Data center provider Digital Realty has announced the appointment of Christine Rawlinson and Gudrun Schnell to its EMEA team.
Data center provider Digital Realty is strengthening its EMEA team with two experienced professionals. Christine Rawlinson, Director Partner & Alliances, will be expanding Digital Realty’s channel program. Rawlinson was one of the founding members of its global partner program at Equinix with eight-years of experience. Before that, Rawlinson worked for ten years for a B2B channel agency.
Wealth of experience
“The key ingredient in building an effective and successful channel program is collaboration. That means creating an environment in which we are able to create true partnerships: authentic and mutually beneficial. Realistically we can’t employee thousands of sales professionals, so we must look to the channel as our extended sales force and as a community of trusted advisors with expertise spanning across industries. I look forward to working with Gudrun again and am confident that our combined experience will make for a strong team at Digital Realty.”
Gudrun Schnell, Director Partner & Alliances, EMEA Central & East also joins after eight years at Equinix where she worked in a channel sales team. She will be building up Digital Realty’s channel program in DACH and Netherlands. He also worked for companies like Siemens Business Services and Electronic Data Systems as Head of Sales or sales support.
“It’s an incredibly exciting time to be joining Digital Realty – it’s not often you are given the opportunity to build a channel from the ground up, so I’m eager to get stuck in. The key for me will be taking the knowledge I have gained over the past few years and applying it at Digital Realty to ensure the channel we build is both efficient and effective.”