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AvePoint Names New Account Exec for State Government

“I’m very excited to bring my knowledge of Microsoft cloud products and the state of California IT landscape to the AvePoint team to grow our footprint here in California,” he told Industry Insider California.

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A veteran technologist with a deep background in serving state government departments has joined AvePoint in the Sacramento area.

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Craig Russell
Account executive Craig Russell has been representing technology companies to state government in the Sacramento area for the last 20 years, including Microsoft, DellEMC and, most recently, Oracle.

“I’m very excited to bring my knowledge of Microsoft cloud products and the state of California IT landscape to the AvePoint team to grow our footprint here in California,” Russell told Industry Insider California.

AvePoint “provides the most advanced platform for SaaS (software as a service) and data management to optimize SaaS operations and secure collaboration,” the company says. “More than 9 million cloud users rely on our solutions.”

Russell began his tech career with Microsoft as a sales engineer. He is an alumnus of the University of California at Irvine, with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Bachelor of Science in information and computer science.

He enjoys the great outdoor adventures and live music Northern California has to offer. He raised two children in Sacramento who are “now in college and starting their own journeys,” he said.
Dennis Noone is Executive Editor of Industry Insider. He is a career journalist, having worked as a reporter and editor at small-town newspapers and major metropolitan dailies in California, Nevada, Texas and Virginia, including as an editor with USA Today in Washington, D.C. He lives in Northern California.