Mark Martines, a Highly Experienced Technology Executive, Joins Basho Technologies as Chief Legal Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development

Further Expands Strength and Expertise of Basho Management Team

Mar 06, 2012, 11:12 ET from Basho Technologies

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Basho Technologies, the leader in highly available, distributed database technologies, today announced that Mark Martines has joined Basho's management team as Chief Legal Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development effective as of February 27, 2012.  With over 20 years of senior executive and legal experience, Mr. Martines enhances Basho's capabilities with respect to a number of different disciplines in software, including, among others, corporate finance and development, strategic partnering, technology licensing, corporate governance and legal compliance.

Mr. Martines recently served as Associate General Counsel of Citrix Systems, Inc., a leading provider of virtualization, cloud-based computing and SaaS-based collaboration technologies.  Among his responsibilities at Citrix, he led and managed its corporate legal matters; was integrally involved in supporting Citrix's global strategic development; and led the creation of Citrix's corporate start-up incubator and served as a member of its investment committee.

Previously, Mr. Martines was Executive Vice President of Strategic Alliances and General Counsel at Jenzabar, Inc., a leading enterprise provider of software, strategies and services developed exclusively for higher education.  Mr. Martines was integrally involved in Jenzabar's debt and equity financings, acquisitions, strategic partnerships and acquired-company integration that helped grow a start-up into a mature, middle market company.  Mr. Martines came to Jenzabar from the international law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery, where he was a Partner in its Corporate and Securities Department.  Mr. Martines received his bachelor's degree in Biology from Tufts University and his law degree from The George Washington University Law School.

Don Rippert, Chief Executive Officer of Basho, said, "The addition of Mark Martines speaks further to the business momentum that Basho is building.  We are assembling a management team that we are confident will position Basho as best in class in data storage technologies. He provides Basho with the expertise to address corporate development and legal affairs in an emerging enterprise with highly attractive growth potential.  I am confident that Basho will benefit from Mark's valuable contributions and leadership as we lay a strong foundation for Basho's future success."

"I am excited to join the Basho team at such an important and exciting stage in its development," said Mark Martines. "The company is well positioned in a critical space in the IT market and I look forward to helping transform the company as it fulfills its strategic vision."

About Basho Technologies

Basho Technologies is the leader in highly-available, distributed database technologies used to power scalable, data-intensive Web, mobile, and e-commerce applications. Our flagship product, Riak, frees customer applications from the performance, scalability, and availability constraints of traditional databases while reducing overall storage and support costs by up to 80%. Basho customers, including fast-growing Web businesses and large Fortune 500 enterprises, use Riak to implement content delivery platforms and global session stores, to aggregate large amounts of data for logging, search, and analytics, and to manage, store and stream unstructured data.

Riak is available open source for download at Riak EnterpriseDS is available with advanced replication, services and 24/7 support. For more information visit or follow us on Twitter at

Basho Technologies is based in Cambridge, MA, and maintains regional offices in San Francisco, CA and Reston, VA.

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