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Intronis Sales VP Exits Cloud Backup Provider

Rob Merkinger
Rob Merklinger
Intronis VP of Sales Rob Merklinger has exited the MSP-centric cloud backup provider to join as senior VP of sales, according to his LinkedIn profile. Merklinger's exit comes nearly four months after Barracuda Networks acquired Intronis. Intronis confirmed Merklinger's exit to ChannelE2E. Merklinger led the Intronis sales team for five years. A new sales leader will be appointed soon, according to a company spokeswoman. In the interim, GM Rick Faulk is leading the company's sales directors, the spokeswoman added. Intronis and parent Barracuda Networks continue to promote a channel-first business strategy that now spans storage and security offerings for VARs and MSPs. Key Intronis executive leaders have remained in place since Barracuda emerged to acquired the company in late September 2015. Meanwhile, sources speculate that Merklinger may be working directly or indirectly with Kent Plunkett, himself a former Intronis and CEO. IBM sold the business back to the original owners a few weeks ago. ChannelE2E has not independently confirmed the chatter about Plunkett being back at Tipsters are welcome to email m: [email protected].
Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.