Mike Steed to manage channel sales and strategic partnerships; Christine Steger heads North American sales
Zaloni today announced the recent hire of Mike Steed as Vice President, Channels and Strategic Partnerships, and Christine Steger as Vice President, North American Sales. Both positions will serve to help Zaloni expand into new markets and continue to strengthen its customer and channel relationships.
“Christine and Mike bring extensive experience to our sales team on the customer side and the channel partnership side,” said Ben Sharma, Zaloni’s co-founder and CEO. “They both will be elemental in helping Zaloni expand its business to deliver complete solutions that rapidly get customers to successful business outcomes.”
Mike Steed has over 20 years experience in technology sales and sales leadership in companies such as Comdisco/Sungard, Business Objects, and Meta Group/Gartner. Steed joins Zaloni after 12-plus years at Dell EMC where his most recent position was Area Vice President of Sales responsible for leading direct sales teams, extended specialty sales teams, and partner managers to drive EMC revenue with telco carriers and cloud service providers. As Vice President of Channels and Strategic Partnerships at Zaloni, his scope includes building partnerships with infrastructure OEMs, technology resellers, consultants, integrators and service providers.
“As a leader in the data lake management space, Zaloni is well-positioned to build more channel partnerships that ultimately benefit customers,” said Steed. “I look forward to helping our partners deliver full-stack solutions that enable businesses to more effectively leverage big data and get more value from it.”
Christine Steger has significant experience in leadership roles with technology companies such as HP, Red Hat and Sitecore, growing businesses and leading transformation. Most recently, she was responsible for building out the Canadian team at Sitecore. As Zaloni’s Vice President of North America Sales, Steger will be responsible for Zaloni’s regional sales strategy and execution.
“I’m thrilled to lead Zaloni’s North American sales and manage a successful team that is empowered to deliver industry-leading data lake management solutions to customers,” said Steger. “There is huge and growing demand for big data solutions and Zaloni has a smart approach and the most comprehensive platform on the market for big data management, governance and data self-service, as well as a proven track-record for making big data work in the enterprise.”