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Pivot3 Names Technology Industry Veterans Marc Zionts and Donna Troy to Board of Directors
By: Business Wire
Dec. 4, 2012 09:30 AM
Pivot3, a leading provider of converged storage and compute appliances, today announced the addition of Marc Zionts and Donna Troy to its Board of Directors. Both executives bring a strong track record in building and scaling successful businesses similar to Pivot3. Mr. Zionts is a leading telecom executive and entrepreneur, who has repeatedly developed and commercialized emerging technologies in high growth markets throughout his career. Ms. Troy brings more than 35 years of experience leading global go-to-market strategy development and execution at companies such as Dell, SAP, McAfee and IBM.
Marc Zionts – Mr. Zionts is VP of strategic mobile service providers at Allot Communications Ltd., having served as CEO of Ortiva Wireless, Inc. until its acquisition by Allot in May 2012. Previously, Mr. Zionts served as CEO of FastMobile Inc., where he oversaw its sale to Research in Motion in 2007. Focused on disruptive technologies in high-growth markets, he has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience.
Donna Troy – Ms. Troy was most recently the VP and GM of enterprise solutions, public large enterprise worldwide, at Dell. Having spent three years most recently at Dell, and three years before that at SAP, Ms. Troy brings extensive leadership and expertise in the formulation and execution of partner-based go-to-market strategies that accelerate growth, customer success, and expansion of enterprise value.
Technical Advisory Board
In addition to these appointments, Pivot3 has also formed a Strategic Advisory Board, providing the company with a seasoned and diverse set of perspectives on industry trends, guidance toward shaping the company’s growth plans, and a means of extending its network of relationships across its served markets. The Board’s current members are: Vic Mahadevan (NetApp), Derrell James (Xerox Global Services), Bob O’Malley (SED) and Praveen Mandal (SGI).
"Pivot3 is extremely fortunate to have the advice and engaged support of the highly talented and experienced individuals on our boards,” said Richard Bravman, president and CEO at Pivot3. “These seasoned executives have already made important contributions to our success, and will be an important factor in shaping our growth plans going forward."
About Pivot3 Products
Pivot3’s flagship vSTAC™ product family delivers seamlessly converged, highly available shared storage and virtual server appliances that are purpose-built for modern virtual server and data workloads. Pivot3 ships purpose-built vSTAC appliances for different target applications including virtualization, video surveillance and virtual desktop infrastructure. Pivot3 is the global market leader in IP SAN storage for video surveillance with the vSTAC Watch. The latest addition to the product family, vSTAC VDI or “View in a Box,” provides virtual desktop infrastructure for VMware View deployments.
Pivot3 was founded in 2003 on the idea that today's stack of virtual servers, shared storage and networks could be converged to drive down complexity and cost while dramatically increasing scale-out performance. Today, Pivot3 has over 600 customers across the globe that have deployed in excess of 7000 Pivot3 vSTAC™ converged storage and compute appliances. Pivot3 products converge storage and compute in the video surveillance, virtual desktop and virtualization markets, and have seen particular success in the public sector, transportation, gaming, education and retail vertical segments. The company has won numerous awards and was selected by the Wall Street Journal for the prestigious "2011 Next Big Thing" category. To learn more about Pivot3, visit www.pivot3.com.
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