Druva Inc. today announced the appointment of Mike Houghton as senior vice president of worldwide partners and alliances. Bringing more than 25 years of experience leading partnership development and channel growth to Druva, Houghton will focus on partner growth, expanding routes to market, and delivering market share through Druva’s robust global ecosystem of partners and alliances.
As Druva’s global partner and alliance lead, Houghton will play a key role in spearheading relationships with strategic partners including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Dell, CDW, SHI, and others, marshalling and expanding Druva’s Compass Partner Program, developing and implementing partnership strategies, fostering a robust partner network and ecosystem, and identifying new opportunities to drive accelerated growth.
Houghton joins Druva from Dataminr, where he was Vice President of Global Channel Sales. Prior to this role, he held executive-level roles at Cohesity, Logicalis US, and Avnet. Over the course of his career, Houghton has focused on leading go-to-market strategies and implementation for channel partners, solutions, and services providers, as well as strengthening alliances, distribution, and support.
“Channel partners are core to Druva’s success. To ensure their success, Druva focuses on providing the services, tools, and leadership they need to build thriving cloud-based businesses,” said Jaspreet Singh, Founder and CEO, Druva. “We are thrilled to have in Mike a vastly experienced leader with a proven track record in building successful partner and alliance organizations. Under his leadership, we are confident that we will mature our partner ecosystem further, drive revenue growth, and maintain our position as a global leader in the SaaS industry.”
“Partners want to work with vendors that can provide an opportunity for strong growth with predictability, and that includes choosing a vendor that does not compete with them and is 100% partner committed,” said Houghton. “It’s exciting to see that Druva ticks all these boxes and moreover embraces channel partners as the most critical part of its success. I’m confident that with Druva’s dedicated team, our transformative partner programs, and the continuously growing number of outstanding channel partners, we will help accelerate revenue and market share.”