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October 06, 2015 09:00 ET

Cohesity Hires Former VMware and EMC Top Executive as COO and Head of Field Operations

Riccardo Di Blasio Joins Leadership Team to Ramp Up Sales, Marketing, and Operations

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 6, 2015) - Cohesity, the pioneer of converged secondary storage, today announced Riccardo Di Blasio has joined the company to serve as its COO and head of field operations. In the new role, Di Blasio will scale up the field operations, marketing, manufacturing, and IT divisions to support the company's rapid growth trajectory. Di Blasio came to Cohesity from VMware, where he served as the senior vice president for vCloud hybrid services, leading sales and marketing. As Cohesity prepares to launch its storage solution and continues to expand its product offerings, Di Blasio will play a strategic role in ramping up the company's go-to-market strategy.

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"Riccardo is a key addition to the Cohesity leadership team," said Mohit Aron, CEO and founder of Cohesity. "As a business leader with proven experience in scaling enterprise storage infrastructure businesses for EMC and VMware, he will play a key role in driving revenue and further strengthening the business team as we continue to expand."

As COO and head of field operations, Di Blasio will oversee the expansion of Cohesity's field operations, marketing, manufacturing, and IT teams. He will also focus on navigating the customer and channel markets to determine product-market fit, and lead the strategy and team execution, continuing to strengthen the company's position in the enterprise secondary storage ecosystem.

"Cohesity's innovative technologies will redefine secondary storage markets to handle the complexity and efficiency challenges posed by the exponential growth of data held in secondary storage across data protection, general purpose storage, and analytics use cases," said Di Blasio. "I'm thrilled to be part of a company setting new standards in this dynamic industry, and I look forward to working closely with our customers and Cohesity's notable executive team to bring its visionary products to a wide audience."

In his former role at VMware, Di Blasio was responsible for launching and growing VMware's hybrid cloud platform worldwide, through a direct and online model, and building a strong partner ecosystem. Prior to joining VMware, Di Blasio was the senior vice president of cloud service providers and strategic alliances at EMC Corp. In this position, he successfully tripled business for two years in a row and was the leading executive driving strategy for cloud service providers.

During his 12-year tenure at EMC Corp., Di Blasio held several other leadership roles between the U.S., U.K., Latin America, Middle East, and Italy, both as a general manager and functional leader. He has also held sales and leadership positions in other major high-tech companies. Di Blasio is currently a member and advisor of several external boards and an angel investor in multiple Silicon Valley start-ups.

About Cohesity
Cohesity enables companies of all sizes to bring order to their data chaos. Its intelligent data platform converges secondary storage workflows to transform disparate silos of data into business insight. Started by Mohit Aron, the pioneer of hyper-convergence, Cohesity takes aim at the inefficient, fractured landscape of secondary storage for data protection, general purpose storage, and analytics by applying a distributed, web-scale architecture to break down these data silos. Its solution converges all secondary storage workflows onto an intelligent, infinitely scalable data platform so customers can store and protect data seamlessly, use it efficiently, and learn from it instantly. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and is backed by leading venture capital firms including Sequoia Capital, Wing Venture Capital, ARTIS Ventures, Google Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, and Trinity Ventures. For more information, visit

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