Maxta Names Storage Industry Veteran Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Maxta today announced that it has appointed storage, networking and virtualization industry veteran Steven Velardi as its Vice President of Worldwide Sales. He is responsible for building and leading the company’s channel and sales programs for its flagship Maxta Storage Platform (MSxP). Velardi reports directly to company CEO Yoram Novick.
Velardi has been instrumental in helping technology companies develop successful sales plans and in scaling their businesses by assembling and leading top-tier sales teams. Velardi comes to Maxta from Vello Systems, where he held a Vice President Worldwide Sales position and helped accelerate its move into the Software Defined Networking (SDN) space. He has previously held vice president positions at Actona (purchased by Cisco), Powerfile (purchased by HLDS) and Infineta Systems (purchased by Riverbed), as well as various management roles at companies such as EMC, Veritas Software, Cisco Systems and IPL Systems. He received his B.S. at University of Rhode Island, College of Business Administration.