About Pivot3

Delivering Smarter IT Infrastructure Solutions

Pivot3 was founded in pursuit of a vision – to radically simplify the datacenter by collapsing storage, compute and network resources onto a powerful, easy to deploy solution that would reduce cost, risk  and complexity. Since then, Pivot3’s smart technologies have helped thousands of  enterprises around the world achieve their operational objectives and business goals. Pivot3 has accomplished this with an ecosystem of , technology, channel, and system integration partners all focused on enabling a smarter IT infrastructure to lay the foundation for the software-defined datacenter of the future.

 

Executive Leadership

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Ron Nash
Chairman & CEO

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Chairman & CEO

Ron brings senior leadership and experience as the chairman and CEO of Pivot3. He has held numerous leadership roles at both start-up and enterprise information technology companies including ExoLink (acquired by Alliance Data Systems), Advanced Telemarketing (now Aegis Global) and Rubicon (acquired by Cerner), Perot Systems (now Dell Services) and EDS (now HP Enterprise Service). More recently, he served as a partner at InterWest Partners, investing in successful breakthrough technology companies like Pivot3 and Lombardi Software (acquired by IBM).

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Bill Galloway
Founder, Vice President & CTO

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Founder, Vice President & CTO

Bill is a recognized thought leader in the storage industry. He is named on 40 storage related patents and has been actively involved in storage technologies and standards such as SAS, SATA, SCSI, Fibre Channel, and RAID. Prior to Pivot3, Bill was co-founder of BREA Technologies, Inc., a successful private storage technology company.

Prior to BREA, he worked for many years at Compaq Computer Corp. as a Principal Member of the Technical Staff where he architected and developed many breakthrough products for storage hardware and software. Bill has over thirty years of product development experience in storage and I/O technology at both public and private companies. He received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

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John Spiers
EVP, Strategy

Meet John Spiers

EVP, Strategy

John Spiers is a serial entrepreneur based in Boulder, CO. John has been pioneering breakthrough data storage innovations for over 30 years. John Spiers co-founded venture-backed LeftHand Networks, a market leader in virtualized, scale-out data storage, and served as LeftHand’s Chief Technology Officer. In 2010 John co-founded NexGen Storage. John supports local entrepreneurs, serving on the boards of local technology startups and as an advisor for the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network. John is a graduate from Colorado State University with a degree in Engineering.

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Bill Stover
Vice President & CFO

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Vice President & CFO

Bill is an experienced startup technology finance leader and operations executive with significant global experience overseeing financial operations in high growth companies, both public and private. As the CFO of Pivot3, a pioneer and innovator of hyperconverged technology for the software-defined data center, Bill plays in integral role in the advancement of operational goals and market position for continued growth and success. He has extensive experience overseeing prominent mergers and acquisitions, serving on the board of directors for multiple international joint-ventures, as well as managing finance, purchasing, human resources and information technology functions.

Prior to joining Pivot3, Bill raised in excess of $1 Billion of capital for a renewable energy manufacturing enterprise and lead multi-national global finance, information technology, and purchasing/materials management teams for a tier 1 semiconductor manufacturer. As a proven public markets CFO, he engineered and took to market equity, convertible debt and warrant issuances raising in excess of $4 billion. Bill is a triathlete, automotive enthusiast, and experienced alpine skier and patroller.

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Bruce Milne
Vice President & CMO

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Vice President & CMO

Bruce is a visionary technology executive who brings over 20 years of marketing and products experience to Pivot3 as Chief Marketing Officer. Over the course of his career, he has helped innovative software companies establish their vision and execute their go-to-market strategy. Prior to joining Pivot3, Bruce played an instrumental role in the success of companies such as Socialware, Hyperformix, and OpenText (formerly Vignette). An avid outdoorsman, Bruce volunteers as a scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, which provides him the opportunity to pursue his interests in boating, sailing and camping while giving something back to the community. 

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Jamie Lerner
Vice President & COO

Meet Jamie Lerner

Vice President & COO

As a senior level executive with more than 20 years of experience developing innovative technology portfolios and leading high-growth organizations, Lerner specializes in building creative go-to-market strategies, enabling growth, developing sales talent and organizing highly effective teams to achieve remarkable results.

With a dynamic background that includes roles as general manager, sales vice president, engineer and CEO, Lerner brings deep cross-functional experience spanning a wide range of company sizes, technologies and industries. This includes startups as well as Global and Fortune 500 companies where he held senior leadership roles at Cisco, Seagate, CITTIO, XUMA, and Platinum Technology (acquired by CA).

As Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Pivot3, Lerner is responsible for continuing and accelerating the company’s rapid growth, and for delivering the most scalable and high-performing solution on the market.

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Carlo Garbagnati
Vice President of Engineering

Meet Carlo Garbagnati

Vice President of Engineering

As VP of Engineering, Garbagnati is responsible for leading the development efforts of Pivot3’s entire solution portfolio and driving roadmap execution to sustain exponential growth and evolution within the market.

Garbagnati was most recently the vice president of hyperconverged and NAS engineering at Hitachi, where he led hundreds of engineers on multiple projects for enterprise-class storage solutions, big data and analytics, and hyperconverged and software-defined infrastructures. He has extensive experience as a senior research and development leader in startups as well as large multinational companies, with a deep focus on software-defined storage and hyperconverged infrastructure technologies.

Prior to Hitachi, Garbagnati led the engineering efforts at BlueArc (acquired by HDS), a startup specializing in network-attached storage for high-performance and next-generation computing applications. Garbagnati has also held senior leadership positions at several emerging technology companies, including Quantum, Meridian, Parallan and Olivetti.

Carlo’s deep technical expertise and visionary approach to development help push the edges of hyperconverged technology even further to expand Pivot3’s market leadership and provide the industry with the most efficient, scalable and highest performing solution available.

Senior Leadership

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Ben Bolles
Vice President, Product Management

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Vice President, Product Management

Ben leads Pivot3’s product management teams. View Ben’s LinkedIn profile.

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Jeff Brown
Area Vice President, Engineering

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Area Vice President, Engineering

Jeff is the Area Vice President of Engineering for Pivot3. View Jeff’s LinkedIn profile.

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Anand Chakravarthi
Area Vice President, Middle East Sales

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Area Vice President, Middle East Sales

Anand leads Pivot3’s sales teams in the Middle East. View Anand’s LinkedIn profile.

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Mike Dunbar
Vice President, Western US Sales

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Vice President, Western US Sales

Mike leads Pivot3’s sales efforts in the Western US region. View Mike’s LinkedIn profile.

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Jeff Forte
Area Vice President, Federal US Sales

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Area Vice President, Federal US Sales

Jeff leads the Federal Sales team for Pivot3. View Jeff’s LinkedIn profile.

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Cathy Francis
Vice President, Sales Operations

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Vice President, Sales Operations

Cathy heads up strategy and execution for Pivot3’s sales operations.  View Cathy’s LinkedIn profile.

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Crystal Harrison
Area Vice President, Product Strategy

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Area Vice President, Product Strategy

Crystal heads up global product strategy for Pivot3. View Crystal’s LinkedIn profile.

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Randy Hollis
Vice President, Engineering

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Vice President, Engineering

Randy is the Vice President of Engineering at Pivot3. View Randy’s LinkedIn profile.

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Dennis Leahy
Area Vice President, Customer Success

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Area Vice President, Customer Success

Dennis leads Pivot3’s customer success teams. View Dennis’ LinkedIn profile.

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Mark Maisano
Area Vice President, Channel Sales

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Area Vice President, Channel Sales

Mark is Pivot3’s channel sales chief. View Mark’s LinkedIn profile.

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Bill McCarthy
Area Vice President, Eastern US Sales

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Area Vice President, Eastern US Sales

Bill is the Area Vice President for Eastern US sales regions. View Bill’s LinkedIn profile.

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Edgar Perez
Area Vice President, Solution Architects

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Area Vice President, Solution Architects

Edgar leads Pivot3’s Solution Architects team. View Edgar’s LinkedIn profile.

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Brad Ross
Area Vice President, Major Accounts

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Area Vice President, Major Accounts

Brad leads the strategic and major accounts sales initiaves. View Brad’s LinkedIn profile.

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Curt Wittich
Vice President, Sales, Middle East, Europe, LATAM

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Vice President, Sales, Middle East, Europe, LATAM

Curt is Pivot3’s Vice President of Sales for Middle East, Europe and Latin America. View Curt’s LinkedIn profile.

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William Golbitz
Area Vice President, Quality Engineering and Automation

Meet William Golbitz

Area Vice President, Quality Engineering and Automation

Bill is a career QA and Product Test Engineering leader who brings over 15 years of experience to Pivot3. With an extensive background in developing and testing complex software systems with a focus on storage and a consistent track record of delivering high quality, on-time releases, Golbitz brings a focus on efficiency, repeatability, and continual improvement with an emphasis on test automation, and the usage of closed loop corrective action procedures to Pivot3’s Quality Engineering and Automation team.

