AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pivot3, a pioneer and innovator in the development of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions, today announced that Bruce Milne has been named the company’s Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.
With over 20 years of marketing and products expertise in the technology industry, Milne will help propel Pivot3’s vision and strategy forward and further position the company as a leader in HCI.
“Pivot3 represents a unique and exciting opportunity,” said Milne. “We have a proven product, an exceptional customer base and a world-class sales and distribution capability. With strong execution in marketing and business development, we can extend Pivot3’s leadership in this dynamic market.”
Milne brings to Pivot3 extensive background in the areas of corporate strategy, enterprise marketing, demand generation, product marketing and management and enterprise sales. He has held executive positions with enterprises such as Vignette (now OpenText), Hyperformix and most recently Socialware, where he was responsible for all aspects of sales, marketing and business development, including sales enablement, go-to-market planning and execution, partners and strategy.
“We are excited to leverage Bruce’s extensive experience in helping companies with great solutions capitalize on their growth opportunities,” said Ron Nash, CEO of Pivot3. “Pivot3 is widely recognized for our solutions which increase performance and lower cost in data center processing and storage infrastructure, while also increasing resiliency, security and availability. Thanks to our unique and patented approach to managing data and processing power, we are already regarded as a leader in enterprise solutions and a provider of the highest-performing hyper-converged platforms in the market. Bruce will be instrumental in expanding our message to reach customers who are ready to step into a new era of IT.”
At Pivot3, Milne will focus on designing and executing go-to-market strategies in data-intensive sectors such as VDI, backup and disaster recovery, video surveillance and server virtualization in demanding markets such as financial services, healthcare and defense.
“Gartner believes that by 2019, 35 percent of all integrated systems sold will be hyper-converged, and recognizes Pivot3 as one of the early leaders in this space,” Milne adds. “This highlights the tremendous opportunity for Pivot3 to expand its market presence and extend its leadership. Pivot3’s vast experience and extensive patent portfolio gives us a great deal of credibility and momentum, and I look forward to being part of the team and building an exciting growth business.”
Milne graduated from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in M.I.S.(Hons) and Marketing.
Founded in 2002, Pivot3 provides patented global hyper-convergence technology that saves an extraordinary amount of space, ensures fault tolerance, drives down complexity and cost and dramatically increases scale-out performance. Today, Pivot3 has more than 1,600 customers around the world deploying more than 16,000 globally hyper-converged infrastructure appliances in multiple industries, such as video surveillance, healthcare, government, transportation, entertainment, education, gaming and retail. The company has won numerous awards and was most recently featured by CRN in their top 50 Virtualization list for 2014. To learn more about Pivot3, visit http://www.pivot3.com.
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