Redstor Appoints Channel Leader Mike Hanauer as CRO to Spearhead Global Sales Expansion

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Redstor, the cloud-first backup platform of choice for MSPs, today announced the appointment of accomplished channel sales executive Mike Hanauer in a newly created role of Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Known across the market for his revenue-generating successes with top data protection, recovery and security companies, Hanauer will spearhead global expansion plans for Redstor’s category-leading SaaS platform.

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“MSPs are approaching us in record numbers from across the globe, we’re seeing unprecedented demand, so it was time to add a CRO to our executive management team and fill it with talent proven to handle rapid scale and international expansion”

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Hanauer most recently oversaw sales and marketing as CRO for SKOUT Cybersecurity, acquired by Barracuda Networks in the summer of 2021. Prior to that, he was VP of U.S. Sales for Datto, where he led teams over an eight-year period that saw the company grow from 25 to more than 1,700 employees and attain unicorn status (as a privately-owned new business valued at more than $1 billion) before being acquired by Vista Private Equity in 2017. Hanauer is also a US Navy veteran and served two tours in the Arabian Gulf as a nuclear engineer aboard the USS Enterprise.

“MSPs are approaching us in record numbers from across the globe, we’re seeing unprecedented demand, so it was time to add a CRO to our executive management team and fill it with talent proven to handle rapid scale and international expansion,” said Redstor CEO Paul Evans. “You couldn’t find an executive more qualified for this challenge than Mike – and his record speaks for itself. He realizes the value of our services and the tremendous potential, and with his deep data protection expertise and network in the MSP community, he’s an ideal candidate to take us to the next level.”

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Hanauer, who will be based in the New York City area, said, “The data protection market has been important to the MSP community for decades and will continue to be part of the service they deliver for years to come. With workloads shifting to the cloud, MSPs need a partner with products designed to remove complexity and enable them to take their customers on a journey, protecting on-premise, SaaS and cloud-native workloads. Equally important is a channel program to support service delivery and generate revenue. Redstor has momentum because they provide MSPs with the simplest, smartest way to serve customers and drive profitability.”

Redstor is the only backup and recovery platform currently ranked within the top two spots in both G2’s Top 20 Backup Software and Top 20 Online Backup Software user satisfaction reviews, and is also ranked as the No. 1 Disaster Recovery Software. With the information technology and services industry most heavily represented, MSPs clearly recognize Redstor as the leader in areas from product simplicity and setup to support quality and ease of doing business.

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