Starboard Storage Announces Three Executive Appointments: President, Vice President of Engineering, and Vice President of

  Starboard Storage Announces Three Executive Appointments: President, Vice
  President of Engineering, and Vice President of Customer Service

Storage Veterans Tom Major, Chris Alaimo, and Pat Petroskey Join Starboard to
                        Support Rapid Customer Growth

Business Wire

BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- January 9, 2013

Starboard Storage Systems, a provider of unified hybrid storage systems that
simplify and consolidate NAS and SAN storage for midsize enterprises, today
announced the appointment of three technology executives: Tom Major as
president, Chris Alaimo as vice president of engineering, and Pat Petroskey as
vice president of customer service. The new executives bring valuable industry
experience that will further accelerate Starboard’s rapid customer and channel
acquisition, product roadmap delivery, and roll-out of best-in-class customer
service programs.

Tom Major joined Starboard from Seagate Technology, where he was senior vice
president of product management and business operations. Before Seagate, Major
worked at LeftHand Networks  as chief strategy officer reporting to Bill
Chambers. Previous positions included vice president and general manager, Disk
Business Unit, at StorageTek, and vice president of network storage marketing
at HP, where he spent 21 years.

“This is a great time to join Starboard Storage and I am truly looking forward
to everything we have planned in 2013,” said Major. “I have been watching the
company for a while and I was impressed with the technology, the storage
expertise of the team, and the quick adoption from large numbers of customers
that have already deployed the Starboard Storage systems into production.”

Chris Alaimo has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry.
He joined Starboard from Tandberg Data, where he was senior director of
engineering. Alaimo was co-founder of ProStor Systems, which was acquired by
Tandberg Data and Imation in 2011. Before ProStor, Alaimo held a senior
management position at Quantum.

“I am pleased to join the Starboard team and help contribute to its ongoing
engineering and development efforts,” said Alaimo. “Starboard’s feature-rich
hybrid storage products are changing the way enterprises are consolidating
their storage today. Customers tell me that they are experiencing up to ten
times the performance while reducing spinning disk counts by nearly 90 percent
when consolidating their existing storage resources with Starboard Storage.”

Pat Petroskey joined Starboard from Oracle, where she managed a team of 385
global support engineers as senior director, Systems Technology Support
Center, SAN/NAS, including the Oracle ZFS 7000 unified storage and Oracle
Pillar SAN systems. Before Oracle, she held senior-level positions at Sun
Microsystems and StorageTek. Her career also includes tenures at SGI and

“I have participated in many customer calls at Starboard already and the
feedback is very positive,” said Petroskey. “They immediately see the
difference that the Starboard flash-based appliances can make in their
existing environments. Also, Starboard owns its unified hybrid storage
intellectual properties versus other unified storage vendors that license file
systems from Oracle ZFS. Starboard Storage customers can rely on us to
develop, support, and enhance our Starboard OS quickly and responsively.”

“This is an important step in the life our company as we are bringing on board
top storage industry executives who are well-known for successfully building
products and growing companies,” said Bill Chambers, chief executive officer
of Starboard Storage. “I welcome them to the team and I am glad to have such
positive news at the beginning of the year. We made significant progress since
the company was launched a year ago, and we will share more news in the
upcoming weeks.”

About Starboard Storage Systems

Starboard Storage helps midsize enterprises simplify data management by
consolidating their storage into a single, easy-to-manage system. Our
flash-enabled storage system combines SAN and NAS enterprise-class features,
delivering solid-state-storage performance at the price of spinning disk. For
more information, please visit, check out or follow Starboard Storage on Twitter:


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