SOURCE: DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks

September 20, 2011 08:55 ET

DataDirect Networks (DDN), World's Largest Private Information Storage Company, Appoints Christopher O'Meara as Chief Financial Officer

Experienced Financial Executive Joins Big Data and Cloud Computing Leader to Manage Sustained Rapid Growth and Global Strategic Expansion

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2011) - DataDirect Networks (DDN), the world's largest privately held information storage company, today announced the appointment of Christopher O'Meara as Chief Financial Officer. In this role, O'Meara will be responsible for the financial management of DDN's global operations and will lead the company's planning, accounting, tax and treasury efforts as the organization continues its rapid growth.

"Chris is a world-class financial executive with an extraordinary track record of successfully managing high-growth environments," said Alex Bouzari, CEO and cofounder, DataDirect Networks. "I look forward to working with Chris to accelerate DDN's expansion as we continue to deliver groundbreaking solutions for data-intensive organizations, and I am pleased to welcome him to our executive team."

O'Meara joins DDN with more than 20 years of experience leading both public and private high-growth companies in the software and technology industries. O'Meara previously served as CFO of several organizations, including Tibco Software, Adaptec Inc., and Siperian Inc. At Tibco, O'Meara helped the company grow from $25 million to $320 million in annual revenue during his first three years and raised over $600 million in equity. Earlier in his career, as Vice President and Treasurer of Adaptec, O'Meara oversaw corporate revenue growth from $50 million to more than $1 billion annually.

"I am pleased to join an innovative organization that is not just delivering best-in-class solutions, but is transforming an industry," said O'Meara. "DDN is rapidly becoming the acknowledged leader of the Big Data era, and I look forward to helping the organization sustain its remarkable growth."

O'Meara holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University.

About DataDirect Networks
DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world's largest privately held information storage company. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and services that enable content-rich and high growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world's leading online content and social networking providers, high performance cloud and grid computing, life sciences, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations. Deployed in thousands of mission critical environments worldwide, DDN's solutions have been designed, engineered and proven in the world's most scalable data centers to ensure competitive business advantage for today's information powered enterprise.

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