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SOURCE Maxta Inc.
Carolyn Crandall, industry veteran, will lead Maxta's global expansion and continued growth as Vice President of Marketing
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxta, a developer of the VM-centric storage platform MxSP™ that turns standard servers into a converged compute and storage solution for virtualized environments, today announced the appointment of 25-year technology industry executive Carolyn Crandall as its vice president of marketing. Most recently, Crandall was Vice President of Corporate and Field Marketing for Nimble Storage, where she helped propel Nimble Storage to a leading market position in hybrid storage.
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"I look forward to the opportunity of positioning Maxta as the truly disruptive company it is," said Crandall. "I see 2014 as the year of the converged data center with Maxta leading the charge with its storage platform. I am confident that the world will soon know that Maxta will do for storage what VMware did for server virtualization."
Crandall is an acknowledged expert in marketing, sales and channel best practices, with a proven track record of driving unprecedented revenue growth and company valuation. Crandall joins Maxta where she will be responsible for the development, oversight, and execution of Maxta's marketing strategy and growth initiatives. Prior to joining Nimble Storage, she served as vice president of worldwide marketing at Riverbed. Before joining Riverbed, she held vice president roles with Seagate and Juniper Networks, as well as positions with Cisco Systems and National Semiconductor.
"We are especially fortunate to have someone of Carolyn's calibre, skill and experience join our company to help position us as the leader in the VM-centric storage space," said Yoram Novick, Maxta founder, president and CEO. "The fact that she has been so successful throughout her career is a testament to her ability to develop and build marketing programs that help bring visability and generate revenue to help her companies grow. I look forward to seeing that success applied on Maxta's behalf."
Crandall attended Santa Clara University, where she studied electrical engineering/computer science. In addition to being named to CRN's Women of the Channel for five years, Crandall has also been recognized as one of the Power 100 last year and among the Top 100 Most Powerful Women of the Channel in 2008/2009 by CRN.
Maxta is redefining enterprise storage by delivering a storage platform that is simple, agile and cost efficient for virtualized environments as well as supporting a wide spectrum of enterprise-class data services and capacity optimizations. For more information visit http://www.maxta.com.
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