SOURCE: Virident Systems

Virident Systems

October 16, 2013 13:28 ET

Virident Hires Former NXP and LSI Marketing Executive as Global Vice President of Marketing

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2013) -  Virident Systems Inc., the performance leader in server-side flash storage solutions focused on transforming the flash platform, today announced the appointment of Nik Bahram as the company's new global vice president of marketing. Bahram brings more than 25 years of marketing and engineering experience in the storage, server and semiconductor fields to Virident. Bahram will be responsible for product/pricing management, sales enablement, solutions and benchmark labs, outbound marketing, and development of Virident's brand in the enterprise storage markets. He will focus on demand creation and revenue generation in the server/storage OEM, enterprise and web 100 segments worldwide. Bahram will report directly to the company's CEO, Mike Gustafson.

Before joining the Virident team, Bahram spent four years at NXP Semiconductors as vice president of mobile and computing segment marketing and sales and earlier as vice president of worldwide engineering and strategy at the Identification Business Unit. Prior to NXP, Bahram was vice president of the strategic marketing storage business unit at LSI, where he was instrumental in accelerating growth in hard-disk drive and solid-state drive SOCs, pre-amplifiers and controllers through product roadmap definition and strategic partnerships. Earlier in his career Bahram held a number of engineering management and C-level/GM roles at Motorola, Digital Equipment Corporation, Creative Labs and several successful startups.

"Nik is joining Virident at a very exciting time in a very dynamic flash market," said Mike Gustafson, CEO of Virident. "Nik's experience as a senior marketing executive and systems/storage and IC technologist at both startups and Fortune 500 companies provides him the ideal combination of marketing and technical knowledge to help Virident continue its accelerating growth trajectory."

About Virident Systems

Virident is a provider of server-side flash storage for the enterprise that delivers unconditional, consistent performance for data-intensive applications. The inherent advantage associated with this technology revolutionizes computing by speeding application response time and optimizing datacenter efficiency for new levels of ROI. Virident is backed by strategic investors Intel®, Cisco® Systems, Seagate and a storage solutions provider, as well as Hercules Technology Growth Capital and venture investors Artiman Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Globespan Capital Partners, and Mitsui Global Investments. For more information, visit

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