PALO ALTO, Calif., 16th July 2020 — Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, today announced two new appointments; Martin Brown as VP for EMEA, and Jan Ursi as Senior Director - EMEA Channels and Technology Partners, as more customers in EMEA abandon legacy Backup and Recovery for Rubrik’s Cloud Data Management solution.

With an ever-increasing proliferation of data, there is a growing need amongst organizations in EMEA to accelerate cloud adoption, protect against ransomware attacks, increase the line of sight across data silos, secure sensitive data to drive compliance and capitalize on business outcomes. In his new role, Brown will be responsible for developing the go-to-market strategy for EMEA, introducing more Data-Forward Enterprises to the Rubrik Cloud Data Management solution. 

Brown steps up from his previous role with Rubrik as RVP for UKI, Middle East, and Africa, having previously been Director for Western EMEA at Rubrik. Before coming to Rubrik, Brown spent seven years at Dell EMC. 

“I’m thrilled to continue to partner with customers on their cloud transformation journey,” said Brown. “We’re already helping many organizations across EMEA do more with their data - facilitating visibility, security, and compliance, as well as enabling them to utilize their protected data to drive insight and opportunity. EMEA organizations are also adopting our subscription commercial model, Rubrik Go, as it alleviates unforeseen price increases and frigid licensing whilst keeping them up to date with the latest technologies. I look forward to bringing this transparency, simplicity, and innovation to even more customers across the region.”

Jan Ursi will lead Rubrik’s partner sales and technology alliances business in EMEA, helping partners embark on the Cloud Data Management era. Before Rubrik, Ursi contributed to growing the UiPath partner business in EMEA and also founded and scaled the Nutanix business in the region. 

On his appointment, Ursi said: “I am thankful and excited to become part of the great journey Rubrik is on. Partners and customers are thrilled Rubrik continues to innovate on their behalf, going beyond easy, cost-effective search and recovery of data, wherever it may reside. Rubrik also helps people to think and act with their data, driving more business value through ransomware detection, data governance and compliance, safe cloud migration, and more. I am so happy and honored to be part of the Rubrik team and mission, collaborating with partners and technology alliances building the future of the Cloud Data Management era in EMEA."

“Having worked with Jan for many years, I am very excited about the partner focus and expertise he will bring to Rubrik's EMEA business,” said Hamza Nadi, Head of Solution Sales at SVA (System Vertrieb Alexander GmbH). “Jan’s appointment reinforces Rubrik’s commitment to our success and will help us continue to deliver industry-leading data management solutions to our mutual customers.”

Founded in 2014, Rubrik has set new records for growth with Rubrik Cloud Data Management solution, which combines traditional backup with the ability to recover, manage, and secure data across public and private clouds. Since founding, Rubrik has accomplished the following:

  • Ended last fiscal year with an annualized gross bookings run rate of $600 million and over 2500 customers globally.

  • Obtained an industry-leading and third-party audited NPS score of 82.

  • Won 8 Best of VMworld awards since 2016 across the U.S. and EMEA, including 3 prestigious VMworld Best of Show awards.

  • Recognized as a 2020 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Data Center Backup and Recovery Solutions, named to the Forbes Cloud 100 (#9), and recognized in LinkedIn’s Top Companies list.

Recent customer wins in EMEA have included Schiphol, Red Bee Media, the Student Loans Company, and Die Mobiliar.

“Martin and Jan’s knowledge of the EMEA market is unparalleled, and both have an impressive track record of leading teams to success,” said Brett Shirk, Chief Revenue Officer of Rubrik. “Our last fiscal year was a record-breaker for the company, as we’ve continued to see strong enterprise adoption for our innovative solutions, helping organizations solve some of the toughest data management challenges today. We know that compliance, visibility, and resiliency against ransomware continue to be the main concerns for many organizations in EMEA. Martin and Jan understand these issues and will be pivotal in leading our ongoing growth in that region.” 


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Rubrik, the Cloud Data Management Company, enables enterprises to maximize value from data that is increasingly fragmented across data centers and clouds. Rubrik delivers a single, policy-driven platform for data recovery, governance, compliance, and cloud mobility. For more information, visit and follow @rubrikInc on Twitter.

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