Software-based Hyperconvergence Company Adds Executives and Opens New Headquarters
Santa Clara, Calif. – August 23, 2016 – Maxta Inc., a leading provider of software-based hyperconvergence, today announced the addition of two well-known storage industry executives and has promoted a company veteran to expand and further strengthen its leadership team. The company also announced it has moved to new, larger quarters in Santa Clara, California.
Joining the Maxta® executive ranks are Herb Schneider, Mitch Seigle and Kiran Sreenivasamurthy, who will respectively lead the company’s engineering, marketing and product management teams. The three new vice presidents will report to Maxta founder and chief executive Yoram Novick and work closely with Andrew Perry, senior vice president of sales and Jim Fitzgerald, vice president of business development and OEM sales.
Schneider, a successful serial entrepreneur, has more than 25 years of leadership experience in systems hardware and software engineering, delivering complex systems and software solutions for enterprise flash storage, enterprise networking, and OpenStack-based clouds. Prior to joining Maxta, he served as executive vice president of engineering at Nebula, a provider of cloud software for enterprise customers. Schneider also co-founded GridIron Systems, a private maker of flash-based application acceleration appliances and served as co-founder and vice president of Extreme Networks, a publicly-held provider of enterprise and carrier-grade networking equipment. He holds several patents in data networking and security and earned a BSEE from the University of California at Davis.
Seigle brings more than 20 years of industry marketing experience to Maxta, garnered at leading storage hardware and software companies where he held progressively responsible management and executive roles in product marketing and management, corporate communications, corporate marketing and investor relations. Before joining Maxta, he was vice president of marketing and product management for Syncsort, a provider of big data integration tools and storage backup and recovery software. His prior leadership experience includes serving as vice president of corporate marketing for LSI, a maker of storage silicon, systems and software and as senior director of corporate marketing for Engenio Information Technologies, a leading provider of storage arrays and software to server and storage OEMs.
Sreenivasamurthy, who joined Maxta in 2013, has successfully led the company’s product management and product marketing efforts through its critical early stages of development, culminating in bringing to market award-winning Maxta MxSP® hyperconvergence software and MaxDeploy® appliances. His previous roles include serving as lead software product manager for Hewlett-Packard 3PAR storage and product manager for Mendocino Software, a maker of continuous data protection software. Additionally, he held various technical marketing, planning and engineering positions with NetApp, NetIQ and Taos Mountain. Sreenivasamurthy holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Mysore, a master’s degree in computer science from Pace University, and an MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship from Santa Clara University.
“A business is only as good as its people and with the expansion of our leadership bench I can honestly say that Maxta is well positioned to be a great business,” said Novick. “Herb and Mitch are formidable additions to the Maxta team thanks to their industry knowledge and experience and Kiran has proved himself many times over in his previous role at Maxta. With the talent these executives bring to the team, I am convinced we will continue to succeed in delivering to enterprises of all sizes a superior hyperconverged infrastructure with unmatched simplicity, agility and cost savings.”
The company’s new principal offices are located at 2350 Mission College Boulevard, Suite 703, in Santa Clara, California. For contact information and directions, please visit maxta.wpengine.com/contact.
Maxta is currently hiring for positions worldwide. For more information about employment opportunities, please visit maxta.wpengine.com/careers.
Maxta is redefining enterprise IT infrastructure through a groundbreaking approach to hyperconvergence that dramatically simplifies operation while delivering much greater agility and cost savings. Our award-winning MxSP software and MaxDeploy appliances offer unparalleled freedom of choice in servers, storage devices and server virtualization platforms, while eliminating the need for complex and costly storage arrays. For more information, visit us at maxta.wpengine.com or follow us on Twitter @MaxtaInc and LinkedIn.
Judy Smith, JPR Communications