Kovarus Appoints Steve Rogers as Chief Technology Officer and Expands Professional Services Offering

Rogers to Head Services Arm of Rapidly Growing Premier Technology Consulting Firm Specializing in Virtualization, Enterprise Storage and Networking

Dec 09, 2009, 11:00 ET from Kovarus, Inc.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Kovarus, Inc., a premier technology consulting firm specializing in data center design, implementation, and optimization, today announced that it has appointed Steve Rogers as chief technology officer. Rogers brings more than 20 years of consulting and services experience to the helm of the new, expanded Kovarus Professional Services department. He will develop the overall strategy and direction of the department as the company prepares for significant growth.

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"Kovarus has experienced a significant increase in sales and services around data center virtualization, enterprise storage and networking," said Peter Castaldi, principal and co-founder of Kovarus. "The expansion of our scalable professional services offering, which centers on customer satisfaction, is a critical component of our company's success. Rogers' experience and proven leadership in developing and managing technology services organizations comes to us at a perfect time. Under his leadership, Kovarus will have a solutions offering and technical team that can scale to meet the needs of our customers and our company's continued growth."

During his more than two decades in the technology industry, Rogers has developed deep technical expertise and strategic business acuity. Before joining the Kovarus team, Rogers served as vice president of engineering and strategic planning for Jeskell, a national IBM VAR. At Jeskell he was tasked with growing the services revenue and achieved 100% growth in just six months.

Prior to Jeskell, Rogers was the director of IT at PDL BioPharma, a biotech research and development company. At PDL BioPharma, Rogers was responsible for the overall customer service and implementation of all IT infrastructures. He also managed multiple data centers, and a nationwide team of 23 analysts and technicians, with a large multi-million dollar budget. Earlier in his career, Rogers ran his own IT consulting and services company for 13 years where he specialized in storage management, server integration and network infrastructure.

"Kovarus' integrated expertise and methodology is a unique combination of skills and experience that has a proven track record of delivering successful professional services," said Rogers. "As the virtualization industry continues to expand, Kovarus remains committed to managing its vendor and client relationships and providing its customers with unparalleled services and support."

About Kovarus

Kovarus, Inc., is a premier technology consulting firm, specializing in data center design, implementation, and optimization. With its extensive integrated expertise and proven methodologies, Kovarus helps companies align IT with strategic business goals and maximize their return on technology investments. Kovarus' unique ability to converge virtualization, storage, and networking technologies gives its clients a distinct operational advantage, enabling them to improve the efficiency, performance, and agility of service delivery. More information on Kovarus is available at www.kovarus.com or 650-392-7848.

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