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Spirion Appoints VP of Customer Success to Accelerate Data Protection Time to Value and Partner Enablement

Dave Canelis brings proven leadership and management experience with Tableau Software, Oracle, Serena Software and others

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Spirion (, the leader for rapid sensitive data protection, today announced it continues to strengthen its management team with the appointment of Dave Canelis as vice president of customer success. At Spirion, Canelis will help accelerate customer time to value, lead professional services, and manage support and training initiatives to ensure customer satisfaction and service partner enablement.

“As Spirion continues to expand globally, adding experience for professional services and customer success programs is key,” said AG Crum, CEO at Spirion. “Dave has built and managed a number of successful services and customer success strategies and will help us drive maximum value for our customers and loyalty for our brand. We look forward to drawing on the wealth of business expertise he brings to our team.”

Prior to joining Spirion, Canelis served as senior vice president of global client services at Avoka (recently acquired by Swiss company Temenos) where he was responsible for global professional services, support, training, customer success and partner enablement. Additionally, he was responsible for profit and loss management, services operations, services strategy, service partner management, customer, and employee satisfaction at Tableau Software. He has also held leadership roles at Service Source, Serena Software and Oracle.

“I look forward to helping Spirion manage its growing customer base, ensuring satisfaction and value,” said Canelis. “Also, as the company’s partner network expands, those partners need tools to succeed. I believe in combining proven methodologies with innovative techniques to provide maximum quality, consistency and value at every stage of the client partnership. I am honored to lead these initiatives at Spirion.”

Spirion delivers rapid sensitive data protection with the industry’s most precise and powerful data discovery and classification solution. The company helps protect sensitive data with unmatched speed and precision for a global client base of leading enterprises. Backed by The Riverside Company, organizations increasingly look to Spirion to reduce their sensitive data footprint across the network and public cloud, while complying with regulations.

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About Spirion
Spirion, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., is the leading provider of rapid sensitive data protection. Spirion accurately finds all sensitive data, anywhere, anytime and in any format on endpoints, servers, file shares, databases and in the cloud with unparalleled accuracy. Spirion has thousands of customers among leading firms in the healthcare, public sector, retail, education, financial services, energy, industrial, and entertainment markets. For more information, visit the company at

Guy Murrel
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