Chris Nelson (HYCU)

DateJun 28, 2024

HYCU, Inc., the world leader in SaaS data protection and one of the fastest growing companies in the industry, announced Chris Nelson has joined the company as Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development. Nelson will report directly to Coley Burke, CRO, and will be responsible for driving pipeline growth and top-line revenue expansion.

Nelson has a long-standing record of bolstering sales, delivering on opportunity creation, building pipeline, and complementing strategic business development initiatives. His appointment comes at a crucial time as the company looks to capitalize on the success of its innovative R-Cloud platform and recent announcements with Dell, Nutanix, Google, and Atlassian.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Chris to the HYCU team,” said Simon Taylor, Founder and CEO, HYCU, Inc. “His extensive experience in data protection and disaster recovery, coupled with his deep understanding of our industry, makes him the ideal leader to move our sales efforts forward. Chris’ expertise in high-velocity, transactional sales will be instrumental in helping us achieve our ambitious growth targets.”

Nelson brings a wealth of experience to HYCU, having worked in the data protection, disaster recovery, and storage industries for more than twenty years. Prior to HYCU, Nelson held senior sales leadership positions at DomainTools, Zerto, Hitachi Vantara, and Quantum. He brings a proven track record in building and scaling sales and business development organizations to align strategically with desired business objectives and global growth strategies.

“I’m excited to join HYCU at this pivotal moment and my new position fits perfectly with what drives me, winning and changing lives,” said Chris Nelson. “My passion is working with any new customer to show them what is possible through change or helping a sales executive attain goals faster. Now, with R-Cloud, we have an incredible platform that addresses and underserved and critical market need multi-cloud and SaaS application protection and recovery. My focus will be on equipping our worldwide sales team with the tools, support, and leadership necessary to capitalize on this opportunity and to drive substantial revenue growth.”

Following on the recent announcement where the Boston Business Journal named HYCU a Best Place to Work, Nelson’s appointment underscores HYCU’s commitment to hiring and expanding its market presence and delivering innovative data protection solutions to businesses worldwide.

About HYCU

HYCU is the fastest-growing leader in the multi-cloud and SaaS data protection as a service industry. By bringing true SaaS-based data backup and recovery to on-premises, cloud-native and SaaS environments, the company provides unparalleled data protection, migration, disaster recovery, and ransomware protection to thousands of companies worldwide. As an award-winning and recognized visionary in the industry, HYCU solutions eliminate complexity, risk, and the high cost of legacy-based solutions, providing data protection simplicity to make the world safer. With an industry leading NPS score of 91, customers experience frictionless, cost-effective data protection, anywhere, everywhere. HYCU has raised $140M in VC funding to date and is based in Boston, Mass.

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