Claude Reeves, Vice President and Country Manager – Canada
A passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion, Claude champions and is proudly part of a number of organizations and groups that are striving to turn words into action to improve the situation of women and other groups within the technology industry. Claude studied at Concordia University in Montreal.
Born and raised in Toronto and attended Concordia University in Montreal. Claude now lives in Montreal, with his family. He enjoys playing hockey, boating and camping and is fully bilingual in French and English.
Tara Fine, Senior Director of Channels, Canada
Tara joined VMware in 2016 as a key member of the Executive Leadership team, where she has been tasked with driving the revenue growth of VMware Canada’s businesses through its partner community. Her scope includes the full partner ecosystem of national and regional value added resellers, distribution, alliances and OEMs. Prior to joining VMware, Tara was the first Canadian Channel Chief for Dell Canada, responsible for developing and executing the go-to-market strategy for commercial channels. Before that, Tara served as the Director of Sales for the North American Mid-Market Commercial Channels at Dell. She also held sales leadership roles within the Consumer, SMB, Online and Operations divisions at Dell, including in project management, as she relocated and took on the launch and sales leadership of Dell Canada Sales based in India in 2003.
Tara was appointed as a founding member of the Canadian Channel Chiefs Council of Canada in 2013 and continues to serve on the board in addition to leading efforts with building of the Channel accreditation program for Canada.
In 2016, she earned her Certified Canadian Channel Chief accreditation and Trust Mark by the C4 council of Canada.
Peter Near, National Director, Solution Engineering
Ali Emadi, Senior Associate Corporate Counsel
Outside of work, Ali enjoys his time running, golf and spending time with his family. Ali lives in Toronto, Ontario with his wife.
Roy Poloni, Sales Director Canada, Central Region
With over 20 years of IT experience, Roy Poloni stands at the forefront of the fastest moving technology industry trend. He’s spent the past four years evangelizing an industry-wide shift to the cloud and has helped position VMware as a leader in private, hybrid and public cloud space via the SDDC, Software Defined Datacenter.
Prior to joining VMware Inc., he held several sales leadership roles at Compuware including Regional Sales Director and Country leader. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree from Marshall University, Huntington, WV.
Mike Stamos, Regional Director for Eastern Canada