SOURCE: DataDirect Networks

DataDirect Networks

January 25, 2011 10:30 ET

DataDirect Networks, World's Largest Privately Held Information Storage Company, Names Nicole Green Vice President of Human Resources

Seasoned Human Resources Leader With Proven Track Record Joins Rapidly Expanding, Profitable Technology Leader DataDirect Networks to Accelerate Worldwide Expansion

CHATSWORTH, CA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) - DataDirect Networks (DDN), the world's largest privately-held information storage company, today announced the expansion of its senior management team through the appointment of Nicole Green as its new Vice President of Human Resources, reporting to DDN CEO and Co-Founder, Alex Bouzari.

"Nicole has a clear vision on how to evolve Human Resources at DDN into a strategic and enabling function in support of our rapid global expansion," Bouzari said. "I very much look forward to working with her as we continue to attract, retain and develop the best talent worldwide," he added.

With plans to grow DDN revenue to half a billion dollars in the next several years, and the need to hire hundreds of team members across all functional areas and geographies to successfully achieve this goal, HR at DDN has become a strategic function, which is greatly benefiting from a seasoned, execution minded leader.

"The key to success for a world leading, fast growth and profitable technology company such as DDN is the ability to attract great talent, provide them with an exciting and fun workplace, and develop their skills as the company continues to expand," Green said. "I am thrilled to be part of the DDN management team and to execute to our company's vision and mission."

Green is a dynamic, highly experienced HR professional with a track record of building strategic HR organizations, and developing and implementing fully aligned people and company strategies, staffing, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and workforce design. Most recently, Nicole was head of HR for Activision Blizzard's Worldwide Studios, supporting an organization with more than 2,600 employees. Prior to that Nicole headed HR for all North American functions at Activision for six years, playing a key role in helping the company grow from 700 to 1,500 employees. Prior to Activision, Nicole worked at Nestle Waters and ARCO. Nicole holds a B.A. and an MBA from UCLA.

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.

For more information, go to www.ddn.com or call +1-800-TERABYTE (837-2298).

DataDirect Networks, SFA, S2A and Silicon Storage Architecture are trademarks of DataDirect Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.