SOURCE: Crossroads Systems

Crossroads Systems

November 22, 2013 08:00 ET

Crossroads Systems Appoints Richard K. Coleman, Jr. as President and CEO

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 22, 2013) - Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS), a global provider of data storage solutions, today announced the appointment of Richard K. Coleman, Jr. as president and chief executive officer. Mr. Coleman had previously been serving as interim president and chief executive since May 2013.

With a lengthy background as a private investor and business advisor, Mr. Coleman founded Rocky Mountain Venture Services (RMVS), helping technology companies plan and launch new business ventures and restructuring initiatives since 1998. He has served in a variety of senior operational roles, including CEO of Vroom Technologies, COO of MetroNet Communications, and President of US West Long Distance. He also led Sprint Communications' Technology Management Division.

He previously served as an adjunct professor for Regis University's graduate management program and is currently a guest lecturer for Denver University, focusing on leadership and ethics. Mr. Coleman holds a bachelor's degree from the United States Air Force Academy, an MBA from Golden Gate University, and is a graduate of the United States Air Force Communications Systems Officer School.

"Crossroads has made dramatic progress on all fronts in the last six months," Coleman said. "I'm excited to be part of this team and to help write the next chapter in what will ultimately be the story of a great company."

About Crossroads Systems
Crossroads Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRDS) is a global provider of data archive solutions. Through the innovative use of new technologies, Crossroads delivers customer-driven solutions that enable proactive data security, advanced data archiving, optimized performance and significant cost-savings. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Austin, TX, Crossroads has been awarded more than 100 patents and has been honored with numerous industry awards for data archiving, storage and protection. Visit

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