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Industry vet has nearly 30 years experience in channel sales

GFI Software today announced the appointment of Patricia “Pat” Hume as senior vice president of worldwide sales. Reporting directly to GFI CEO Walter Scott, she will expand GFI’s worldwide channel sales program.

Scott said: “Pat Hume is a respected industry veteran with chronicled success building and growing profitable sales programs at some of the largest technology companies in the world. We look forward to having her extensive experience and leadership guiding and expanding our global network of partners and customers.”

Prior to GFI, Hume held two positions at SAP and started as global senior vice president of channel sales for small/medium enterprises. After two years in that position, she was promoted to senior vice president of all indirect sales. Before SAP, Hume was with Avaya where she oversaw global channel sales for small/medium enterprises and was quickly promoted to Group Vice President of the SME Division.

Hume began her career at IBM where she held management positions in research and development, marketing, sales and channel sales. After 17 years at the company she was named vice president of business partner sales and marketing for IBM’s Lotus Division.

Hume said: “GFI is poised for success and it presents to me the opportunity I was seeking. The prospect of working closely with Walter Scott and the GFI team made this an easy decision.”

Tom Kelchner