DQW EXCLUSIVE: Ambarish Deshpande quits McAfee, joins Blue Coat India

Prior to McAfee, he was at IronPort, a Cisco business unit

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Ambarish Deshpande, former director, alliance, channels and mid-market, South Asia, McAfee India will now spearhead Blue Coat India operations with a focus on channel expansion, and to propel the company's growth in the country. "I will be joining Blue Coat by the mid of November. My focus will be to consolidate the company's pan-India presence. In addition, I will be responsible for driving the company's channel roadmap," Deshpande exclusively informed The DQWeek. He is expected to join by November 15, wherein he will be replacing Kumar Mitra who was the regional sales director India. With more than 17 years of experience in the security industry, Deshpande will bring his extensive experience in growing new businesses and driving growth through channel and enterprise sales.

Prior to McAfee, he was at IronPort, a Cisco business unit. In addition, Deshpande led Symantec's channel sales in India, and also worked at Ingram Micro. He holds a bachelors degree in Science (Chemistry), and has done MBA in sales and marketing from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. Blue Coat Systems offer service provider solutions for managed security and WAN optimization as well as carrier-grade caching solutions to save on bandwidth and enhance the end-user web experience.