Excelero Hires Industry Veteran Ute Gregorius As Vice President of Strategic Sales EMEA
This new appointment supports continued growth and momentum in this key market
LONDON, UK and SAN JOSE, CA May 16, 2018—Excelero, a disruptor in software-defined block storage, today announced the appointment of Ute Gregorius as vice president of strategic sales for EMEA. With more than 20 years of experience in enterprise storage sales, Gregorius is responsible for executing strategic customer and channel initiatives to drive growth and expand market opportunities across EMEA for Excelero’s award-winning software-defined block storage solution NVMesh. She reports directly to CEO and co-founder Lior Gal, himself actively involved in growing and managing relations with Excelero’s worldwide customer base.
An accomplished sales executive with a proven track record of driving customer success with innovative storage technologies, Ute Gregorius joins Excelero from HGST, a Western Digital brand, where she served as senior director of sales. Prior to this, she held a number of sales roles at SanDisk, which she had joined following the company’s acquisition of Fusion-io in 2014, and Western Digital, which acquired SanDisk in 2016. During her four-year tenure at Fusion-io, she was instrumental in establishing and growing the EMEA business and leading the enterprise storage solution team in the region. Gregorius started her sales career at EMC.
In her new role, Ute Gregorius will focus on strengthening Excelero’s relationship with its existing partner and customer base in addition to creating new business opportunities and establishing an ecosystem of customers, channel and technology partners and strategic alliances across EMEA.
“Ute brings a wealth of sales and management experience to our organization and we are delighted to add her firepower behind our EMEA efforts,” said Lior Gal, Excelero CEO and co-founder. “She is joining us at a pivotal time as we continue to grow and expand in EMEA.”
On her appointment, Gregorius said, “With Excelero, I am following the flash technology path that I started on many years ago. The company’s ground-breaking technology combines flash with software-defined storage to create real value for customers. With just one year under its belt, Excelero is making huge strides in sectors as varied as high-performance computing, hyperscale web and cloud, and media and entertainment.”
Excelero enables enterprises and service providers to design scale-out storage infrastructures leveraging standard servers and high-performance flash storage. Founded in 2014 by a team of storage veterans and inspired by the tech giants’ shared-nothing architectures for web-scale applications, the company has designed a software-defined block storage solution that meets performance and scalability requirements of the largest web-scale and enterprise applications.
With Excelero’s NVMesh, customers can build distributed, high-performance server SAN for mixed application workloads. Customers benefit from the performance of local flash, with the convenience of centralized storage while avoiding proprietary hardware lock-in and reducing the overall storage TCO. The solution has been deployed for hyper-scale Industrial IoT services, machine learning applications and massive-scale simulation visualization.
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