Virident Welcomes Former Brocade CEO Michael Klayko to Its Board of Directors
MILPITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/15/13 -- Virident Systems Inc.,
the performance leader in flash-based storage-class memory (SCM)
solutions, today announced that Michael Klayko, former Brocade CEO
and current CEO of MKA Capital LLC, has joined the company's board of
directors. Klayko brings more than 30 years of strategic management
and technology industry experience to Virident's board.
"Virident has a tremendous market opportunity as flash storage
becomes more pervasive in the datacenter," said Klayko. "The company
is capitalizing on this and has assembled an impressive management
team and group of strategic investors. I believe their technology
approach of implementing flash storage on the server-side is
disruptive and will go far in winning new customers. I look forward
to being part of the team that will take them to the next level."
Prior to joining MKA Capital LLC, Klayko was with Brocade for 10
years, filling many roles including vice president of OEM sales, vice
president of worldwide marketing and support, vice president of
worldwide sales and CEO. Before Brocade, Klayko was CEO and president
of Rhapsody Networks, a privately held technology company acquired by
Brocade in 2002. Klayko also served as executive vice president of
McDATA Corporation and senior vice president for North American sales
at EMC Corporation; in addition he has held various executive sales
and marketing positions at Hewlett-Packard Company and IBM
Corporation. He is also currently a director of the public
semiconductor company PMC Sierra, Inc., and on the board of
Allscripts, a healthcare software provider. Klayko holds a bachelor's
degree in electronic engineering from Ohio Institute of Technology.
"We believe Mike joining our board is another big win for Virident,"
said Mike Gustafson, CEO of Virident. "His past experience in
building successful companies will be invaluable as we enter this
high growth phase of the company and capitalize on our opportunity in
About Virident Systems
Virident Systems is a leading provider of
enterprise-class Storage Class Memory (SCM) solutions that deliver
unconditional, consistent performance to data-intensive applications.
The inherent advantage associated with this disruptive technology
revolutionizes computing by speeding application response time and
optimizing datacenter efficiency for new levels of ROI. Virident
Systems is backed by strategic investors Intel(R), Cisco(R) Systems,
Seagate and a storage solutions provider, as well as Hercules
Technology Growth Capital and venture investors Artiman Ventures,
Sequoia Capital, Globespan Capital Partners, and Mitsui Global
Investments. For more information, visit www.virident.com.
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