Names, faces and storage people places

Without further ado…

Kirill Tatarinov has joined the Acronis board. He was most recently the president and CEO at Citrix Systems and is said to know effective product development strategies and possess a deep knowledge of enterprise IT. He also spent 13 years at Microsoft in several exec roles.

David Bennett becomes Axcient CEO this month, replacing Matt Nachtrab who quit in October last year.

Cohesity has hired James Warnette from Veeam to run EMEA communications – the role he had at Veeam.

NVMe over Fabrics startup Excelero has appointed high performance computing pioneer Sven Breuner as field chief technical officer. He joins Excelero from ThinkParQ, the company behind the BeeGFS software-defined parallel cluster file system and software-defined solution for scale-out storage, where he served for five years as CTO and CEO.

InifiniteIO has appointed Chris Galvin as chairman of its board. Galvin was chairman of object storage supplier Cleversafe which was bought by IBM. He previously served as the chairman and CEO of Motorola and chairman of NAVTEQ.

Chris Galvin.

Scale-out filer developer Qumulo has hired Mercer Rowe as VP of business development and Josh Harbert as VP of demand generation. Rowe, previously SVP and GM of Avaya’s cloud business,  will drum up partnerships with software application vendors, hardware vendors and public cloud companies. Harbert was with enterprise software company Apptio, where he was VP of marketing.

Scale Computing has appointed Dan Pierce as VP of strategic sales. He will run Scale’s OEM business in licensing its IP to strategic partners, and lead sales in APAC and LATAM.  Existing OEM deals include Lenovo, BCDVideo, Ingram Micro and APC by Schneider Electric.

As flagged in January, Scale has hired Marlena Fernandez as VP of marketing, running content marketing, demand generation, brand management and the go-to-market strategy. Pierce and Fernandez will work with Lenovo on worldwide go-to-market strategies and sales and partner enablement.

Marlena Fernandez