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Scott Strubel

Scott Strubel
Vice President
Americas Partner Organization, Darktrace

Scott Strubel leads the Americas Partner Organization for Darktrace, a global leader in cybersecurity AI. His organization is responsible for indirect sales revenues through an external channel of resellers and distributors across the countries of the Americas.

He joined Darktrace from Hitachi Vantara, where he was the chief commercial officer and led the worldwide commercial sales organization and the organizations in charge of commercial customers, partners and ecosystem relationships. He also led the support renewals organization and the shared services organizations with call centers in 8 cities around the world. Strubel launched an inside sales organization in year one and grew commercial revenues with that organization by 60% YoY in year two.

Prior to Hitachi Vantara, Strubel was at Commvault where he led indirect channel revenues driven through reseller and distribution partners globally. In that role, Strubel’s teams drove partner revenue growth through joint solution offerings that increased value to both partners and customers. The reseller and distribution teams built and executed scalable partner programs that enabled Commvault’s data protection platform and solutions.

Prior to Commvault, Strubel was the VP of the Americas Partner Organization for NetApp. In this capacity, he was responsible for a $2.5B indirect channel working with NetApp’s partners throughout the Americas. He also led the Americas Inside Sales organization and a $1.6B FlexPod converged infrastructure business for the Americas.

Also while at NetApp, he created and led worldwide field operations for management software. Over his time in this role, he grew software revenues from $20M to $150M. Strubel launched sales teams for software in Europe and Asia and had responsibility for NetApp’s global sales/presales, channel, and alliance teams channel selling storage management software via all routes to market.

Before joining NetApp in 2010, Strubel was the Vice President of Channels and Alliances for the Americas and U.S. Public Sector at HP Software. In that role, he was responsible for HP’s software revenues via indirect channels. Strubel led the HP sales organizations responsible for all revenue through distribution, resellers, ISVs, OEMs, systems integrators and outsourcers for the HP Software business. He led the creation of a new partner program and was responsible for a partner-delivered professional services business.

Prior to leading channels and alliances, Strubel was the Region Director for the West and Central regions of the U.S. for HP Software. He was part of a founding management team selected to launch HP Software and led all field operations for 34 states in the U.S. He began his career with HP in 1983 as part of a team that launched HP’s first personal computer.

Strubel received an International Executive MBA from Purdue University’s Daniels School of Business and a BS in Business from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.