Pivot3 Names Technology Industry Veterans Marc Zionts and Donna Troy to
Board of Directors
Provider of converged storage and compute appliances also forms advisory board
to provide long-term strategic insights
AUSTIN, Texas -- December 04, 2012
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
Heather Fitzsimmons, +1-650-800-7160
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