Gridstore Names Chris Sterbenc Vice President of Sales

Top Sales Veteran Added to Storage Innovator’s Executive Leadership Team

Mountain View, CA, December 01, 2012 --( Gridstore™, the leader in software defined storage solutions, today announced that it has named Chris Sterbenc as its vice president of sales. The technology industry veteran has joined Gridstore to oversee its sales channel expansion as it embarks on the next phase of its growth strategy.

“Today’s businesses continue to demand simple, powerful and affordable storage solutions that will scale with their business requirements,” said Kelly Murphy, CEO of Gridstore. “As a result, Gridstore is in a prime position for growth and expansion. Sterbenc is a results-oriented leader with a proven success rate in building high-performing teams and driving multi-million dollar revenue growth. He brings a wealth of experience and strategic sales vision to our leadership team and his proven track record in this growing market will deliver powerful value as our company continues to execute against its goals.”

Reporting directly to Murphy, Sterbenc joins Gridstore from Axcient, Inc., where, as the company’s vice president of sales he built a go-to-market strategy that resulted in dramatic growth of the channel, customers and revenue for the cloud-based backup provider. Prior to that, Sterbenc was vice president of sales at Untangle, Inc., and vice president of worldwide partner programs at Apparent Networks, Inc. He has also held executive sales and marketing positions with Microsoft Corporation, NCompass Labs, Inc, and Rainmaker Systems. He holds a bachelor’s degree in computer and informational sciences from University of California, Santa Cruz.

“I am very excited to join the Gridstore team of high-energy, transformational leaders as we capitalize on the exploding opportunity for simple, scalable, affordable storage,” said Sterbenc. “I look forward to building the sales team and partner channel that will drive the exponential expansion of Gridstore’s global customer footprint.”

Gridstore Sets the Standard as the Industry Enters the Era of Software Defined Storage
Businesses of all sizes are suffering from the explosion of data growth. The cost is also exploding and it becomes impossible to scale efficiently with monolithic, legacy architectures. The Grid addresses the influx of data that traditional scale-out architectures have not been able to solve. Gridstore is first to market with an advanced software defined storage platform that scales as a business’s data needs scale, no overprovisioning, no wasted capacity. The Grid solution revolutionizes the way storage is managed, seamlessly integrating into existing environments.

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Gridstore is the leading provider of software defined storage that turns simple storage building blocks into the world’s most powerful and affordable storage without limits. Gridstore brings the era of mainframe-style monolithic storage and its disruptive forklift upgrades to an end. The Grid allows businesses to start small and pay as they grow to any size while growing more powerful with each additional block. We eliminate the frustrations of planning and forecasting for the unknown. No more headaches, no more disruption to the business. Now you can effortlessly give your organization the powerful storage it demands. Gridstore is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and has development facilities in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please visit:
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