Board of Directors

Ron NashChairman & CEO | Pivot3
Al HigginsonBoard Member | F5 Networks
Steven MitchellBoard Member | Argonaut Private Equity, LLC
Brian R. SmithBoard Member | S3 Ventures
Donna TroyBoard Member | Epicor Software
Marc ZiontsBoard Member | Automated Insights

Investors

Our investors are key business partners, focused on helping build Pivot3 into a market leader. Their long-term collaborative approach to venture funding offers valuable industry, strategic, and corporate development expertise, in addition to providing capital resources.

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S3 Ventures

S3 Ventures is an earlier stage venture firm with $185 million under management. We are focused on information technology solutions that solve large business problems. S3 invests primarily in the formative stages of a company. This can be a handful of team members who have a unique technology with the potential to be a category defining opportunity to a more defined company seeking to launch after significant engagement with customers and a market-tested offering. We partner with the team and help focus methodically on what it takes to build a successful company. S3 invests primarily around the Southwest with a focus on Texas. www.s3vc.com

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Argonaut

Argonaut Private Equity is a private equity and venture capital firm specializing in growth capital, middle market, early venture, mid venture, late venture, turnaround, and buyout investments. The firm seeks to invest in the followings sectors: consumer electronics, energy, specialty materials, telecommunications, drug discovery and delivery, medical devices, aviation, healthcare services, technology, manufacturing, and financial services sectors. It prefers to invest between $1 million and $500 million over the life of its investment. Argonaut Private Equity was founded in 2002 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma with additional offices in India and Atlanta, Georgia.

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Interwest Partners

InterWest Partners invests in some of the world’s most promising early stage IT and healthcare businesses. For over 30 years InterWest Partners has partnered with entrepreneurs to build winning companies. With more than 200 years of operating and investing experience, InterWest has raised $2.8 billion, completed 80 IPOs, and participated in 81 upside acquisitions. InterWest is currently investing in InterWest X, a $650M fund. In 2014, InterWest made 22 investments and managed more than 100 active investments. www.interwest.com

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Mesirow Financial

Founded in 1937, Mesirow Financial, the sponsor of Mesirow Financial Capital Partners IX, is a diversified financial services firm with headquarters in Chicago. Illinois. Mesirow Financial has applied an innovative approach by maintaining a tradition of doing what it takes to service clients. The firm has been a pioneer in many ways offering a diverse platform of services, creating multi-disciplinary teams to service clients more effectively and offering alternative investments in the early stages of their existence.www.mesirowfinancial.com

Awards

Award-Winning Solutions

Pivot3’s award-winning software-defined storage solutions power Video Surveillance and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) applications in the education, enterprise, entertainment, gaming, government, financial, healthcare, retail and transportation vertical markets.

Unlike legacy storage companies that are tied to a “one-size-fits-all” proprietary hardware centric architecture, Pivot3 delivers its software storage technology in unique market-segment configurable converged infrastructure appliances. Pivot3 competes in high growth markets where it can deliver a sustainable competitive advantage based on the combination of its software-defined-storage architecture and purpose-configured standard enterprise-class x86 appliances.

        • Over 2,000 customers worldwide
        • Distribution through Ingram, Arrow ECS, Avnet, ScanSource
        • Founded in 2002 by veterans from VMware, Compaq, Adaptec
        • Offices in United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Japan and South Korea

Global Offices

Austin Office

221 W. Sixth Street, Ste. 750
Austin, Texas 78701
+1 512-807-2666 (main)
+1 512-807-2669 (fax)

Houston Office

6605 Cypresswood Drive
Spring, TX 77379
+1 281-516-6000 (main)

Louisville Office

361 Centennial Pkwy #230
Louisville, CO  80027
+1 855-647-4070 (toll free)
+1 720-245-6300 (main)

Derby Office

21 Brunel Parkway, Pride Park
Derby
DE24 8HR
UK
+44 (0) 330 024 1160 (main)

Japan/Korea Office

1F, Comfort Akebonobashi Bldg.
11-15 Sumiyoshichou,
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan 162-0065
+81-(0)3-6869-9146 (main)

 

Dubai Office

312, Building No. 12
Dubai Internet City
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 4504200 (main)
+971 50 5530248