ezra will be leading the Barracuda worldwide channel strategy and the 5-star Barracuda Partner ProgramClick To Tweet
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.