MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kodiak Data, a leading provider of edge-cloud infrastructure, announced the appointment of two new members to the executive team. E. Casey Roche joins as Vice President of Strategic Sales; Sherri Chien-Niclas joins as Vice President of Marketing.
"We are entering an exciting phase due to strong traction with customers and partners," said Som Sikdar, CEO of Kodiak Data. "We welcome industry-recognized leaders Casey and Sherri on board; their expertise will accelerate adoption of our cutting-edge, big data cloud solutions for enterprises and service providers."
"I was attracted by Kodiak Data's disruptive technology, proven team and the talented investor group who foresaw the huge market opportunity," Roche said. "I look forward to expanding our footprint with partners in both private and managed cloud spaces."
"Data is driving the future, and Kodiak Data is transforming the cloud from simply outsourced infrastructure to being the heart of data-driven ecosystems," Chien-Niclas said. "I am excited to be part of this innovative team, and look forward to building the brand and creating value for all of our stakeholders."
Roche is an experienced industry veteran; he comes to Kodiak Data from cloud startup, DBM Cloud Systems, where he was Senior Vice President of Business Development. Before that he was Senior Vice President of Business Development at Compellon Corporation, and Vice President, Business Development at Violin Memory. Casey earned his master's and bachelor's degree from Rutgers University.
Chien-Niclas brings two decades of marketing leadership in storage, SaaS and security to Kodiak Data. Most recently, Sherri led global content strategy and thought leadership for the enterprise security business at Symantec. Previously, she served as Vice President of Marketing at Cenatek and Metavize, and founded two marketing and creative agencies, circle8media and Market pH. She holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Business Administration from Stetson University.
About Kodiak Data
Kodiak Data is an edge-cloud infrastructure company that allows customers to easily deploy and scale big data infrastructure in both public and private clouds. The Kodiak Data platform is the only solution that can create, within minutes, virtual clusters for cloud, data and storage services that run at memory-speed, and scale to the needs of big data applications and processing. For more information about Kodiak Data, visit our sites at www.kodiakdata.com and info.kodiakdata.com.
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