SOURCE: Virident Systems

Virident Systems

May 29, 2013 07:00 ET

Virident Welcomes Former HP Vice President to Its Executive Team to Support Global Expansion

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - Virident Systems Inc., the performance leader in flash-based storage-class memory (SCM) solutions, today announced the appointment of former HP vice president and general manager of its technology and consulting services business, Terrence (Terry) Flynn, as the company's new vice president of EMEA sales. Flynn brings more than 13 years of storage sales experience to Virident and will be responsible for growing sales throughout the region. Flynn's responsibilities will include building revenue and growth in EMEA and will assist in the enablement of existing and future strategic partnerships.

"We have been successful in building demand for our server-side flash solutions domestically. This has been achieved through our fervor for listening to our customers and our ability to react to the changing enterprise market demands. Terry's experience and leadership skills are exactly what we need to build a presence in a new region," stated Ken Grohe, vice president of worldwide customer operations at Virident.

Flynn joins Virident from HP where he was vice president and general manager of HP's technology support and consulting business services for HP's server, storage, and networking businesses and managed more than $1 billion of business. He managed a team of 84 salespeople and developed a series of programs that drove significant growth and several new revenue streams inside of HP's Data Center Care portfolio. Prior to joining HPs technology and consulting services business Flynn served as sales director of HP's business critical systems group focused on big data appliances. Prior to joining HP, Terry spent 12 years at EMC Corporation, where he held a variety of sales and sales management positions. In his most recent role as Enterprise District Manager, he managed a team of 15 sales people, engineers and project managers that were responsible for all sales and customer interactions for EMC's entire product portfolio.

"This is an exciting time to be joining Virident," said Flynn. "The storage market and the demand for enterprise flash in particular is rapidly evolving to keep up with growing business needs. In addition to having an industry-leading product portfolio, Virident has an impressive executive management team, financial stability, and growing list of customers which I look forward to expanding overseas."

About Virident Systems

Virident Systems is a leading provider of enterprise-class Storage Class Memory (SCM) solutions that deliver unconditional, consistent performance to data-intensive applications. The inherent advantage associated with this disruptive technology revolutionizes computing by speeding application response time and optimizing datacenter efficiency for new levels of ROI. Virident Systems 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 www.virident.com.

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