CrowdStrike, a provider of cloud-delivered endpoint protection solutions, has appointed has Ramanand Kambli as the regional sales director of India and SAARC.
Ramanand will lead the company’s local presence in the regions of India and SAARC and drive new business growth.
In his previous role, Ramanand was India channel chief for Blue Coat Systems from February 2013 to July 2017. He moved out of Blue Coat as the director–channels for India and SAARC before the final merger with Symantec.
“I’m looking forward to expanding our team and customer base as we drive explosive growth in India and SAARC. CrowdStrike is continually expanding footprint in APAC, adding resources and operations in the most high-yielding regional markets.”
Andrew Littleproud, VP, APAC, CrowdStrike
Ramanand commenced his career as a sales manager with Bharti Airtel in 2005 and has over a decade of industry experience working in senior roles at security MNCs like Blue Coat Systems and McAfee. He drove enterprise sales for McAfee India for over four years before moving to Blue Coat.
CrowdStrike Falcon platform unifies next-generation AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and a 24/7 threat hunting service — all delivered via a single lightweight agent.
CrowdStrike is also setting up its development center in Pune, India and appointing senior local leadership to drive growth and talent acquisition. Jhilmil Kochar as Managing Director of CrowdStrike India Development Center will lead the new Engineering and Operations Center.
Ramanand Kambli’s Career Graph
Regional Sales Director, India and SAARC, CrowdStrike
Director Channels, India and SAARC, Blue Coat Systems
Manager, Enterprise Sales, McAfee
Sales Manager, Bharti Airtel
July 2017 - Present
Feb 2013 - July 2017
Jun 2008 - Feb 2013
May 2005 - Jun 2008
Additionally, CrowdStrike is making multiple strategic hires within India and plans to rapidly recruit for more than 20 new positions by the end of 2017.
In addition to expanding headcount in the fields of engineering and finance, CrowdStrike is also investing in building a regional sales force with supporting functions such as sales engineers, field sales managers, and channel sales representatives.
“As a fast-growing industry leader, CrowdStrike is continually expanding our footprint in APAC, adding resources and operations in the most high-yielding regional markets. I’m looking forward to expanding our team and customer base even further and continuing to drive explosive growth within the India and SAARC market,” said Andrew Littleproud, VP, APAC at CrowdStrike.
“CrowdStrike delivers fundamentally more effective and efficient endpoint protection that organizations can rely on to defend against even the most sophisticated and novel attacks. We look forward to working closely with them as they expand operations in India.”
Saravanan Narayanasamy, Founder and CEO, Globesecure Technologies
CrowdStrike is also actively growing its partner and channel ecosystem across India to support its go-to-market strategy to help service a rapidly growing customer base that includes organizations in technology, manufacturing, finance, and other top industries.
Mumbai-headquartered Globesecure Technologies has been working with CrowdStrike to provide end point security solution to their Indian end -organizations.“CrowdStrike delivers fundamentally more effective and efficient endpoint protection that organizations can rely on to defend against even the most sophisticated and novel attacks,” said Saravanan Narayanasamy, founder and CEO of Globesecure Technologies.
Globesecure Technologies is an enterprise channel company specializing in niche security solutions and services to enterprises across India. "We are proud to be partnering with the industry leader and look forward to working closely with CrowdStrike as the company further expands its operations and presence in India,” added Saravanan.