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Valerie Knafo

Sr Director Americas & EMEA, ESI at Dell


Valerie Knafo is senior director of sales for Dell EMC’s Extreme Scale Infrastructure (ESI) division, which provides tailored solutions to large scale customers. For the last eight years and in her current sales leadership role, Valerie has helped grow ESI business and expand into new markets, with a focus on carriers and service providers and growing business in Europe and in North/South America. Because of these customer interactions, Valerie has helped ESI increase their capabilities to help customers get the technology they need, purposely designed to their specifications.

During her 13 years at Dell, Valerie has held a variety of roles from sales, business development and product marketing & management. Prior to joining Dell, she worked with semiconductor and processor companies. Valerie was born and raised in Montreal, Canada, attended McGill University and currently resides in San Francisco, California.