Sunnyvale, Calif., September 17, 2014 – Maxta, a leader in hyper-convergence and software-defined storage, today announced the appointment of Jim Fitzgerald as its vice president of business development and OEM sales. 

Fitzgerald, who has 25 years of sales and management experience in enterprise software and storage, joins Maxta from Nexenta Systems where he was vice president of business development. He led Nexenta’s partnership strategy and successfully closed OEM sales and strategic relationships with companies such as Cisco, VMware, Intel, SuperMicro, Sandisk, and Seagate.

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“I’m very excited to join Maxta to help the company realize its goal of dramatically simplifying and streamlining IT by thinking outside of the storage box,” said Fitzgerald. “From my experience, enterprises are desperately searching for a solution that is simple, agile, flexible and highly available for a wide range of business-critical applications. I believe that Maxta’s software-defined storage and hyper-convergence solutions are precisely the solutions they are looking for. I’m eager to strike up partnerships and close sales to help customers realize the benefits of Maxta’s approach.”

“We are very fortunate that Jim decided to join Maxta,” said Yoram Novick, Maxta founder, president and CEO. “Jim has a proven track record as a successful business development pro with skills and relationships that will advance Maxta globally with key strategic partners. We appreciate Jim’s executive and entrepreneurial experience for growing technology companies.”

Fitzgerald’s track record includes data protection leader SteelEye Technology, where as founder and CEO, he guided the company through multiple funding rounds, consistent revenue growth, and ultimately its sale to SIOS Technology. He spent eight years at Sun Microsystems in successively more influential sales and marketing roles and where he developed global business policies, negotiated key channel and OEM deals with multi-national companies and distribution partners, and led strategic partnerships, corporate acquisitions and joint ventures.

Fitzgerald received a bachelor’s in economics from Boston College and an MBA from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

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Maxta maximizes the promise of hyper-convergence. Maxta software-defined storage solutions provide organizations the choice to deploy hyper-convergence on any x86 server, use any hypervisor and any combination of storage devices. The simplicity of Maxta’s VM-centric solution reduces IT management to further maximize cost savings. Hyper-scale, enterprise-level data services and capacity optimization, empower organizations to hyper-converge, eliminating the need for SAN or NAS devices. Think outside the storage box. For more information visit

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Judy Smith
JPR Communications