NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Optanix, the leader in ensuring predictable IT for the world's most demanding organizations, announced today the appointment of industry veteran Randy Schirman as Chief Revenue Officer. This strategic hire comes as the company aggressively executes its sales and channel strategies for the Optanix Platform, which maximizes business service availability through an advanced, highly automated, proactive approach to identifying and resolving critical root cause incidents. Schirman joins Optanix from Talari Networks, where he was Vice President of Worldwide Sales.
"We're fortunate to have an industry professional like Randy join our team. Over the years, he has demonstrated his skill and passion in working with leading sales professionals to build some of the most effective channel programs in our industry," said Robert Kennedy, CEO of Optanix. "We're excited to be attracting top-tier talent as we continue to grow Optanix as the leader in creating the predictable IT outcomes demanded by enterprise IT operators."
Schirman brings with him 25 years of sales leadership experience within the enterprise software industry. Prior to Talari, he was a valued member of the Riverbed senior leadership team, serving as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Channels. Earlier in his career, he held various sales positions with Citadel Security (acquired by McAffee) and at Netscreen Technologies, through its acquisition by Juniper Networks.
"We recognize the ongoing market shift in the employment of technology-as-a-service approaches as the fastest growing and preferred way of delivering and consuming business data," said Randy Schirman, CRO of Optanix. "Business units and IT organizations are struggling to get their hands fully around the tidal wave of events and data from applications and the service delivery infrastructure those applications rely on. Optanix provides a holistic service predictability strategy through a systematic and highly automated approach to determining the root cause of every real issue impacting the business service. Our ability to supply a comprehensive, proactive approach by alerting business and IT stakeholders of issues before they happen ensures a superior, predictable end user experience."
Optanix was recently named a Gartner Cool Vendor in Gartner's 2016 "Cool Vendor in ITSM 2.0" analyst report. For the third consecutive year, the company also received ISO security certification for their managed services offerings, supported by the Optanix Platform.
To learn more about how you can put Optanix to work for your organization, please visit: www.optanix.com.
Optanix is leading the advancement of predictable IT in today's hyper-competitive digital economy – where predictable service delivery has never been more vital – with its automated IT service availability platform and related IT Management-as-a-Service offerings. Optanix offers a patented approach to proactively optimizing the service delivery infrastructure, powering critical business services so IT organizations can filter out the noise, focus on what matters, and drive operational success, ensuring the highest levels of reliability, security, and availability. The Optanix Platform accelerates root cause through an average 100,000:1 reduction in meaningful events, generates a 50 percent reduction in remediation times, and enables first-time fix rates of over 90 percent.
Hundreds of customers, including 80 percent of the largest global financial institutions, plus the world's top media companies, technology companies and federal government agencies, rely on Optanix's proven platform and services. Optanix was named a "Cool Vendor" in Gartner's 2016 ITSM 2.0 report, highlighting our innovative approach to helping customers more efficiently leverage IT resources by aligning priorities based on the criticality of incoming alerts. The battle-tested Optanix Platform, powered by Advanced Logic Automation, and full suite of accompanying services are delivered through industry-leading channel partners, who benefit from our turnkey SaaS solution and extensive IT automation experience.
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Resound Marketing for Optanix