SOURCE: Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.

Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.

March 18, 2014 11:00 ET

San Francisco Business Times Names Gretchen Curtis to Its Forty Under 40 Class of 2014

Award Celebrates Piston's CMO and Co-Founder as One of the 'Dynamic Leaders Driving the Bay Area Economy'

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 18, 2014) - Piston Cloud Computing, Inc., the enterprise OpenStack® company, today announced that the San Francisco Business Times has recognized its CMO and Co-founder, Gretchen Curtis, as one of 2014's top 40 professionals under 40 years old in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2014 marks the second consecutive year a Piston founder has been named to the San Francisco Business Times Forty Under 40.

The class of 2014 comes from a wide array of industries, including healthcare, non-profit, real estate, technology, law, accounting, insurance, and banking. As noted by the San Francisco Business Times, "We launched our Forty Under 40 Awards to showcase and celebrate the talented young professionals who are driving the Bay Area economy. Choosing the 40 was a tough challenge again this year. We received twice as many nominations as last year, and the competition was fierce."

Gretchen has been working with tech companies and startups in the Bay area for over a decade. As CMO of Piston, Gretchen oversees marketing and public relations and is the driving force behind the company's unique brand, messaging, style, and leading market position. Gretchen's leadership extends beyond Piston as she works toward her personal mission of empowering the next generation of female entrepreneurs, promoting STEM education and the global access to high-quality education for girls and young women.

"It's an honor to be listed alongside leaders from incredible companies like Hipmunk, ModCloth, Go Pro, and Kiip. Co-founding Piston has been my greatest professional achievement to date and it's wonderful to be recognized," said Gretchen Curtis, CMO and Co-founder at Piston. "I feel very grateful for my amazing co-founders and teammates who make it all worthwhile."

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About Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. 
Piston Cloud Computing, Inc. is the enterprise OpenStack® company. Founded in 2011 by OpenStack founders from NASA and Rackspace®, Piston makes software that uses advanced systems intelligence to orchestrate an entire private cloud environment using commodity hardware. Piston is an OpenStack Foundation Gold Member, based in San Francisco, and funded by True Ventures, Hummer Winblad, Swisscom Ventures, Cisco Systems, Inc., Data Collective, and Divergent Ventures. Visit Piston online at

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