With a diverse career of 20+ years in finance, operations, marketing and sales, Andy Walsky joins Sonasoft as Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) with the primary responsibility to grow the EMEA business and establish strong channel partnerships. Before joining Sonasoft, Andy was the CEO and co-founder of NavaStor S.A., a Pan-European channel sales and marketing consultancy focused on establishing, growing and expanding market share for data storage companies. In that role he was responsible for managing all aspects of the company on a day-to-day basis, plus driving long-term strategic direction. NavaStor successfully ramped EMEA channel sales for Snap Appliance from zero to almost $15 million per year, until Snap was acquired by Adaptec.
Before NavaStor, Andy worked for Quantum Corporation in Geneva, Switzerland in various EMEA marketing roles focused on growing channel business and partnerships, lastly as Director of Marketing EMEA. Earlier in his career he worked as a senior auditor and consultant for Price Waterhouse and then as a financial analyst and accountant for Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Andy earned his Bachelors degree in Accounting and Economics at The Pennsylvania State University, and later went on to receive an M.B.A. from the London Business School, London, England.